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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


@johnmaeda “What happens when the people who make the phones, *design* the phones that they’re making?”

@kpcb RT @johndoerr: "If we create the right environment for innovation, we can accelerate the pace of progress."-@BillGates on #CleanTech http:/…

@johndoerr "If we create the right environment for innovation, we can accelerate the pace of progress."-@BillGates on #CleanTech

@mabb0tt RT @StevenLevy: Orig enroll site: $200M to build, $70M/yr to maintain. USDS revamp: $4m to build, $4M/yr. https://t.…

@algore Wednesday @NASA posted the latest #DSCOVR image taken by #EPIC. I look forward to seeing more from #DSCOVR & #EPIC

@aileenlee Handy UV-Busting Visor Snaps Onto Any Bike Helmet via @WIRED

@andychen RT @KPCBFellows: 93% of world doesn't have a college degree. But what if everyone had access to an education via @coursera? #edtech http://

@andychen RT @KPCBFellows: .@Indiegogo talks about empowering people to fund what matters to them. Democratization of funding. :)

@andychen RT @KPCBFellows: .@Square talks about changing payments forever and empowering small business owners.

@andychen RT @KPCBFellows: .@Uber talks about providing transportation as reliable as running water for everyone everywhere.

@mabb0tt RT @declara: Insight night, 11th of Agust with @Dchrapaty and @mabb0tt RSVP here #womenintech #Leadership http://t.c

@kpcb RT @KPCBFellows: Standing room only at the @KPCBFellows reverse pitch night. #SiliconValley

@dinobecirovic 2) Tweets aren't just broadcast on Twitter. They are broadcast to logged out users on numerous platforms including TV and media sites. @CNBC

@dinobecirovic 1) No chance. Would @CNBC be able to communicate with the rest of the world on Myspace as it's doing right now?

@mabb0tt RT @KPCBFellows: .@airware talking about how "data is power" in the drone space. #Drones

@brookporter Proud to see Californians responding to the drought, esp right here in our backyard #gomenlopark

@mabb0tt RT @paulsmith: go, mikey et al

@aileenlee RT @triketora: so proud to work at pinterest

@mabb0tt RT @TectonicStack: Watch CoreOS CEO @polvi discuss #Tectonic Preview on stage from last week’s @Kubernetesio 1.0 event:

@brookporter RT @BillGates: Here’s why the Beast Burger and other plant-based meats are cooking up so much interest: @TIME http:/…

@brookporter Brilliant. 'Human' is more than a species designation, it's a goal, a responsibility to our planet and to each other

@kpcb RT @KPCBFellows: We believe in mission-driven people. Check out our summer-long virtual #BuildforGood hackathon http…

@johnmaeda The younger visionary is good at finding new keys, and the older visionary is good at knowing which doors to open.

@JShoee RT @msquinn: Big step forward and will be watched closely. Congrats @Pinterest team & @joelle_emerson!

@kpcb RT @zazzle: The anti-Amazon that's making money: Zazzle

@johnmaeda Originally trained as an architect, Vivian Rosenthal is CEO/founder of enterprise software co

@creigh Exciting to see @kinsa well received on Amazon Launchpad.

@johnmaeda Reflecting on what you’ve done well is best done during time available *after* reflecting on what you’ve done poorly. Then get back to work.

@johnmaeda "@Accenture on Tuesday is unveiling plans to expand its @Fjord design and innovation unit." —@WSJ via @JShoee

@johnmaeda Thanks to CEO/co-founder Zach Sims for hosting #DesignInTech in NYC with Judy Wert, Paola Antonelli, and Randy Hunt!

@dinobecirovic RT @USC_Athletics: USC has been picked by the media to win the Pac-12 Conference in 2015. #FightOn

@dinobecirovic RT @AustinJ: I want this to be a thing - live periscope earnings calls: T-Mobile CEO (and LegereDoll) right before Earnings call https://t.…

@algore Last week in Germany renewables briefly provided a record breaking 78% of the country's electricity. #ClimateAction

@dinobecirovic RT @Fascinatingpics: Why isn't this getting the attention it deserves?

@AnjneyMidha RT @TheDroneGuy: Telemetry data from #drone shot from sky in KY, proves shooter (who was arrested by local PD) lied about drone flying 10′ …

@AnjneyMidha RT @jgarzik: "Blockchain Hackathon Heads to India's Bombay Stock Exchange" #bitcoin @IBM @Coinsecure

@JShoee Life lessons from the gym: "if you aren't being challenged, you aren't changing". Keep at it. Don't give up!

@kpcb RT @BethSeidenberg1: Amazon helps digital health companies grow, Kinsa smart thermometer is one example.

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

@algore Picture 2 from #DSCOVR brings back memories of "The Blue Marble" picture, 42 1/2 years ago.