The Facebook Effect: Zynga Trading at All-Time Low

Following Facebook’s initial trade on the Nasdaq, Zynga’s stock tanked, hitting an all-time low. The social game maker, which makes up 15 percent of Facebook’s revenue, did not benefit from the company’s public offering. In early trading this morning, Zynga’s shares fell 13.30 percent, or $1.10 apiece, to a new low of $7.17. Zynga went public in December at $10 a share.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work