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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.
Wildly popular game was pulled from Facebook after the toy maker filed its copyright and trademark lawsuit against the unauthorized online game's creators.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Deal makers and deal breakers abound, while tech faces test with Olympics. Also: Facebook games.
Following on from their success with Scrabulous, Facebook is about to launch a new board game
Harvard law professor says that controlling third-party platforms may put companies in a gate-keeping position that could stifle innovation.
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.