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‘Draw something’ draws attention

OMGPOP brings a whole new meaning to Pictionary with its new app called Draw Something.

The free app allows users to draw from three objects of which he or she has to choose and then draw.

Think of it like an electronic version of ‘pictionary.’

The users compete against each other in trying to guess what the other has drawn by sorting out a series of tiles into the allotted spaces to complete the word.

Though it may seem elementary, Draw Something now has 13 million daily users who are logged in through Facebook, compared to Zynga’s Words With Friends, which has 8.6 million daily active users.

After only five weeks in the App Store, it has received more than 30 million downloads.

“This is the most fun I’ve had with an addictive app in a long time,” junior Lauren Oliver said.

“I like it because it’s more of an interactive game where you can compete without it being too much of a video game.”

What do Draw Something and Angry Birds have in common?

Apart from the fact that they are incredibly popular apps, they may both fall under the same umbrella company, Zynga.

Zynga is the world’s leader in smartphone application innovation.

The company is responsible for such app hits like “Farmville,” “Cityville” and “Words with Friends.”

Zynga is talking with OMGPOP, the creators of the newly popular app, about acquiring it.

After unseating Words With Friends with the number of daily users on Facebook, Zynga has good reason to be interested in such a popular and fast-growing app.

Though Zynga and OMGPOP have not entered the next stage of finalizing any sort of deal, speculations for the price of the acquisition range from $150 to $200 million.

Should these speculations come to fruition, it will be Zynga’s largest publicly disclosed acquisition to date. 

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