“Hold on, fuck that Larry. You’re my motherfucking man, Larry, but 72? Shiiiiit, might as well sleep outside. I’m an 82 man myself. 82, that’s my shit, that’s my motherfucking region right there.”—Leon Black
Google has quietly (secretly, one might say) invested somewhere between $100 million and $200 million in social gaming behemoth Zynga, we’ve confirmed from multiple sources.
The investment was made by Google itself, not Google Ventures, say our sources, and it’s a highly strategic deal. Zynga will be the cornerstone of a new Google Games to launch later this year, say multiple sources. Not only will Zynga’s games give Google Games a solid base of social games to build on, but it will also give Google the beginning of a true social graph as users log into Google to play the games.