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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


@mmurph "Predictive analytics is perhaps the biggest trend occurring today..." @InsideSales @salesforce partnership.. @Forbes

@kpcb "Entrepreneurship is a very effective marriage of business and social progress." - @RandyKomisar

@kpcb RT @GrowthHackers: From 0 to $1B – Slack’s Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy

@kpcb Can Silicon Valley influence a Heartland industry like agriculture? #AgTech

@moodrowghani Great week for @waze with addition of #AmberAlert to community-driven traffic app cc:@kpcb

@aileenlee RT @women2: The Unseen Moments of the Women 2.0 Awards #w2AWARDS

@msquinn RT @joshm: Good people going good places: @mathowie to Slack, @ryanchris to Uber – good week! Congrats everyone.

@creigh Utilizing NLP To Detect APT in DNS - OpenDNS Security Labs

@kpcb RT @Flipboard: Early design sketch of what would become the "+"/add to a magazine menu #TBT

@kpcb RT @BetterWorks: Thoughts from Jonathan Cheyer on joining the #BetterWorks team:

@kpcb RT @KPCBFellows: Going to @hacktheanvil? Hack on a challenge & you could be an automatic finalist for the 2016 @KPCBFellows program http://

@kpcb UX cannot directly be measured, all you have are proxies-best KPIs are tied to value prop @FindTheBest's @ibercovich

@lilaibrahim RT @US_EDA: "Ideas fall and disintegrate rather quickly - like snow. We need execution!" @michaelrburcham #NACIE

@lilaibrahim RT @US_EDA: @jgoonewardene quote of the morning: most university tech transfers think they should be filters but they should be pumps #NACIE

@lilaibrahim RT @dskenney1: "If you can find someone you want to marry online, you ought to be able to find a best practice." #NACIE @US_EDA

@lilaibrahim RT @stephenstang: #NACIE inclusive hiring, training innovations, job matching to close gap in tech job oppties

@algore .@merchantsdoubt -- the new must see documentary about climate denial and the fossil fuel spin machine

@msquinn RT @craigmod: "It’s not so much the cord-cutters that Big Cable has to worry about, it’s the upcoming millions of cord-nevers " https://t.c

@msquinn RT @mat: I wrote a story about what a unique moment this is - Waiting On The Watch: Apple’s Unprecedented Moment

@johnmaeda "Designers craft experiences that function *with* humans, not in spite of them." —@samanthademps

@msquinn ...from a willing local broadcaster (ie anyone with phone). Social connection alone isn't compelling to me. It's the place, what's going on.

@msquinn To be able to pick any place on earth - Shibuya crossing, my old high school, a Giants game - and see what's happening in realtime.

@msquinn To me, what's interesting about mobile live broadcasting (meerkat & others) is oppty to 'be anywhere' in the world once at scale.

@lilaibrahim RT @CarolineLHoward: A challenge for #intlwomensday: 'figure out how to contribute in ways that play to your strengths.' - @lilaibrahim ht…

@kpcb Riding some electric bikes around the #KPCB offices. Superhuman strength.

@JShoee |LIVE NOW| - #meerkat

@johnmaeda Weekend @PopTech playlist with Regina Dugan, Paola Antonelli, John Legend, Malcolm Gladwell, …

@moodrowghani RT @Indiegogo: Indiegogo and the Power of Crowdfunding on Fox News #TechThursday

@kpcb At @KPCB, we’ve designated this second wave of the Internet of Things as the Industrial Awakening. Read more: #IoT

@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