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Could Twitter Games Replicate Farmville-Sized Success?

Fledgling social gaming company play140 wants to make your microblogging habit into addictive game play.

No doubt attempting to recreate the success of social gaming giant Zynga, the creator of online juggernaut Farmville, play140 is trying to jumpstart gaming a la tweets. And the company will make its attempt with very little …

Geek Squad Reenacting “Home Alone” On Twitter

It’s one of the quintessential Christmas movies – although most of us often forget about it on our annual lists. Home Alone captivated a generation of young children who often dreamed about having the run of their houses, minus the burglars of course. Since you can’t pop in the tape at work to watch the movie again and relive some good …

The Tweets Of 2010: Brought To You By Corporate Sponsorship

Can we consider our conversations sponsored? It’s easy to argue that hot topics have always been spurred in one way or another by advertisers who attempt to bend public groupthink to their advantage, but in the past it’s been done by way of billboards, print advertisements or commercials. Now, a nice slice of our online banter has …

Acai Berry Twitter Spam Hijacks Thousands Of Feeds

In a morning swimming in cyber attacks, Twitter is now fending off one of its own. A new acai berry Twitter scheme has compromised thousands of accounts, spamming followers with dangerous links.

Mashable reported that the spam was spreading at a pace of 10,000 tweets per minute early this morning, with tweets linking to an …

God of War’s Kratos in PS3 Version of Upcoming “Mortal Kombat”

The angry Spartan hero of the Playstation’s action series will be facing off against the ninjas and mystical warriors in next year’s Mortal Kombat reboot. According to the latest issue of Official Playstation Magazine, Kratos will be exclusively playable in the Playstation 3 version of Mortal Kombat. David Jaffe–creator of the God of …

Hackers Target MasterCard for Blocking WikiLeaks Payments

A group of hackers simply going by the name “Anonymous” is targeting companies that have blocked whistleblowing site WikiLeaks from using their services.

The latest target is MasterCard, whose site mastercard.com has currently been knocked offline thanks to a series of DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks against it. On a very …

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