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Russia Lost the Cold War, but is Winning The Social Networking War

Mother of god.

Vodka…Shmodka!

Anyway you look at it, Zynga $zynga is history making stuff. It’s a moonshot. So glad I passed on this based on valuation (seriously, I suck balls).

It makes sense that you should be able to buy REAL machine guns while playing Mob Wars on Facebook with fake money made during your unemployment… from Russia.

Russia lost the cold war, but is winning the social networking war by investing in Facebook and now Zynga. The Russian money will fuel Silicon Valley this time around in the form of acquisitions . Pretty cool new money laundering idea and I am sure a social game coming called ‘FUville’.

I can now picture my daughter Rachel playing Zynga for fake Vodka shots and Artillery held in trust on my REAL Capital One Card that I never intend to pay…you get it.

We are officially spiralling out of control to the upside and I can only watch and feel not rich and not smart…again.

Damn.

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  • http://avc.com fredwilson

    great opening howard.

    pincus is and has always been a money maker. it takes time to learn this but valuation matters in all early stage deals other than the ones started by serial winners. it still matters in them too, but a lot less.

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      live and learn. thx for offering though. the prob is pinkus offred way earlier and than got out of hand.

      • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

        Missed opportunities HURT. But that’s what burns in the lesson, good ole fashion hurt.

  • http://avc.com fredwilson

    great opening howard.

    pincus is and has always been a money maker. it takes time to learn this but valuation matters in all early stage deals other than the ones started by serial winners. it still matters in them too, but a lot less.

  • http://twitter.com/howardlindzon howardlindzon

    live and learn. thx for offering though. the prob is pinkus offred way earlier and than got out of hand.

  • http://www.investingwithoptions.com/ steveplace

    zynga for the past few months has had a pr shitstorm going about.

    that means their becoming very, very, successful

  • http://www.investingwithoptions.com/ steveplace

    zynga for the past few months has had a pr shitstorm going about.

    that means their becoming very, very, successful

  • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

    Missed opportunities HURT. But that's what burns in the lesson, good ole fashion hurt.

  • http://www.investingwithoptions.com/ steveplace

    zynga for the past few months has had a pr shitstorm going about.

    that means their becoming very, very, successful

  • http://www.victusspiritus.com/ Mark Essel

    Missed opportunities HURT. But that's what burns in the lesson, good ole fashion hurt.

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