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Zynga Takes on Social Gaming
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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Zynga Takes on Social Gaming


@johnmaeda "… we struggled through anything we could get our hands on to learn these skills." —@nealsales

@mabb0tt RT @GoogleCR: We've just launched a Person Finder instance to help track missing persons for the #Nepal earthquake,

@algore Very proud of @KarennaGore's powerful and moving words today @EarthDayTexas. A must-read!

@johnmaeda "You are not responsible for the problem, but you are responsible to *face* the problem …" —Victor Frankl

@mmurph Nice work @Shazam and @Flipboard , always early and leading on new platforms!

@JShoee Think I'll stick to water & Advil. Backup: pedialyte. Tastes horrible but much cheaper alternative. via @FastCompany

@JShoee Incredible how popular @uber has become! From being in @drake's lyrics to @sarah_hyland's character in MF mentioning it in latest episode.

@msquinn October: "OMG the 5s seems so small now! How'd I ever survive?" April: [pinkie pecks at wrist screen]

@mabb0tt RT @raffi: .@apachemesos, what we used & developed at @twittereng to schedule the datacenters, is also used by $AAPL for Siri

@MaxMotsch Ads on my gmail app? Really $GOOG?

@msquinn RT @fmanjoo: For people just getting the Apple Watch and wrestling with notifications: For 3rd-p apps, you need Sound on in the main iPhone…

@brookporter Fueled by Bullsh*t - Toyota takes on Elon Musk's view of fuel cell cars

@algore Don’t miss @LaurentFabius’s clear and compelling call for #ClimateAction at #COP21 in today’s @NYTimes:

@brookporter Kudos to @BillNye for openly talking about his changed stance on GMOs. Impressive demonstration of #scientificmethod

@msquinn 4-hour hot take: I'm a convert, but Milanese loop is super heavy. Haptic feedback is the future. @Uber app is hottt.

@johnmaeda Humility is agility: complacency is directly proportional to one's resistance to change.

@creigh .@Wikibon: "2015 is likely to see an exponential take up in containers across the industry" |

@kpcb “We don’t have the ability to share info on a broader scale between companies & governments.” - Gen Keith Alexander #RSAC @RSAConference

@kpcb “Our country is great at innovation - w/ change in tech & new ways of thinking, you can see great opportunities in #cybersecurity.” #RSAC

@kpcb “I still see #cybersecurity as a huge issue for countries & companies. And I think we can make a difference.” - Gen Keith Alexander #RSAC

@kpcb What would Gen Alexander send Snowden for Xmas? “I would send the oath he took, maybe he should've read it all” #RSAC

@kpcb Check out @schluggo's interview w/ General Keith Alexander about life after the NSA at @RSAConference in 10 minutes!

@msquinn Almost got hit by a car looking at my wrist so basically not much has changed.

@msquinn Ovens, etc etc - that you could say "encouraged human laziness".

@msquinn "Teachers Want Students To Use This App in Class" - nice @Time piece on @RemindHQ, now used by third of US teachers!

@johnmaeda The dark horse's goal isn't to win -- it's to pursue the impossible, which having the chance to do so is a win unto itself.

@aileenlee RT @triketora: my team now has a jar where people have to drop $1 when using a male word to address/describe a mixed gender group http://t.…

@aileenlee RT @KieranSnyder: Want to fix bias? Listen when women in tech talk about tech - not just when they talk about women in tech.

@JShoee Current day (cutting edge tech) meets mesozoic era.

@JShoee "If you want to make a difference/be a disruptor, you must keep your eyes, ears & mind wide open." - @richardbranson

@JShoee Really regret rebelling against my parents when they tried to convince me to take Chinese classes.

@JShoee RT @raffi: .@stripe's great doc re: their on-site eng interviews. want to get something similar at @uber ATC /ht @marcprecipice https://t.c

@mabb0tt RT @Chad_Hurley: Happy birthday @YouTube! Wow, 10 years... so many great memories, employees and users! Thank you! Might be time to write t…

@MaxMotsch Ads on my gmail app? Really $GOOG?

@kpcb Timing & speed crucial elements in closing a new lease when apartment hunting. Check out @Zumper on Apple Watch.

@JShoee Nasdaq closed at new all-time high. Breaking a 15-yr milestone last reached at the height of the dot-com era.

@msquinn Seeing my first midnight movie in..ever? Fellow nerds next to me critiquing the "A" in Avengers logo. Save us Downey!

@johnmaeda The only way you can learn from a mistake is to make it.

@MaxMotsch Why $APPL has the highest NPS. Always delighting

@mmurph RT @mappingbabel: AWS generated a juicy profit of $265m for Amazon on sales of $1.566bn. Tell me more about "commodity cloud"...