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'Scrabulous' gets a nip-tuck, returns as 'Wordscraper'

Changing the name, altering the look of the board, and adding some new play options just might be enough to keep Scrabble parent company Hasbro from claiming the Facebook app is a rip-off.

By July 30, 2008


Nip/Tuck Facebook app tells you how ugly you are (with math)

See how perfect your face is with this Facebook app.

By April 30, 2008


How the Mafia conquered social networks

Mobster-themed apps bring the tactics of multiplayer role-playing games, once the domain of mega-nerds, into the mainstream. But is it a sustainable business?

By June 29, 2009


Long space flights will make you short, fat, and bald

Scientists believe that the long-distance space flights of the future will have a deleterious effect on our physical beauty.

By June 4, 2009


CNET UK gets new look, doesn't turn evil

Our header may have turned black as night, and we may have been testing a mirror-universe version of the site, but there's nothing evil about the improvements to CNET UK.

By January 26, 2009


Hasbro drops 'Scrabulous' lawsuit

Wildly popular game was pulled from Facebook after the toy maker filed its copyright and trademark lawsuit against the unauthorized online game's creators.

By December 15, 2008


'Tetris'-like iPhone app to be pulled

Developer of Tris, a free game for the iPhone platform that looks a whole lot like the arcade classic, says Apple forwarded him a legal complaint.

By August 26, 2008


Another nail in the 'Scrabulous' coffin

Facebook disables access to the popular game outside the U.S. and Canada, meaning that India--where a court case is pending--is the only country where users can still play it.

By August 26, 2008


Why Facebook left 'Scrabulous' alone

Though it could've faced legal troubles for not pulling a developer-created game with obvious trademark infringements, leaving Scrabulous alive as long as possible was in Facebook's best interest for a number of reasons.

By August 1, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 778: Google, get off my lawn!

Accordingn to Google, there's no such thing as complete privacy. And while we tend to agree, we don't necessarily think that should mean Google can drive up into the driveway, take pictures of the inside of our houses, and put them on the Internet.

By July 31, 2008