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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

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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

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'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

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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

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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

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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

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Week in review: Deal or no deal

Deal makers and deal breakers abound, while tech faces test with Olympics. Also: Facebook games.

By August 1, 2008

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Revealed. The game Facebook believes will be even bigger than Scrabulous

Following on from their success with Scrabulous, Facebook is about to launch a new board game

By August 2, 2008

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Should software developers fear Facebook, Apple?

Harvard law professor says that controlling third-party platforms may put companies in a gate-keeping position that could stifle innovation.

By September 3, 2008

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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