Zynga Buys Social Browser Flock

Games developer Zynga has acquired social web browser Flock.

The financial details of the acquisition are yet to be revealed.

The Flock web browser allows users to browse the web while staying connected to their favourite social networks and web platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg and YouTube.

The browser, which was launched in 2005, initially raised around $30 million in funding and has a user base of around 10 million. Flock also holds two spots in the Facebook top 10 desktop apps list.

Shawn Hardin, the CEO of the Menlo Park, California based social browser, wrote on a blog post: ""With over a quarter of a billion users, Zynga has captured the imagination of the world. Their dedication to understanding what social game users want and to delivering a wildly popular gaming platform is already legendary."

“Our team will help Zynga in achieving their goal of building the most fun, social games available to anyone, anytime – on any platform.”