OMGPOP drawing up a sale?

Mar 19, 2012
Games

As OMGPOP is seeing historic downloads for its new hit Draw Something, it is no surprise that the New York-based developer is rumored to be a hot acquisition candidate. TechCrunch is reporting that OMGPOP “is in talks” with Zynga for a transaction estimated to be between $150 million and $250 million. OMGPOP to date has […]

As OMGPOP is seeing historic downloads for its new hit Draw Something, it is no surprise that the New York-based developer is rumored to be a hot acquisition candidate.

TechCrunch is reporting that OMGPOP “is in talks” with Zynga for a transaction estimated to be between $150 million and $250 million. OMGPOP to date has raised approximately $17 million. The company only recently began focusing on mobile apps.

The app currently has more than 25 million downloads (recruited in its first six weeks of being available) and more than 10 million regular users.

Haven’t tried Draw Something yet? Check out our video review below.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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