Google invested over $100 Million in Zynga, preparing for upcoming "Google Games" launch

Google reportedly invested more than "$100 million and $200 million in Zynga," a popular social gaming company, which owns many of the extremely popular social networking games including Mafia Wars, Farmville and Cafe World. Goole is also quietly preparing to launch "Google Games," later this year….According to TechCrunch…."Zynga will be the "cornerstone" of "Google Games", […]

Google reportedly invested more than "$100 million and $200 million in Zynga," a popular social gaming company, which owns many of the extremely popular social networking games including Mafia Wars, Farmville and Cafe World. Goole is also quietly preparing to launch "Google Games," later this year….According to TechCrunch…."Zynga will be the "cornerstone" of "Google Games", say multiple sources. Not only will Zynga's games give Google Games a solid base of social games to build on, but it'll also give Google the beginning of a true social graph as users log into Google to play the games."

Also, there's a job opening for a "Product Management Leader, Games" at Google's Mountain View campus, it's not yet clear what exactly Google Games will be. It's however, thought to be a platform which would require users to sign-in to play games, essentially giving Google what it's been striving so very hard for recently -- the makings of its own very own social graph.

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