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Facebook and Zynga, two of the largest social web companies, have been at odds recently . Zynga is one of the biggest buyers of advertising on Facebook, and without Facebook, Zynga would struggle to grow. digg In other words, the two can’t live without each other. But cooler heads have prevailed and they’ve now settled their differences and inked a 5-year truce. We’ve put together a graphic that lays out the details of their codependency.
Jeremy Liew invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors, with a particular interest in social media, commerce, gaming, financial and methods for increasing monetization. He joined Lightspeed in early 2006. These are interesting times in the social gaming industry. Two weeks ago Disney acquired Playdom , and last week Google acquired Slide .
With all those millions of Facebook and iPhone users tending to virtual crops and sharing them with friends, have you ever wondered how their toils stack up against actual real-life farmers ? How does our output of digital (and decidedly less tasty) tomatoes compare with our worldwide production of real tomatoes? And perhaps most importantly, who are these casual croppers, and are they anything like their plow-toting counterparts? We broke it down by the numbers and put some of these FarmVille trends in perspective for you. Go on. Harvest it.
This is a guest post by Jeremy Liew , a managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners where he invests in the internet and mobile sectors. His investments include Flixster, Living Social, Playdom, Rockyou and Shoedazzle. He blogs at lsvp.wordpress.com .
Mark Pincus, Founder Zynga
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