NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Social gaming specialist Zynga was one of tech’s big movers in premarket trading, lifted by the impending Facebook initial public offering.
With Facebook expected to price its offering late on Thursday, Zynga shares climbed 2.07% to $8.39 before market open.
Zynga, the company behind the popular Farmville and Mafia Wars games, accounted for 12% of Facebook’s revenue in 2011 and 11% of the company’s sales in the first quarter of 2012. Facebook, which has signed a deal with Zynga until 2015, retains up to 30% of the revenue from Zynga game sales on its platform. …
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Gamers know it: Every time Hideo Kojima finishes one of his “Metal Gear” stealth video games, he attempts to wash his hands of the wildly successful franchise and says, “That’s it. I’m done.”
Yet, “Metal Gear” is to the famed game-creator as the mafia is to Michael Corleone: Just when he thinks he’s out … they pull him back in. “They” being the series’ fans.
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A 38-year-old man with reported links to the Montreal Mafia has been gunned down in a strip mall parking lot in Saint-Léonard.
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“Guns don’t need agreements” in this crime-drama involving the mafia.
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