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Farmville movie in the works

Farmville movie in the works

The most popular game in the history of social networking is reportedly on its way to becoming a major motion picture. This week Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen, both of them screenwriters for the original 3D animation film breakthrough "Toy Story," have let loose a tiny snippet of information regarding their future projects, one of them directly affiliated with Zynga, the creators of Farmville. And before you say wait, that could mean anything, take a peak and read what they say and see if you pick up the same hints we're picking up.

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Zynga Project Z announced, independent site for games galore

Zynga Project Z announced, independent site for games galore

This week social gaming giant Zynga has announced its intent to go solo in more ways than one. First, a reminder that Zynga will be offered publicly soon (stock up!), next, a new announcement about Project Z, a new website where the Zynga environment will be hosted. As of now, Zynga is dependent on platforms such as Facebook and apps on mobile operating systems as their main source of gaming users. What Project Z will be is no less than a fully functional independent webpage that includes social networking and the full collection of Zynga games. Should their current hosts be worried?

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Zynga launches CityVille on Google+

Zynga launches CityVille on Google+

The Google+ social network first rolled out games back in August but has been slow to add new titles. But with the recent opening up of Google+ to the public sans invitations, the platform may start getting more serious with its game offerings. Zynga, the publisher of popular game apps on Facebook, is hoping to transfer over that same success with the announcement of CityVille on Google+.

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Zynga Goes “Gaga” with “GagaVille”

Zynga Goes “Gaga” with “GagaVille”

Zynga and Lady Gaga have worked together before, when Zynga was raising money for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Zynga has also had quite a few high-profile partnerships with musicians and entertainment companies, including Snoop Dogg, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, The Green Hornet and others. This deal with Lady Gaga, however, is the biggest one to date. May 17, Lady Gaga and Zynga will be unveiling GagaVille!

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Facebook Announces Open Compute Project

Facebook Announces Open Compute Project

Facebook announced the Open Compute Project today on Facebook live, hoping to share the innovations the company developed at its Prineville, Oregon data center. We watched the company's press event today at its Palo Alto headquarters, in which CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that Facebook's new features have necessitated a more efficient data system. So Facebook has built a new system from the ground up, and they are now opening it up, making the server and data center designs and schematics freely available.

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Lady Gaga and “Little Monsters” Donate $1.5 Million to Japan Relief

Lady Gaga and “Little Monsters” Donate $1.5 Million to Japan Relief

Lady Gaga, has donated $1.5 million total to the Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund and The American Red Cross. The money was raised through sales of the artist's Japan Prayer Bracelets. The bracelets sell for $5 each on her website. All proceeds from the purchase of the bracelets go to relief efforts, and buyers can also add an additional donation amount when purchasing.

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British Man Faces Jail Term for Stealing 400 Billion Zynga Poker Chips

British Man Faces Jail Term for Stealing 400 Billion Zynga Poker Chips

Ashley Mitchell, a 29 year old IT business man plead guilty yesterday to stealing 400 billion Zynga poker chips. Though these were virtual chips, they are worth real money, about $12 million. Mitchell was able to sell about a third of them for £53,000 ($86,000). He hacked into the developer's servers and stole the chips some time between June 30, 2009 and September 7, 2009.

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Zynga Continues Domination by Transforming Area/Code into New York Studio

Zynga Continues Domination by Transforming Area/Code into New York Studio

That's right, they've assimilated game designers "Area/Code" and have begun to add their biological and technological distinctiveness to their own. This New York group will now become Zynga New York. Social gaming will now commence with a very ironic conglomerating of many design groups into one. Zynga also has offices in Boston, San Francisco, Beijing, Austin, Tokyo, Frankfurt, and Dallas. Each of these locations, other than San Francisco, were once smaller games companies that have now been swallowed by, (not dismantled, as other eviler companies might have done,) by Zynga.

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