Zynga Mobile Makes Another Acquisition: Toronto’s Five Mobile

Zynga’s mobile division has been bulking up as of late. The company said today that it acquired yet another mobile development studio for an undisclosed sum: Toronto’s Five Mobile.

The company, which will become Zynga Toronto, is not a game developer. Instead, Five Mobile is more of a gun-for-hire that brands and media companies pay to build mobile apps. Previous clients include MapQuest, electronic music magazine XLR8R, Royal Caribbean International and TripIt.

Zynga didn’t really provide any specifics on what the team will work on, except to say that it will “focus on advancing multiple initiatives within Zynga mobile.” The acquisition isn’t entirely for talent either. Zynga said it would be acquiring intellectual property with the deal. Ameet Shah, Five Mobile’s managing partner for sales and business development, will lead the studio and report back up to Zynga Mobile.

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