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Zynga Shares Slide After J.P. Morgan Downgrade

Shares of Zynga were down nearly 6 percent Monday morning following a J.P. Morgan downgrade from “overweight” to “neutral.” The note comes after a 51 percent run-up since last January, which analyst Doug Anmuth attributed to investors’ focus on social gaming, the possibility of the legalization of online gambling and optimism over Zynga’s recently-announced game platform, which pushed Zynga shares up 10 percent last Thursday. But Anmuth says he believes “game economics will not change for Zynga, and it will likely take some time to drive traffic to the new site.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik