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2012-06-13 14:38:16

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com Since its IPO last December, Zynga has gone from a wildly popular game publisher with over 10 million regular players with the company valuation at $10 billion, down to a dwindling company with roughly six million players and a stock price falling under $5. During the IPO, the stock began trading at $9.50. Analysts are taking note that audiences are moving from the popular "-ville" games such as FarmVille and CityVille to other games. It should be noted that...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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