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Gaming Goes Mobile: Zynga Launches 'FarmVille' Moible - LA Times

Gaming Goes Mobile: Zynga Launches  'FarmVille' Moible - LA Times | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Gamersyndrome Zynga to launch mobile version of 'FarmVille' game Los Angeles Times While the Facebook title helped launch Zynga to stardom and convinced investors in its 2011 initial public stock offering that it would be a standout among...
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Mobile gaming is fully upon us. I'm designing CrowdFunde, our crowdfunding and content marketing app, now and creating mobile first. Bet video games head in the same direction - create the mobile game first then, if the numbers merit it, move to game consoles, laptops and desktops.

Gotten so I think of all Internet marketing as a game and the smartphone as the game console (lol). This LA Times article about Zynga making FarmVille for Mobile is a SOT (Sign of the Times). M

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Zynga Slots Hits 7, 7, 7: up 247%, Earns Fastest Growing Facebook Game Crown

Zynga Slots Hits 7, 7, 7: up 247%, Earns Fastest Growing Facebook Game Crown | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
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Zynga slots shows the power of gambling even when its not GAMBLING. 

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Zynga Winning Stock Game: Rumors of KING Takeover Levels Up Share Price - via MarketWatch

Zynga Winning Stock Game: Rumors of KING Takeover Levels Up Share Price - via MarketWatch | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
IPO Pumps Zynga's Share Price In Volatile Online Game Niche
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It is also developing new role-playing games, which have a longer lifespan that social games, by introducing such games as Battlezone.
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Expected consolidation in game space has lassoed an unexpected Zynga.

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COOL Zynga Raises $13M From "Gaming For Social Good"

COOL Zynga Raises $13M From "Gaming For Social Good" | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Games for Good: http://t.co/4paDfZugKV, Giving and #SocialGood Through Gaming http://t.co/ysBAZzt5MO via @HuffPostImpact #gaming
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Gaming For Social Good & Cure Cancer Starter

If you don't think my eyes got wide and my breath caught in my throat a little when I saw this post about how Zynga supports social good via game play you don't know me and my Cure Cancer Starter project, our crowdfunding platform for cancer research (http://www.curecancerstarter.org). . 


It may seem strange to think of making curing cancer a game, but not to me (a cancer survivor). I don't care WHAT helps as long as engagement, awareness and donations all go UP. 

Over the weekend I scooped a piece from Dan Pallotta about how we think about charity ALL WRONG. One way that is wrong is charity is often seen as boring requirement instead of exciting FUN. As an Internet marketer I would rather sell "exciting fun" any day since that SCALES. Boring requirement doesn't scale. 
 

Can Zynga help cure cancer? You bet. Am I going to be calling on Zynga to help do jus that? You bet. 

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