What are the Side Effects?
Although Zynga will receive more freedom to pursue other platforms such as Google+ (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), the FarmVille-maker receives the majority of its revenue from games on Facebook. Other gaming companies could eventually overtake Zynga’s dominance in the Facebook gaming arena. Furthermore, some believe the Zuckerberg-led company will now create their own games and become long-term rivals with Zynga.
However, Facebook said in a statement, “We’re not in the business of building games and we have no plans to do so. We’re focused on being the platform where games and apps are built.”
CHEAT SHEET Analysis: “Are the Technicals on the Stock Chart Strong for Zynga?”
Judging by the reaction from Wall Street, the future just became more complicated for Zynga. Shares of the company dropped more than 8 percent on Friday. As the chart below shows, this is yet another blow to investor confidence and the stock chart technicals. Shares are down about 75 percent year-to-date.
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