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Draw Something Sees Steep Decline in Popularity

While the sudden smash hit Draw Something saw massive downloads over the past couple of months, studies show that is not exactly translating into active users. According to App Data, daily active users have been in sharp decline since the beginning of April. Originally developed by Omgpop, the company was bought up by Zynga in March, soon after their rapid …

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Draw Something Comes to Kindle Fire

OMGPOP’s Draw Something is now available for Kindle Fire, with its launch on the Amazon Appstore. Both free and paid versions will be available for download. Amazon Appstore announced the release in this tweet late last night. @amazonappstoreAmazon AppstoreBe drawsome! The wildly popular Draw Something is now available on Kindle Fire @amazonappstore. http://t.co/HiXjwi2L 9 hours ago via Social Manager Publisher ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered …

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Draw Something Receives Update, Gives You More Celebrities to Illustrate

Trying to bring celebrities to life in the insanely popular “Draw Something” is one of the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to accomplish in a video game. Never mind attempting to discover warp zones or achieving three stars in every Mario Kart race — drawing Beyonce without using words to describe my poorly-constructed illustration trumps them all. Just when I …

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OMGPOP CEO Helps Laid-Off Employees Cash in on ‘Draw Something’

Just a few months ago, “Draw Something” developer OMGPOP was about to tank, soon before Zynga stepped in to acquire the startup for roughly $210 million. At this time, OMGPOP’s Facebook games weren’t doing well, and CEO Dan Porter was forced to lay off a bunch of the company’s flash developers. Soon after, OMGPOP launched “Draw Something,” which quickly became …

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Draw Something Downloaded 50 Million Times in 50 Days

We’ve already reported on the huge success that is Draw Something. That success, however, has now become record-breaking and, quite frankly, unbelievable. VentureBeat is reporting that Draw Something has been downloaded more than 50 Million times from Apple’s App Store. The game has been out less than two months, a little over 50 days to be exact. This makes Draw …

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Draw Something, By The Brain-Scribbling Numbers

So there’s this game you may have heard of, draw… something? Ah, right: Draw Something. To say it’s popular would be to egregiously undermine the game’s success. More accurately, it’s been charging through the world of game apps this past month like a herd of PCP-soaked bulls stampeding through Pamplona. The game ascended to unprecedented levels of popularity in a …

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Twitter Scam Preys On Draw Something Fans

Twitter scams are nothing new, and their level of sophistication can vary. Sometimes, a scam user will just send out links to multiple other users offering some prize or ware. Sometimes, scam users will flood users with random links, with no explanation. The latest scam to hit Twitter is notable because it involves one of the most popular games currently …

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OMGPOP’s Founder Almost Gets Ran Over

OMGPOP founder Charles Forman was almost hit by a car after walking into traffic, while in a daze over excitement at his recent sale to Zynga, the social network game developer. OMGPOP, makers of the popular game “Draw Something,” was sold to Zynga for reportedly close to $200 million. Forman was so pleased with the sale that he wandered into …

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Zynga Is Top Dog In the Facebook Gaming Market [Infographic]

Earlier today WebProNews’s Mike Fossum reported that Zynga CEO Mike Pincus is selling 15 percent of his stock in the company’s secondary offering to prevent share dumping. The news comes just two days after the social network game developer acquired rival developer OMGPOP to the tune of some $200. That acquisition, which landed the company control of “Draw Something,” currently …

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Zynga CEO Selling $225 Million Worth Of Stock

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus will be selling 15% of his stake in the company, roughly 16.5 million shares, in Zynga’s secondary offering, according to its latest SEC filing. Against yesterday’s closing price, the shares are worth $227 million. Adjusted to an assumed discount to where it’s traded, Pincus will likely end up with about $225 million. Fortune’s Dan Promack sorted …

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Zynga Acquires “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP

Earlier we reported that Zynga had made a deal to acquire OMGPOP, and now it is official. The social gaming giant behind such popular games as Words With Friends and Farmville has bought the makers off breakout hit “Draw Something” for and undisclosed amount, although reports are putting the figure at around $200 million. David Ko, CMO of Zynga, talked …

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Zynga Buys “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP [REPORT]

UPDATE: It’s official, Zynga has bought NY-based OMGPOP. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Yesterday, we told you that social gaming giant Zynga was looking to buy OMGPOP. If the name OMGPOP doesn’t ring enough bells, I’m sure that the words “Draw Something” probably do. The Pictionary-meets-Jumble game has taken the iPhone / Android world by storm in the last few weeks. If you’re …

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