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FTC: Disney's Playdom violated child protection act

The social-game service allegedly allowed children to register and share information in games without parental consent. The FTC has ordered Playdom to pay $3 million in fines.

By May. 13, 2011

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Disney to acquire social-gaming company Playdom

The Mouse House, which already owns Club Penguin, announces plans to acquire this kingdom of play for $563.2 million, plus up to $200 million in performance-based earnouts.

By Jul. 27, 2010

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Playdom exec: Social gaming to look 'a lot more like Hollywood'

After raising $43 million in venture funding and acquiring two smaller companies, it's no surprise that Playdom's days of running like a Web start-up are numbered.

By Nov. 12, 2009

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Facebook selects Criminal Case (not Candy Crush) as game of the year

Pretty Simple's Criminal Case is the Cinderella gaming story of the year, according to the social network.

By Dec. 9, 2013

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Facebook turns to other game developers, highlights Avengers Alliance

Shortly after loosening its ties to Zynga, the social network puts a spotlight on Playdom and lets the game developer talk about how easy it was to develop on Facebook.

By Dec. 3, 2012

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Now all Facebook apps can hit you up for subscriptions

The move opens up a new source of recurring revenue for Facebook app developers.

By Aug. 8, 2012

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FTC eyes updates to online child privacy rules

Looking to strengthen the rules, the Federal Trade Commission is proposing revisions that include adding geolocation information to the definition of "personal information."

By Sep. 16, 2011

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iOS developer to pay $50,000 fine over child privacy

The Federal Trade Commission says W3 Innovations will pay the fine to settle charges that the company violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

By Aug. 16, 2011

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The Disney Way with acquisitions

Disney's track record with blockbuster buyouts is nothing short of magical. How will Lucasfilm fare? Ben Parr weighs in.

By Oct. 30, 2012

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eBay buys Zong for $240 million

Acquisition of mobile payments provider expected to bolster PayPal's platform and reach.

By Jul. 7, 2011