Online gaming continues to be a huge industry, last week we say Zynga, the maker of FarmVille and CityVille issue its IPO that helped them raise $1 billion, which also makes it the largest US internet IPO since Google raised $1.9 billion back in 2004.  Pando Networks, compiled some data to produce an infographic that shows that the number of people downloading free-to-play online games grew by 450% between 2009 and 2011. According to the study, the increase in players has come from a number of large titles — such as Lord of the Rings Online .

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Dave Forde

Dave “The Connector” Forde has been involved in the technology industry across Canada for over 10 years in sales and marketing roles, he launched PR In Canada, and on Profectio.