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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


@algore Respected climate advocate Mohammed Nasheed must be given a fair and just trial. The eyes of the world will be watching.

@msquinn Apparently everyone feels the same way! Let's have a day where we tweet what we really think & it doesn't hurt us long term. You go first.

@msquinn Draft tweet, consider future career/children/hopes/dreams, delete tweet. Repeat 25x/day.

@kpcb Smart consumer products are cool, but there are huge opportunities for connected devices in industrial technology.

@kpcb Portfolio company @Affectiva recognized as 1 of 5 companies that really understand #BigData @WEF #emotionanalytics

@kpcb RT @johnmaeda: For my upcoming #DesignInTech report for @SXSW I am at 21 slides, and just drew a @THONET_GmbH No. 14 chair …

@johnmaeda For my upcoming #DesignInTech report for @SXSW I am at 21 slides, and just drew a @THONET_GmbH No. 14 chair …

@creigh RT @kinsa: Join your school group and start tracking the #health weather today - PLUS get $10 off

@johnmaeda "I found MBA studies to be invaluable, but learning how to think as a designer was much more difficult." —@julespieri

@johnmaeda "You better get used to the speed of change because it ain't gonna get any slower." —Jim Young, my fav Texan:

@kpcb What kinds of technologies are disrupting the agriculture industry? Take a listen: #AgTech

@msquinn If you read one story about a lawsuit today, make it this @Fortune gem on "The Battle for Benihana" (really crazy!)

@johnmaeda "Education is not about teaching … it's about co-adventuring." —Richmond Mayo-Smith via Dennis Kratz @UT_Dallas

@johnmaeda "What you don't know may not hurt you, but what you don't remember always does." —Gerald Weinberg

@mmurph RT @BenedictEvans: The difference between 2000 and 2015 in one image.

@mabb0tt RT @triketora: The U.S. Digital Service: An Improbable Public Interest Start Up

@johnmaeda When Your CEO cares about Design, by @danemhoward:

@johnmaeda "The odds are irrelevant. If it's possible and it matters, you take the shot." —Regina Dugan

@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