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RockYou settles with FTC over charges of exposing user info

Settlement with social gaming site also alleges the company violated Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule by collecting and disclosing personal information without parents' consent.

By March 27, 2012


RockYou sued over data breach

Suit seeks class action status and accuses RockYou of "reckless indifference to proper security measures" in failing to secure its network and protect customer data.

By December 30, 2009


Twitter adds to acquisition roster with RestEngine team

Twitter's hired most of the team behind social e-mail marketing company RestEngine.

By May 10, 2012


RockYou looks to Asia with new $17 million investment

A new joint venture with Asian telecoms SK and SoftBank will go toward the creation of both Web and mobile apps for Asia-Pacific markets.

By November 3, 2008


A whopping $35 million for RockYou's social-network apps

The manufacturer of Vampires and SuperWall has pulled in a big Series C round, something that some critics will say is overblown since the social application space hasn't proven its ability to make money.

By June 9, 2008


CityVille chalks up 100 million active users

Zynga's CityVille has performed exceptionally well since its launch last month. The game now has over 100 million active users on Facebook, easily eclipsing former favorite FarmVille.

By January 13, 2011


TripAdvisor now does very pretty photo slideshows

TripAdvisor has a new photo slideshow tool to share your travels with others. And it turns out it's very easy to use and has good looking results.

By April 26, 2010


RockYou: Rumor of a $400 million valuation

In light of a stumbling economy, VCs say that deals around widget makers may begin to come down to Earth.

By March 19, 2008


Using Facebook and Twitter safely

Share a lot? Here's a guide to the security and privacy problems that users of Facebook and Twitter encounter, and what they can do about it.

By December 23, 2009


A new set of rules for social games

Playfish's $300 million sale to Electronic Arts seems to spell good news for other makers of social-network games, but this is a fast-growing and messy niche filled with one plot twist after another.

By November 10, 2009