Zynga Settles Lawsuit Against Disney's Playdom

Social games maker Zynga Game Network Inc. said it had settled a lawsuit 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 like "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.