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Zynga buys Canada’s Five Mobile

Toronto, Canada-based mobile app maker Five Mobile has been acquired up by US Facebook game giant Zynga.
July 12, 2011

Toronto, Canada-based mobile app maker Five Mobile has been acquired up by US Facebook game giant Zynga.

The Toronto game studio will form the nucleus of Zynga Toronto, a Canadian beachhead to get the San Francisco-based maker of online games like FarmVille deeper into mobile apps.

Terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed.

Five Mobile founders Ameet Shah, Jeff Zakrzewski, Oliver Tabay and Troy Hubman will join Zynga, with Shah heading up the Zynga Toronto studio.

“In addition to the team, Zynga is also acquiring certain assets and intellectual property developed by Five Mobile,” Zynga said on its US blog, in announcing the Canadian deal.

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