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Coming up is a fireside chat with Zynga’s VP of Corporate Development & Strategy, Diwakar Rao recorded from an event that I helped organize with Pollen VC and Silicon Valley Bank.

You are about to discover what Zynga looks for in their acquisitions, if Zynga has plans to go outside of mobile, trends in M&A and how 5G and Stadia affect the mobile landscape.

Diwakar Rao is the VP of Corporate Development & Strategy at Zynga.

Highlights

01:04 – Zynga talks about their acquisition strategies and filters.

04:16 – Card games is still relevant and popular in mobile gaming; capturing a significant portion of the mobile market.

05:48 – Acquisition can be highly competitive in the mobile environment with non-traditional buyers joining the market.

07:25 – Zynga’s approaches to exploring outside of mobile games.

07:55 – Cross-platform and 5G technology is the future for mobile gaming.

14:58 – The irrefutable effects of Stadia within the mobile sphere.

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