Zynga will invest $1M in educational games

05/1/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Zynga.org, the not-for-profit arm of the social game company, will invest $1 million in startups developing educational games, partnering with the NewSchools Venture Fund. "It is going to be too slow for us to get a FarmVille or any of our core games to focus on kids and learning," CEO Mark Pincus said, adding, "This is an opportunity to really accelerate the pace of innovation around games to engage kids to learn."

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