Disney to buy Playdom

Playdom builds games that run on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. The company claims more than 38 million monthly active users, and its games include popular titles such as “Mobsters.”

The Wall Street Journal said on Friday that Disney is discussing a deal to buy Playdom for more than $500 million. The report cited people familiar with the matter. Playdom declined to comment. Disney did not return calls seeking comment.

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