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A few days late, I felt I should write a few words since only five months after celebrating its first anniversary, the New World has reached the 100,000 active citizens mark (active citizens visit the site on average at least once every 48 hours), gathering together players from almost 200 countries.

eRepublik also celebrates its first 500 days today if we include the private beta period and over this time, eRepublik citizens have created more than 11,000 companies and over 28,000 newspapers.  There are 51 countries available in eRepublik, the most populated countries today are the US, Indonesia, Romania, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Croatia and Spain.

In March of 2009, received over 2.5 million visits and 66 million page views. In addition, during March, citizens spent a total of 38 million minutes navigating the eRepublik world.

These are the simple facts, eRepublik is clearly taking off and I wanted to take this occasion to thank again the citizens as well as the eRepublik team who is working super hard to build a great product.

There are many improvements that we need to make over the next few months to make the eRepublik experience better (citizenship I know), but its nice to take a moment to just say…. not bad :o)

Back to work now!

I could not resist relaying the news in my blog since Jimena is my wife and I am super proud of her :o). She is probably one of the humblest people I know and does amazing work to help artists and make the world a better place.

You can find out more about the foundation here . You can also help the work of the NMAC foundation (non profit) by becoming a friend of the foundation.  Text of the full press release: The Director of NMAC Foundation is the first Andalusian woman to be appointed by the Forum. Since 2001, she has been the director of the NMAC Foundation, which was created as a space that would interact with its social, cultural and territorial surroundings. Throughout its eight years in this mediating role, the museum has been committed to supporting contemporary artists, with site-specific projects that foster social dialogue and understanding through the arts, and to its educational role, which focuses on the promotion of free-thinking and respect for the environment. The World Economic Forum was created in 1971, “to help solve the problems of our time”, in terms of everything to do with socio-economic progress and development. The Forum is an independent international organization devoted to trying to improve the state of the world by promoting and creating partnerships of leaders who work together to shape the global agenda. As it explains on its website (, the Forum of Young Global Leaders was created in 2004 by Professor Klaus Schwab. It is an international community of “extraordinary” young individuals from different disciplines, activities and sectors, drawn from every region of the world. They are called upon to devote part of their time to setting up an agenda of global challenges, and to share part of their knowledge and energy for undertaking collective tasks and projects that contribute to shaping a better future. There are two other Spaniards on the 2009 list of nominees, besides the director of the NMAC Foundation: Javier García Martínez, director and founder of Rive Technology, and Javier Santiso, director or the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). There are also some famous members, such as Chris Martin, of Coldplay, Tiger Woods, and Michael Schumacher. Other nominations are connected to technology, the Internet sector, and economics, such as Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, Chad Hurley, co-founder and CEO of Youtube, Josh Silverman, CEO of Skype, and Karl-Theodor Zu Guttenberg, the German Minister of Economy. 

Just wanted to share with you a pretty good videogame industry briefing I just got in my inbox from Avista Partners

There are some pretty big transactions taking place in the online gaming world!

Link to the report

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Video Game briefing
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Couldn’t resist posting this picture. After 20 years of being a very average golfer (I just get bored), I think this is going to improve my game seriously ;o)

Segway plus golf! Once a geek always a geek. Had great fun!