Zynga's IPO Could Look a Lot Like LinkedIn

By Sajid Farooq
|  Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011  |  Updated 9:52 AM PDT
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Zynga's IPO Could Look a Lot Like LinkedIn

Joi Ito

Mark Pincus could be all smiles if he takes his come the way of an IPO and still gets to control it.

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Just how closely were tech startups paying attention to LinkedIn's initial IPO last month? Close enough to want to replicate how the social-networking startup went public.

Zynga was reportedly one of the companies paying close attention to the affairs of LinkedIn.

The social-gaming company is reportedly going to make as little as 10 percent of its shares available in its planned offering.

The San Francisco-based game-maker has yet to file for an IPO but it has been rumored to be in talks with Goldman Sachs to carry out a stock sale.
 

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