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Zynga Takes on Social Gaming
Zynga's Farmville lets you plant and harvest crops, or buy zebra unicorns and play match maker to polka dot livestock. Your farm, your way.
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Zynga Takes on Social Gaming


@brookporter Chinese drone maker @DJIGlobal plows into agriculture via WSJ

@johnmaeda Christine, Michael, and team released N1 -- an industrial strength open source mail client:

@johnmaeda RT @KristenJohansen: Dear @Sonos owner friends: Trueplay is here - your existing speakers are now even better! So proud of my team. https:/…

@johnmaeda Assaf Biderman’s Copenhagen (robotic) Wheel converts bicycles into super-bikes:

@johnmaeda My anti-fav: “You’re saying that field is wrong, but I know it’s right.”

@johnmaeda 32 symbols from ancient caves collected by paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger:

@kpcb "The data points in favor of letting founder CEOs lead the companies they work so hard to build." @mabb0tt @BNarasin

@mabb0tt RT @lelandBdean: I've noticed a lot of artists/other creatives are using @gumroad now, and as a customer it's pretty sweet.

@kpcb Be bold when pitching mission driven startups to investors. Disregard those saying “Don’t try, it’s too hard.”

@johnmaeda Patrick and team have now made it easier to experience multi-room sound and Trueplay:

@dinobecirovic RT @drew: Why did @adele cross the road? To say hello from the other side.

@johnmaeda Ayah Bdeir’s electronic blocks kit is in TIME and the WSJ this week:

@AnjneyMidha RT @magicleap: Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Magic Leap

@kpcb Advice on #PriceHacking: 1. Know limits of research 2. Use “anchoring” 3. Rethink “fairness” 4. Focus on value

@johnmaeda I’m esp. thankful to have gotten to know #DesignInTech leaders in Silicon Valley like Dio:

@kpcb #Blockchain technology provides the building blocks for the global payment infrastructure of the future.

@kpcb "Listening is the most under-valued skill in an organization." - @RandyKomisar

@MaxMotsch Happy Friday... On a Wednesday! @ray_bradford @jpmcuddy @caltchek #TID

@kpcb Financial transactions are no longer centralized thanks to #blockchain technology.

@dinobecirovic Just a reminder that mobile commerce will soon rule the shopping world. #mobile #commerce

@kpcb Budgeting secret for today’s entrepreneurs: save money when you have money.

@kpcb DC & SV complement each other in cybersecurity; DC w/ resources & legal authorities - SV w/ innovation & expertise.

@johnmaeda Clark Valberg reveals design, business and tech at the organizational scale with new film

@AnjneyMidha RT @ErnOpp: “What’s really interesting here is that this code now lives on the Ethereum…” — @kpcb_edge

@AnjneyMidha RT @KLmoney8: Excellent guide for getting your first contract deployed. “Our thoughts on Ethereum” by @kpcb_edge

@AnjneyMidha RT @ethereumJoseph: KPCB pivots: Abandoning years of inv success to become an Ethereum dev shop. “Our thoughts on Ethereum” @kpcb_edge htt…

@dinobecirovic RT @warriors: 16-0. NBA History!

@kpcb When you become a manager, don't forget what you hated about being managed when you were an employee. #Ventured

@kpcb The kind of design that matters today is led by design leaders who understand the technology AND the business goals.

@johnmaeda RT @bunniestudios: interesting anti-copy measure on QR code: IR transparent black coating.

@johnmaeda “Design is not a science. But ‘not a science’ is not the same as ’completely subjective.’” —@viegasf @wattenberg

@johnmaeda Conventional microscopes image at molecular scales with new technique by Ed Boyden and team:

@johnmaeda RT @cathschmidt: Most coherent (& least dogmatic, pretentious, obnoxious) explanation of "typeface" vs "font", from Kinross

@johnmaeda “Design comes from successive discoveries, and the ability to make connections.” —Kyna Leski

@kpcb "Mentors don’t give you information, or tell you how to do something. They help you figure out what to do."

@johnmaeda Ron Ro’s vision for a distributed, consumer air-quality #IoT device is about to come true:

@mabb0tt RT @TectonicStack: In case you missed it, watch @Polvi discussing CoreOS and #GIFEE with @ggilbert41 from @theCUBE last week,

@dinobecirovic RT @RobinhoodApp: "Before now, there were two types of stock apps..."

@dinobecirovic This is HUGE. Was just talking about this last night, great timing! #mobilefirsttrading @bprafulkumar @vladtenev