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Zynga (ZNGA +5.8%) - yes, Zynga - is joining the ranks of Internet companies creating original...

Zynga (ZNGA +5.8%) - yes, Zynga - is joining the ranks of Internet companies creating original programming. The company has hired Rush Hour director Bruce Ratner and studio Six Eleven Media to produce a series of 30-minute animated shows based on (wait for it...) FarmVille. Forbes' Paul Tassi, a long-time Zynga critic, is skeptical Zynga will reap major synergies, and also questions the show's appeal to adult FarmVille players. Shares are continuing their post-earnings rally today, perhaps lifted by rising online gambling hopes.
Comments (2)
  • I agree that making farmville cartoon skits might be fun for kids, but doesn't ZNGA think they should appeal to the people that will be playing their games with cash? Seems ZNGA is desperately grasping for air dreams again.
    11 Feb 2013, 02:50 PM Reply Like
  • You know, your comment is very revealing of why your not presidient of a big company. Coke sells a ton of product and a great deal of it is paid for by money from a third party. Kids parents buy them a coke, not the kid directly. The same process works when you get anyone "hooked" on a product and then they start putting out cash for it. Get kids hooked on a cartoon then get them into the game. Pretty simple process but you seem to not understand that.
    11 Feb 2013, 04:07 PM Reply Like
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