Jan 092010
 
Image representing Zynga as depicted in CrunchBase
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Today, backstage at the Crunchies, Zynga’s Mark Pincus revealed a pretty impressive number the Zynga.org wing of the social gaming company, Zynga: They’ve raised over $1 million dollars just from virtual goods for school children in Haiti.

Anyway you slice it, it’s a pretty impressive number. But it’s even more impressive when you consider that this million dollars came just from the sale of one virtual good within Farmville: Sweet seeds. Zynga has sold over $2 million worth of these seeds (back in October, the number was just over $800,000) with a full 50% of the sales going to the charity. Pincus tells us that they decided on the 50% number because they wanted people to realize they were serious about giving money to a charity while at the same time keeping this a meaningful business.

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