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Zynga, Playdom settle trade-secret suit

Social games leader Zynga Game Network Inc. said Tuesday that it had settled a suit it filed against Walt Disney Co.’s Playdom unit, ending a year-long battle over trade secrets with one of its closest rivals.

Zynga, known for games including “Farmville” and “Mafia Wars,” sued Playdom in September 2009, alleging that Playdom induced four former Zynga employees to steal trade secrets and use that information to help Playdom develop online social games to compete with Zynga’s games. Get the full story »