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Under fire for running misleading ads on social networks, the offers-and-surveys broker now says publishers can choose how "conservative" they want to be with ads.
The company is involved in at least two suits with upcoming developments. In one, it sues a competitor. In another, a plaintiff alleges he was ousted as a co-founder.
Departing CEO Anu Shukla says the offers-and-surveys company has been hunting for a new chief exec for "many months," but the timing is a little suspect considering recent media scrutiny of its business model.
A report has it that the top app makers on the social network have been selling and sharing user data? That may mean some of them have grown too powerful even for Facebook to rein in.
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.
Survey by game maker PopCap finds about 100 million people in the U.S. and U.K. are playing social games. Fewer than a third say they've spent real-world money in one, though.
The social network knows that if it can't get its mobile act together, revenue may well take a hit. So it's busting out the wallet to scoop up talent and technologies.
Also: QuickOffice is available now for Android for $7.99; and Offerpal Media has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding.
After a lot of bad press unfolded about deceptive offers in the wake of the Virtual Goods Summit event, the News Corp.-owned social network has come out publicly against them.
On today's show, we discuss the coming of the IPv4 black market, throwing more nanodots at the solid-state storage market, and we've got two tech industry shockers: First, Sirius posted a profit, and second: AT&T did a nice thing for a listener. Plus, file-sharers are either the content industry's biggest customers or way worse than bank robbers. You decide.