has become immensely popular, and is the most downloaded app on the
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App Store, in both the paid and free categories. There are reportedly over 20 million downloads of
from the App Store. Over 35 million people have downloaded the app, and more than 1 billion drawings have been created in the last week, according to the press release. It is the number one word game in 84 countries according to the Apple App Store.
This is not the first acquisition Zynga has made to expand its games offering. The company also bought
, the company behind
Words with Friends
two years ago.
Zynga went public
in late 2011, as did fellow social networker
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Shares of Zynga are higher in Wednesday trading, up 2.46% to $13.72.
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