PopCap Plans IPO for November as It Emphasizes Mobile and Social Games

Making good on its announced intentions, Seattle’s PopCap Games, a casual game maker known for titles like Bejeweled, confirmed it is preparing to go public as soon as November, according to a company spokesperson. Popcap has been busy recently beefing up its mobile and social game offerings, today launching the first social version of Plants vs. Zombies on the Chinese social networking site Renren. It also has released its first Android games via an exclusive in the Amazon Appstore.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work