Zynga takes over Flock

You'll probably say: "Wow ... er...", so for some of you that are not all that familiar with the 43298 companies in Social interwebworking, games and media this needs some explanation.

Zynga is the company that brought us Farmville, Cityville and Mafia Wars, games on Facebook. The new game on Facebook, Cityville got 85 million game players in one month after launch.

Flock is a webbrowser with built-in connection to and display of all of your social network sites like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr a.s.o.

Zynga made Facebook a million dollar a day, according to Techcrunch in May and won the bidding from Google and Twitter who also were interested.

So what can that bring us? To speculate, I imagine a Tweetdeck like application that has browser capability and let's us interact directly with our 'Friends' on the Social networking sites, whilst playing the games, with those friends, that are developed by Zynga.

Although I'm not much of a gamer, I gamble on one possible trend here and that is that the browser functionality could be part of the app. This versus the developments of the Web that are aimed at making functionality available from within the browser.


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