Zynga Inc's (NASDAQ:ZNGA) bookings rose 15 percent to $175 million in the third quarter, as the maker of "Farmville" set its mobile gaming push in motion with releases such as "New Words with Friends."
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Expected bookings, an indicator of future revenue, for the quarter ended September 30, came in higher than Wall Street estimates. Analysts, on average, had expected bookings to rise to $171.7 million in the third quarter, from $152.11 million in the same period a year earlier.
(Reporting by Malathi Nayak; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)