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Yahoo! (YHOO) Acquires Cross-Platform Gaming Software Publisher PlayerScale

May 23, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Send to a Friend
Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) isn't done becoming "young and hip."

Today, PlayerScale CEO Jesper Jensen announced that Yahoo! has acquired the company. On the company's website, Jensen said:

Today is a great day -- both in our journey with PlayerScale and for users of our Player.IO product. We are happy to announce the next big step toward our goal of building the best possible gaming infrastructure platform: we have been acquired by Yahoo!. And don't worry, we’re not going anywhere. Our platform will continue to support the same great games that you love playing today … and in fact, it will only get better from here!...We have spent the past four years growing a three-person startup into a product that powers games played by over 150 million people worldwide and we are adding over 400,000 new users every day. In the last four months alone, we have increased our daily user growth rate by almost sixty percent. With Yahoo!’s backing, we can crank out awesome products and improvements to our platform faster than ever before. We will continue to support our existing product and deliver new services to help you grow and manage your success in cross-platform gaming -- whether it’s casual, social or mobile.

Yahoo! shares are down 1.4 percent on the session.




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