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New Early Stage speakers to talk fundraising strategies, growth marketing and PR

TC Early Stage SF goes down on April 28, and we are getting pretty damn excited about it! The show will bring together 50+ experts across startup core competencies, such as fundraising, operations and marketing. We’ll hear from VCs on how to create the perfect pitch deck and how to identify the right investors for you. We’ll hear from lawyers on how to navigate the immigration process when hiring, and how to negotiate the cap table. And we’ll hear from growth hackers on how to build a high-perfo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Lyft, Marketing, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Zynga, Gm, Venture Capital, P&G, Mcdonalds, Honda, Oracle, Consumer Products, Postmates

James Turrell’s Roden Crater Gets $3 million Pledge from Online Gaming Billionaire

Billionaire Mark Pincus, founder of online gaming firm Zynga, has pledged $3 million to James Turrell’s Roden Crater project. “The project itself feels, to me, like modern-day pyramids,” he says. “The ambition and scale and scope of it is something that has the potential to be something that people, many generations from now, will be able to […]
Tags: Art, News, Zynga, Mark Pincus, Art News, Minipost, James Turrell, Roden Crater

How a video game wunderkind promised a robot revolution that mesmerized SoftBank but went off the rails: The inside story of Zume Pizza

Zume Pizza, the pizza-making robotics startup, spent its early days pitching investors and the public on an AI-powered robotic revolution at the hands of its robot fleet. But the revolution hit a snag, and in January, Zume announced that it was permanently shuttering Zume Pizza, the robotics division of the company, and laying off roughly 360 employees across multiple offices. Now, Zume is looking to sustainable packaging to stay afloat as its cofounder and CEO Alex Garden struggles to right t...
Tags: Garden, Japan, Hbo, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Softbank, San Francisco, Trends, Zynga, Arizona, Xbox, Pizza Hut, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Seattle

'Merge Magic!' helps Zynga top bookings estimates

Mobile game developer Zynga Inc topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly bookings on Wednesday, riding on the success of its new titles "Merge Magic!" and "Game of Thrones Slots Casino".
Tags: Money, businessNews, Zynga, Zynga Inc

Spatial raises $14M more for a holographic 3D workspace app, a VR/AR version of Zoom or Hangouts

The worlds of virtual and augmented reality have yet to land on the applications and hardware to truly spark mass-market, consumer interest in the space, but meanwhile a startup building mixed reality services for business users has raised a round of funding, underscoring the opportunity in enterprise. Spatial, which has developed a “holographic” collaboration platform that people use to speak and work together in virtual rooms through the use of strikingly effective avatars — think: a superchar...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Instagram, Microsoft, Zynga, Baidu, Magic Leap, Fortune, Mike Krieger, Sdk, Mark Pincus, Krieger, Andy Hertzfeld, Anand Agarawala

Greylock’s Reid Hoffman and Sarah Guo to talk fundraising at Early Stage SF 2020

Early Stage SF is around the corner, and we are more than excited for this brand new event. The intimate gathering of founders, VCs, operators and tech industry experts is all about giving founders the tools they need to find success, no matter the challenge ahead of them. Struggling to understand the legal aspects of running a company, like negotiating cap tables or hiring international talent? We’ve got breakout sessions for that. Wondering how to go about fundraising, from getting your first ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Events, Tech, Paypal, Zynga, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Greylock Partners, Greylock, Hoffman, Guo, Sarah Guo

Joe Biden says video game makers are 'little creeps' who make 'games to teach you how to kill people'

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden called video game developers "little creeps" who make games "to teach you how to kill people" in a recent interview with The New York Times. Biden's criticisms for video game developers came unprompted when he was asked about Silicon Valley mergers, and if he has any regrets from when he served as President Barack Obama's VP. Referring to a roundtable discussion he had with Silicon Valley leaders, Biden said, "one of the lit...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Obama, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, EA, Fbi, Netflix, New York Times, Zynga, Fifa, Nyt, Silicon Valley, Biden, Reed Hastings

Impossible adds ‘ground pork’ and ‘sausages’ to its lineup of plant-based foods

Impossible Foods made huge waves in the food industry when it came up with a way of isolating and using “heme” molecules from plants to mimic the blood found in animal meat (also comprised of heme), bringing a new depth of flavor to its vegetarian burger. This week at CES, the company is presenting the next act in its mission to get the average consumer to switch to more sustainable, plant-based proteins: it unveiled its version of pork — specifically ground pork, which will be sold as a basic b...
Tags: Startups, Motorola, Asia, Stanford, China, US, America, Zynga, Burger King, Impossible Foods, Lee, David Lee, Brown, Dropbox Google, Del Monte, Pat Brown

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 116: 9 Security and Privacy Settings to Activate on Your New iPhone or iPad

We cover some security news, such as a password breach at Zynga, a user database breach at Waze, and a new Apple patent for under-display biometric sensors. Then we discuss essential settings to keep your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch secure.
Tags: Apple, Security, Podcast, Tech, Blogging, Zynga, Waze, Intego Mac

It's Time to Secure Your Zynga Account

I love starting off my day with an email from Firefox Monitor that one of my login and password combinations has, once again, leaked out to the web. Today, it’s Zynga’s turn for mea culpas, and I’m starting to regret all those rounds of Words With Friends I’ve played.Read more...
Tags: Security, Data Breach, Password, Zynga, Lifehacks

20 years after meeting in college, these two friends created Leapfin to help businesses use AI instead of Excel spreadsheets to manage money

20 years after Raymond Lau and Erik Yao went to college together, they've launched a startup to help companies manage money. Leapfin gives companies a way to track and manage their finances in a central place with the help of artificial intelligence. It uses a buzzy new technology called robotic process automation. The startup just raised $4.5 million in a seed round of funding led by Bowery Capital to keep growing, and is expecting that to pay off soon. Lau said the company is on track to be ...
Tags: Finance, NFL, Trends, Zynga, Ibm, Canva, Cornell, Lau, Chadwick, Yao, Bowery Capital, Jonathan Chadwick, Raymond Lau, Leapfin, Erik Yao, Leapfin Lau

170m passwords stolen in Zynga hack, monitor says

Words With Friends company admitted hack in September but size only now revealedMore than 170m usernames and passwords were stolen from the company behind Words With Friends in a hack this year, according to a breach monitoring site.Zynga, a social game developer that made its name with Farmville a decade ago and acquired Words With Friends a year later, admitted to the hack in September, telling users that cyber-attacks were “one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today”. Continue r...
Tags: Games, Technology, Internet, Cybercrime, Zynga, FarmVille, Words With Friends

Define and manage growth on your own terms

Tim Hsia & Neil Devani Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Hsia is the CEO of Media Mobilize and a Venture Partner at Digital Garage. Neil Devani is an angel investor and venture capitalist focused on companies solving hard problems. More posts by this contributor The first hires are the hardest Getting press for your startup: the true role of communications Welcome to this edition of The Operat...
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Turkish mobile gaming firm Dream Games lands $7.5 mln

Dream Games, a Turkish mobile gaming company, has secured $7.5 million in funding. Makers Fund led the round with participation from Balderton Capital. PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 20, 2019: Dream Games – the Turkish mobile gaming company founded by the team that worked on hit puzzle games Toy Blast and Toon Blast – has raised $7.5 million in its first highly competitive round of seed funding. In just three months, Dream Games has already attracted interest from a number of leading game companies and ...
Tags: Balderton Capital, London, Trends, Turkey, United States, Zynga, Betfair, Bet, Istanbul, Balderton, Vivino, VC Deals, YNAP, Soner, Balderton Capital PRESS, Balderton Balderton Capital

Dream Games raises $7.5M seed to develop ‘high-quality’ puzzle games

Dream Games, a Turkish mobile gaming company founded by former Peak Games employees who worked together on hit puzzle games Toy Blast and Toon Blast, has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Makers Fund, with co-investment from London’s Balderton Capital. The funding will be used to increase headcount within the Dream Games team, targeting 20 employees in year one. The company — which is yet to launch a product — is co-founded by CEO Soner Aydemir, the former Product Directo...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, London, Tech, Turkey, Canada, Zynga, Istanbul, Peak Games, Toon Blast, Dream Games, Soner Aydemir, Ikbal Namli

Merge Magic Top 10 Android Games

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Section 230 Helps Salesforce Defeat Sex Trafficking Lawsuit–Doe v. Salesforce

Salesforce provided SaaS services to Backpage. On that basis, the plaintiffs sought to hold Salesforce liable for any Backpage-caused sex trafficking victimization. This represents an attempt (possibly unprecedented) to impose tertiary liability for sex trafficking. The advertisers, such as pimps, are the primary tortfeasors; Backpage would be liable for supporting the pimps; Salesforce would be liable for supporting Backpage in supporting the pimps. The court rejected this attempt on Section 2...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Law, Congress, Senate, Marketing, E-commerce, Zynga, Salesforce, Swift, Doj, DOE, Ugc, Marc Benioff, Congressional, Ferrer

A Nord VPN bug, a(nother) bad Microsoft patch, Zynga data farmed out, and more (the register)

Plus, NSA's Ghidra found to contain faulty code Roundup  Here's the latest security news in handy digest form of stories you may have missed over the last week.… [Author: Shaun Nichols]
Tags: News, Microsoft, Nsa, Zynga, Shaun Nichols, Ghidra

Popular Game Breaches Personally Identifiable Information of 218 Million People

Popular Game Breaches Personally Identifiable Information of 218 Million People   Do you like to play games on your smartphone or tablet? Word games, crosswords, and word searches and other social brain challenge games are quite popular but none so much as Words with Friends. Unfortunately, the avi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Ipad, Gaming, Business, Technology, Sem, Smartphone, App, Cybercrime, Hacking, Hacked, Zynga, Hackers, Tablet, Cyberattacks

Change Passwords if you used Zynga game and more on Tech Talk With Craig Peterson today on Maine’s WGAN Saturday Show [10-5-19]

Did you download a game made by Zynga?  If so be sure to change your password. They were the victim of a big hack and lost 218 million users personal information to a Pakistani Hacker who goes by the name, Gnostic-players.  For more tech tips, news, and updates visit – — Related Articles: Popular Game Breaches Personally Identifiable Information of 218 Million People — Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig 0:04 Hey, welcome back, everybody, CraigPeterson here on WGAN an...
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218 Million Users of Words with Friends Hacked and more on Tech Talk With Craig Peterson today on Maine’s WGAN Saturday Show [10-5-19]

Zynga the maker of a very popular game called Words with Friends had their database hacked by a Pakistani Hacker who goes by the name, Gnostic-players. He got personally identifiable information on 218 million users… Wow! For more tech tips, news, and updates visit – — Related Articles: Popular Game Breaches Personally Identifiable Information of 218 Million People — Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig 0:08 Hey, welcome back, Greg Peterson here WGAN. And online at Cra...
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How to Protect Yourself in the 'Words with Friends' Data Breach

Around 200 million players of the popular Words With Friends and Draw Something games from Zynga have had their accounts’ information stolen by “outside hackers,” as the company describes. While your linked credit cards and any other methods you use to buy stuff within Zynga’s games appears to be safe so far, your…Read more...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Data Breach, Zynga, Lifehacks, Words With Friends, Draw Something

Exclusive — Hacker Steals Over 218 Million Zynga 'Words with Friends' Gamers Data

A Pakistani hacker who previously made headlines earlier this year for selling almost a billion user records stolen from nearly 45 popular online services has now claimed to have hacked the popular mobile social game company Zynga Inc. With a current market capitalization of over $5 billion, Zynga is one of the world's most successful social game developers with a collection of hit online [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Tech, Hacking News, Zynga, Online Security, Game Hacking, Swati Khandelwal, Words With Friends, Zynga Inc, Password Hacker, Game Hack, Zynga Games, Zynga hacked

Model #3 – Platforms and Ecosystems

Five Models For Sustainable Growth Part Three of a Five-Part Series The past few weeks we’ve been discussing business model innovation – a topic many of you have asked about. The first two posts covered Accelerators and Incubators (here) and Premium, Personalized, and Service-focused models (here). Today we look at Model #3 – Platforms and Ecosystems. Platforms create value by enabling direct interactions between producers and consumers. Platforms differ from traditional ‘pipeli...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Business, Ge, Strategy, Model, Zynga, Innovation, Tencent, App Store, Growth, Corning, FarmVille, Walmart Nike John Deere, Alphabet Amazon Apple Facebook Microsoft Alibaba

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison has an incredible real estate portfolio — take a look at his properties in Silicon Valley, Japan, Hawaii, and more

Larry Ellison, Oracle's cofounder and former CEO, has an extensive real estate portfolio. His holdings include multiple homes in Silicon Valley and Lake Tahoe, as well as 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai. Here are all the real estate holdings belonging to Ellison, the seventh-richest person in the world. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dubbed the "nation's most avid trophy-home buyer" by the Wall Street Journal, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison is no stranger to the real ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Hollywood, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Zynga, Larry Ellison, Marilyn Monroe, Robert De Niro, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Lake Tahoe, Frank Sinatra, Jack Nicklaus

India’s FreshToHome raises $11 million to expand its fish, meat, and vegetable e-commerce platform

Shan Kadavil, who spent early days of his career managing tech support firm Support and then heading India operations of gaming firm Zynga, says he had a calling of sorts when his son was born. Kadavil realized that much of the meat that sells in India is not exactly healthy. The perishables are loaded with chemicals to superficially extend their life by six months, if not more. He wanted to do something better. Fast forward four years, Kadavil said today that FreshToHome, his new e-commerce ...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, Asia, India, Funding, US, Tech, Zynga, Venture Capital, Logistics, Mumbai, BigBasket, Mark Pincus, Joseph, Valley

Canopy’s upscale co-working business adds a new location in SF on the heels of strategic funding

Canopy, an upscale, profitable developer of co-working spaces, has expanded its footprint in San Francisco to a third location on the heels of a strategic financing round. Co-founded by the product designer Yves Behar; the second generation design-build developer Amir Mortazavi; and serial entrepreneur and medical office space developer Steve Mohebi, Canopy bills itself as a better-designed WeWork for high-powered adults (or aspiring high-powered adults). Canopy co-founders Amir Mortazavi, Yves...
Tags: TC, Business, Office, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Yves Behar, Zynga, WeWork, Canopy, Zillow, Expedia, Retail Store, Erik Blachford, Montage Ventures, Jackson Square

Zero raises $20 million from NEA and others for a credit card that works like debit

Just ahead of the launch of the Apple Card, a startup that has its own take on modernizing the credit card industry, Zero, is announcing the close of its $20 million Series A. The new round of funding was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and brings Zero’s total raised to date to $35 million, including both equity and debt funding. Other investors in the round include SignalFire, Eniac Ventures, Nyca Partners, and some unnamed school endowments. Zero had previously announced an $8.5 mil...
Tags: Credit Cards, Apps, Money, Cards, Finance, Banks, Funding, Tech, Banking, Zynga, Salt Lake City, Memphis, Nea, Zero, Checking, FDIC

In-car commerce startup Cargo extends Uber partnership to Brazil

Cargo, the startup that brings the convenience store into ride-hailing vehicles, is making its first international expansion through an exclusive partnership with Uber in Brazil. Uber drivers in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro will now be able to sign up for Cargo and potentially earn additional income by products to passengers during their ride. Cargo, which launched in 2017, provides qualified ridesharing drivers with free boxes filled with the kinds of goods you might find in a convenience...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Zynga, Twitch, Mark Pincus, Founders Fund, Cargo, David Stern, Coatue Management, Colin Carrier

These are dogs of some of the most powerful executives in Silicon Valley, from Mark Zuckerberg to Travis Kalanick

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the owner of an adorable fluffy dog named Beast, but he isn't the only tech executive with a furry friend. Studies show that dogs can help reduce stress levels and boost productivity, so they make ideal companions for tech moguls running billion dollar companies. These are some of the most powerful dogs in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With company cultures that celebrate—and even encourage —employees bringing their dogs ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Long, David, Alaska, New York Times, Zynga, Marvin, Reddit