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Wanted: Social Games. Money No Object.

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the OMGPOP effect.
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OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter with Ghostface Killah. (Twitter)

MegaMillions isn’t the only game in town capable of inspiring a feeding frenzy. Not content merely to snap up OMGPOP at something like $180 million, Zynga is making it known they’ve still got IPO cash burning a hole in their corporate pockets. Merger chief Barry Cottle basically told Bloomberg that they are hungry, ready to move fast, and rich as hell:

“We have a significant amount of cash, we have no debt, and we have access to debt to be as aggressive as we need to be.”

Well, okay, then!

Such a temptation will not be ignored, says analyst Michael Pachter:

“You are going to have a lot of developers swinging for the fences and trying to hit it fast and hope Zynga will give them a couple hundred million dollars.”

Now, on a scale of one to Instagram, how many people just started coding with visions of buyouts dancing in their heads?

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