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Disney buys iPhone game devs Tapulous

Disney buys iPhone game devs Tapulous

Phone developer Tapulous has become a subsidiary of the Disney corporation after it was snapped up for an unknown figure last week.

Under the terms of the merger, the founders of the firm, which was behind the massive-selling Tap Tap Revenge, will become integrated into the management of Disney's own mobile division.

Disney is far from a small fish in the gaming sector and its range of iPhone apps have proved popular. However, its efforts have failed to ignite the world in the same way as Tapulous titles.

Steve Wadsworth of Disney said: "Mobile gaming is seeing unprecedented growth and this is the right time to invest to strengthen our position in the mobile business.

"In a short time, Bart and Andrew have built Tapulous into a successful and accomplished mobile games developer that's emerged as one of the most successful companies in the industry. We welcome the Tapulous team to the Disney family and look forward to integrating their popular games into Disney's offerings."

Tapulous only began life two years ago, but it has managed to get its games onto 30 per cent of all iPhones and iPod Touches in use today, marking it out as a true market leader.

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