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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


@dbmount Thanks @naywilliams - looking forward to keeping track of your adventures with @AugustSmartLock!

@mabb0tt RT @eldsjal: Most people mistake calmness for acceptance; kindness for weakness and silence for ignorance.

@aileenlee RT @Noah_L: Congrats @jess @aunder + the rest of this rockstar #Angels crew! Hope to work together + let us know how we can help! http://t.…

@mabb0tt RT @OngEmil: No heart vs no spine.

@mabb0tt “#Angels” by @HelloAngels - amzing people: @jess @katies @janamal @aunder @chloes @vijaya - super helpful to newcos

@JShoee So awesome! Congrats @katies @jess @janamal @chloes @vijaya @aunder! “@HelloAngels: Hello, world.

@johndoerr Check out new team of angels from twitter. #angels

@kpcb .@Apperian announces Mobile App Management platform and redesigned Enterprise App Store for #Android 5.0 Lollipop

@mmurph CF+ fine for SaaS cos @CloudNotEnough "Time to Bring Back the Real IPO: Initial Profitable Offering" @VentureBeat”

@kpcb “Connected, secure, & self-diagnosing equipment will replace the $6.8T of existing fixed infrastructure in the U.S.”

@aileenlee RT @elizabeth: Congratulations to the @etsy team! S-1 docs filed. IPO time! cc @chaddickerson

@msquinn If the Etsy S-1 isn't hand-stitched on a bespoke organic cotton dog sweater I'll be disappointed. But, huge congrats to the team!

@msquinn RT @jess: Thrilled to be teaming up with @vijaya, @katies, @janamal, @aunder, and @chloes on #Angels:

@msquinn RT @KatieS: Investing in women is just better business h/t @RobLalka

@kpcb There will be a large wave of “smart, connected products” throughout the economy... Some trends we’re noticing: #IoT

@msquinn RT @nicolewong: My first op-ed for @CSMPasscode asks you to lean into the hard policy choices to protect #privacy, not dismiss them. http:/…

@kpcb RT @KPCBFellows: Need a new side project? Build for good, tackle one of the Fellows Challenges #hackforgood http://t

@mmurph RT @Shazam: #Shazam CEO @rriley17 talking about the future of a Shazamable world @4YFN_MWC #MWC15

@creigh RT @jeffborek: Microsoft Swarms Docker >Embrace, extend, hmm, what's that last one?

@msquinn RT @eringriffith: hipchat is dead at @FortuneMagazine, long live slack. i'll miss the custom emojis

@algore Make sure to catch the opening of @merchantsdoubt this weekend, a new documentary about climate denial

@msquinn Over 30% of ecommerce purchases are returned. That's a huge oppty for @Shyp to improve the process for buyers/sellers

@mabb0tt RT @xeni: It's not that I hate buzzfeed or facebook, I'm just sad that an entire generation of young people will grow up thinking that's Th…

@msquinn RT @nytimesbits: Nextdoor Social Network Digs Really Deep Into Neighborhoods

@moodrowghani With 53k neighborhoods (over 35% of the country) @Nextdoor raises new round of funding cc: @kpcb

@kpcb "Minimally Invasive Management" is a framework to think about managers as the servants, not the boss.

@lilaibrahim It's neither a state nor Islam @GoldmanSachs #10KWomen Middle Eastern women discussing the reality of their lives.

@lilaibrahim Women are central, especially when they're creating jobs. Moreso when it leads to peace. @GoldmanSachs #10KWomen

@lilaibrahim David Gergen talking about building better understanding between the U.S. & the Arab World. @GoldmanSachs #10KWomen

@lilaibrahim 43rd floor of @GoldmanSachs to celebrate amazing Arab women #10KWomen building diplomacy and a better future in the Middle East

@kpcb RT @Square: “If you pay attention to your customers, you’ll win.” @KPCB’s Mary Meeker speaking with @JuliaHartz #LadiesWhoLaunch http://t.c

@moodrowghani "With the acquisition of @deCarta, we will continue to fine-tune our products and services that rely on maps" cc:@kpcb

@dbmount RT @kpcb: New @KPCB Blogpost! The Industrial Awakening: The Internet of Heavier Things cc: @dbmount

@kpcb Healthcare is ripe for disruption b/c the payers, providers, & patients aren't linked in a rational economic system.

@johnmaeda "'The Internet of *Heavier* Things' will generate $14.2 trillion of global output by 2030." —@dbmount

@brookporter Big news @Renmatix today w oil giant @Total investing in low cost industrial sugars for renewable materials @KPCB

@mmurph So many powerful signals from data: “@businessinsider: How Shazam spotted a No. 1 Billboard song before it was a hit

@kpcb The SF rental market is the most expensive in U.S., reaching all-time high of $3,460 for a 1-bedroom apt. via @Zumper

@kpcb The Industrial Awakening will generate $14.2 trillion of global output by 2030.

@kpcb New @KPCB Blogpost! The Industrial Awakening: The Internet of Heavier Things cc: @dbmount