The leader behind Google’s wildest projects joins Zynga’s board of directors

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Ever since she left DARPA to lead Google’s ATAP group, Regina Dugan has focused on technologies that are both ambitious and impressive. She’s the leader behind the modular phones of Project Ara and the 3D-vision tablets of Project Tango. Now she’s adding another, unexpected line to her resume: member of Zynga’s board of directors.

Zynga has found itself needing some reinvention, and as it approaches the one-year anniversary of naming former Microsoft executive Don Mattrick as CEO, it’s hoping Dugan will help come up with product ideas. Appointments to corporate boards generally don’t make for big changes, but Zynga says that Dugan will be more involved in product decisions as a part of the “product committee.” “I believe we need to…

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