UPDATED 11:20AM: It's official. EA has indeed purchased Chillingo for an undisclosed amount, but according to the L.A. Times, it cost EA less than $20 million.
EA said in an official statement: "By acquiring Chillingo, EA Mobile is increasing its market leadership on the Apple Platform as well as reaffirming its position as the world’s leading wireless entertainment publisher. This acquisition will combine Chillingo’s expertise in cultivating the ideas of independent developers with EA’s global mobile publishing reach."
Original story follows:
Word on Acquisition Street is that mobile games publisher Chillingo, the company behind the wildly addictive and phenomenon inducing iPhone/iPad game Angry Birds, is currently in the buyout sights of publisher Electronic Arts and, possibly, Intel.
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