Plaor Hires Former Zynga Designer for Social Games-Celebrity Mash-Up

Plaor, a Los Angeles-based social games maker that hopes to allow fans to interact and play directly with celebrities, has hired former Zynga poker designer Shawn Carnes to the position of Director of Game Design. The company said that Carnes will focus on designing the company’s flagship product, Hollywood Poker, which is live on Facebook and will launch soon on mobile.


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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