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Zynga Paid Cash for OMGPOP

One of the advantages to going public is the ability to use your stock for acquisitions. But Zynga didn’t use its newly liquid shares to buy OMGPOP this week — it paid $180 million cash for the Draw Something game maker, the company told the SEC today. (Per our earlier report, OMGPOP employees may be able to make another $30 million via earnout/retention payments.) Meanwhile, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has registered to sell another 16.5 million shares, currently worth $228 million.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus