Now that Zynga has gone public, what is in store for the world of social gaming? Analysts across the world weigh in on the industry and the impact of the IPO. Here’s a sampling:
Hugffington Post provides an excellent article discussing why Zynga’s IPO is a major victory for the Facebook social networking platform.
” Zynga and other app developers can tap into Facebook’s population of more than 800 million users, as well as the social network’s payment system, marketing opportunities and viral potential. “
Boston Herald takes the Zynga IPO behind the proverbial woodshed.
” The disappointing debut on the public markets may put a dent in the amount companies can raise in the future. Facebook, for example, has been rumored to be planning a $10 billion IPO in 2012, valuing the company at $100 billion. “
Los Angeles Times “John Schappert, Zynga’s chief operating officer, said his company is on track to grow beyond Facebook. “
Fox News ”Zynga, which makes popular games such as Farmville and Words With Friends, opened up 10% at $11, but closed down 5.8%. ”
Video: YouTube Description: Dec. 15 – GreenCrest Capital’s Anupam Palit says Zynga’s growth trajectory and its ability to turn a profit will provide additional upside for its stock once it starts trading