Zynga to help education startups

This is pretty f-ing cool:

The San Francisco-game company’s non-profit, Zynga.org, plans to announce Wednesday that it is investing $1 million in a new program to help technology startups build games to help children learn. It has selected an initial handful of startups to join an accelerator this summer at its offices and will supply Zynga employees to help improve their products.

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/05/01/zynga-to-give-education-tech-startups-a-boost/

While the financial press regales in tales of woe, and the gaming press has had less than kind words to share about Zynga, it’s good to see Zynga continuing to demonstrate that a company has more constituencies than just the company’s customers and their shareholders, but also the the community the company lives in.

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