This week, we saw some significant developments related to
) & Zynga (
). Google stole the limelight this week, overshadowing every other
company following the Google I/O 2012 conference. It launched the
Nexus 7 tablet, which could obliterate the competition in the low
end tablet segment, and also launched Nexus Q, a media streaming
device. It also revealed stats which indicate that both Google Play
and Google Plus are doing very well, and are continuing to gain
traction in their respective markets.
In addition it demoed Google Glasses, which could be the next
big thing in consumer tech, and will be launched in 2013. Besides
that, it also launched Google Now which could improve the mobile
search experience for Android users and bring it on par with Siri,
and launched the Compute Engine which pits it against Amazon, the
leader in the cloud based infrastructure space.
We currently have a
Trefis price estimate for Google
, which stands nearly 20% above its market price.
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The other major internet giant in the news this week was Zynga.
Zynga hosted its Zynga Unleashed event earlier this week, and
launched "Zynga with Friends", its new cross-platform gaming
network at the Zynga Unleashed event this week. Zynga with Friends
aims to provide a unified platform which will bring together all
players from various platforms like Facebook, iOS, Android and
others. The Zynga with Friends network will be connected with a
social layer which is comprised of features like zFriends, a live
social stream, chat. It also extended its Platform program to
mobile, and added additional partners to the Zynga Platform.
Other than that, it also launched a couple of high profile games
like The Ville, touted to be its most social game yet, and
ChefVille, a game which enables players to create a virtual kitchen
and learn how to prepare various meals. It also two other games in
the Casino and Arcade genres - Zynga Elite Slots and Ruby
We currently have a
Trefis price estimate for Zynga
which stands much higher than its market price.
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