Sources: Disney is trying to acquire maker of casual games

07/26/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Walt Disney reportedly is negotiating to acquire Playdom, one of the major players in the casual-gaming segment for Facebook and other social networks. The two sides are said to be far off on price, with figures being mentioned as high as $750 million and as low as $400 million. Disney has sought to increase its casual-game presence by acquiring iPhone developer Tapulous this month and virtual world Club Penguin in 2007.

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