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By all accounts, Electronic Arts' $1 billion acquisition of Seattle gaming company PopCap has been a resounding success.

All Things D reports that based on

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PopCap Has Made EA the Second-Largest Social-Gaming Company in the World

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By all accounts, Electronic Arts' $1 billion acquisition of Seattle gaming company PopCap has been a resounding success.

All Things D reports that based on Facebook use, EA has become the second most popular social-network gaming company, just behind the Bay Area's Zynga.

EA's rankings have been propped up by the recent launch of the Sims Social, which over the past week became the fastest-growing game on Facebook, and by its roughly billion-dollar acquisition of PopCap, which has Facebook titles such as Bejeweled Blitz and Zuma Blitz.

Meanwhile, in other local-tech-company-billion-dollar-acquisitions news, Microsoft is facing down an $8.5 billion receipt for Skype, a company that last year made a total of negative $7 million.

(Via TechFlash)

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