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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


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


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


Facebook advice from zombies

RockYou CEO explains how his apps scale to millions of users in weeks.

By October 8, 2007


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


Gigya raises $9.5 million from Benchmark, others

Advertising network for widget makers pulls in a second round of funding to compete with major online ad networks such as Google.

By March 10, 2008


Bebo widgets made easy

Bebo adds slide show widgets for profile pages

By December 19, 2006


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