'Candy Crush' maker sees up to $7.6 billion IPO valuation

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Rich_F wrote:

another one hit wonder. anyone ever hear of another blockbuster game from the makers of angry birds? how’s zynga doing? don’t waste your time on this farce unless you’re a day trader looking to make a quick buck.

Mar 12, 2014 8:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
OftenDubious wrote:

Symptomatic of everything that is wrong in this world. A company that has significant risk to its longevity/sustainability of earnings, selling a product of which there are significant inferences of plagiarism/unresolved legal claims, looking to raise $500 million in working capital when it has recently paid out $500 million in dividends??

Is anyone planning on being here in 5 years time.

Mar 12, 2014 10:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DougAnderson wrote:

@Rich_F

Exactly. I really wonder what kind of investors would want to invest in these kind of stocks. Short sellers? People who believe in the greater fool theory? Or people who can’t tell a smartphone from their behind?

Mar 12, 2014 11:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
danytech wrote:

Investors can’t make money if people are playing for free or paying too little to play. It think I have better chance of making money by playing the lottery.

Mar 12, 2014 12:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
wilhelm wrote:

in the dictionary, illustrating the word ‘bubble’…

Mar 12, 2014 12:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whys333 wrote:

Ridiculous. When Facebook realized it was out of good ideas, it went IPO to generate a cash stream with which to roll the dice on other startups new and perhaps good ideas. That’s not a business model and that’s why I would never buy stock in Facebook. Now Candy Crush, a game people only know about because of Facebook, wants investor capital to do what? They don’t make game consoles. They don’t make mobile phones. They have a single successful game whose time is almost up, just like Facebook. Honestly, you can use your investment money to roll the dice just as well as either of these companies can. Heck, start your own IPO.

Mar 12, 2014 12:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

Tricking morons into giving you money for things that are frivolous is our new economy. I wonder if we have enough morons. Perhaps we should make some more.

Mar 12, 2014 4:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bella1123 wrote:

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Mar 12, 2014 6:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

One born every minute.

Mar 12, 2014 7:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JS2009 wrote:

King.com

Is a swedish software game company. Not Irish, as the registration implies.

Mar 12, 2014 7:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ooskalooska wrote:

Can’t wait to short the heck out of this stock.

Mar 12, 2014 7:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RD137 wrote:

A “free” mobile app game is worth $7.6 billion? hahaha. Just more proof there are WAY too many dollars floating around out there in lala land.

Mar 12, 2014 7:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JS2009 wrote:

Candy Crush. A swedish origin. We finns have created Angry Birds and Clash of Clans and that goes for nearly 8 billion euros for an IPO

Mar 12, 2014 8:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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