[ATTACH=RIGHT]16207[/ATTACH]The [URL="http://disney.go.com"]Walt Disney Company[/URL] has acquired gaming company [URL="http://playdom.com"]Playdom[/URL], a major player in the field of online social gaming. Robert A. Iger, President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, said in regards to the acquisition: “We see strong growth potential in bringing together Playdom’s talented team and capabilities with our great creative properties, people and world-renowned brands like Disney, ABC, ESPN and Marvel.” Playdom's price wasn't cheap: $563.2 million dollars, along with a performance-linked earn-out that could go as high as an additional $200 million. The California-based company is relatively new, having existed two and half years, but it's grown …

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With a fanship of over half a million people strong morbidly updating us about going to the gym and how they’re about to eat dinner semi-colon right bracket, Facebook's dominance seems untouchable, as they relish on their throne as the Wal-Mart of social networking. That is, until you mention Google. Google’s intentions for creating a “Facebook killer” entered the limelight on Wednesday when it was revealed by sources close on the matter that media mogul was in heavy talks with the juggernauts of social gaming. Rumored as “Google Me”, the service will be driven by a wide variety of games …

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Everyone is familiar with social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, or virtual world environments like Second Life, but the chances are you have not heard of [URL="http://www.clubpenguin.com"]Club Penguin[/URL] With the acquisition of this virtual world for kids today by the Walt Disney Company, that is all about to change. Daring to be different, and taking the virtual meeting spaces concept to the 6-14 year old age group, Club Penguin has gone from zero to hero in less than two short years, growing to a current subscriber base of some 700,000 paid up members from 12 million activated users. …

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