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Zynga Updates SEC Filing, Lists Google as an Investor

Social games maker Zynga’s updated filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that Google is one of its investors.

The company, which is planning to launch an IPO soon, revealed that search engine giant Google is one of its top investors. Interestingly, Facebook is also an investor and has exclusive rights over some of Zynga’s most popular games.

With this latest revelation, it will be interesting to see how things play out as Google and Facebook are investors in Zynga and both are now rivals in the social networking market as Google launched Google+.

According to the filing, Facebook has the exclusive right to every Zynga game available on the social networking platform, some of Zynga’s most popular offerings like Farmville and CityVille will not be available on Google +.

Zynga informed in the filing that it had raised a total of $845 million from three official round of funding. Speculators had earlier believed that Google might have invested around $100 million but now the Android maker’s investment in Zynga is being valued somewhere around the $200 million range.

The company’s looming IPO is perhaps the most anticipated one in a long time and Zynga hopes to raise more a than a billion dollars.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.