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Offerpal revises terms amid continued scandal

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.

By November 19, 2009


Offerpal Media mess gets stickier

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.

By November 5, 2009


After onstage spat, Offerpal replaces CEO

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.

By November 4, 2009


Social gamers accept marketing for virtual currency

A ComScore-Offerpal Media survey shows that social gamers are willing to be marketed to in order to get free virtual currency. Avoiding scams will be key to making this trend last.

By March 13, 2010


Webware Radar: Message Systems launches illegal image analyzer

Also: QuickOffice is available now for Android for $7.99; and Offerpal Media has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding.

By February 17, 2009


Has Facebook lost control of the Platform?

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.

By October 18, 2010


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


Social gaming's big, but who's spending money?

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.

By February 17, 2010


Facebook's aggressive approach to solving its mobile problem

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.

By May 18, 2012


MySpace changes terms of use to combat app scams

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.

By November 3, 2009