Google, Facebook, and Others Are Begging The Courts To Smack Down Absurdly Vague Patents

Patent litigation is all over the place these days, and regardless of who's in the right or wrong in any specific case, it's eating up a whole bunch of resources. That's why Facebook, Google, and a number of other companies have rallied together with an amicus brief kindly asking the U.S. State Court of Appeals for… » 12/09/12 5:00pm 12/09/12 5:00pm

Hanging with Friends Is Words with Friends for Hangman Fans

Kotaku says Hanging with Friends is Zynga's take on the ol' classic Hangman game with elements of Scrabble and social thrown in for good measure. There's some added features that help you figure out the puzzle and no worries if you have no friends to hang with as it's easy as heck to find a partner. It's now available… » 9/23/11 4:07pm 9/23/11 4:07pm

Facebook Hacker Who Stole $11m From Zynga Poker Gamer Gets Slapped With Two Year Jail Term

After stealing £7m ($11.4m) in virtual money from Zynga, Brit Ashley Mitchell has been sent to jail for two years to think long and hard about how his gambling addiction led him to that cold grey cell. Honestly, I don't know what's worse—that he stole £7m in poker chips but only managed to sell a third of them for… » 3/23/11 11:41am 3/23/11 11:41am