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Was Facebook Holding Game Improvements Back for Google+ Release?

Was Facebook Holding Game Improvements Back for Google+ Release?

Earlier today we were graced with news from Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra about the fifth tab at the top of the Google+ social network, that being the Games tab, it rolling out with a total of 12 games to start including the smash hit Angry Birds, Zynga Poker, and Bejeweled Blitz. In response, it seems, tonight we're to understand that Facebook has just finished several features ready for release today, this announced by Jared Morgenstern at 7:21pm Central Standard time. This release is separated into three sections: A new game ticker, More room to play, and Bookmark your Favorites. One can't help but wonder if these updates were being held back in wait for Google releasing their inevitable games tab, much in the same spirit of the "Awesome" announcement of Skype / Facebook integration days after the initial release of Google+ in Beta mode.

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Facebook SPAM King Compromises 500,000 Accounts

Facebook SPAM King Compromises 500,000 Accounts

A fellow by the name of Sanford Wallace, otherwise known as one of the "Spam Kings", has been charged with 11 federal criminal counts, these counts related to 27 MILLION unsolicited SPAM messages sent via Facebook servers. FBI officials note that Wallace received "substantial revenue" for this so-called "scheme" in which 500,000 Facebook users accounts were compromised. As of August 7th, 2011, Wallace has turned himself into authorities, has pled not guilty, and is free on a $100,000 bond while he faces more than 40 years in prison for his alleged crimes. Lulzsec and Anonymous have been unavailable for comment.*

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Google+ Games Stream confirmed

Google+ Games Stream confirmed

Google's help pages for Google+ have officially confirmed the upcoming Games Stream, a place where results from what will presumably be social-style gaming on the new network will be pulled together. "If you're looking for updates shared from games, check out your Games stream" the help article suggests, though currently the link it mentions leads to a 404 page.

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Microsoft rumored to be working with Devs on free to play gaming scheme

Microsoft rumored to be working with Devs on free to play gaming scheme

On the computer platform there are a bunch of games that use the free to play scheme and are supported by other means. These free to play games allow the user to buy things in the game to make their gaming more fun. The perfect example of the free to play game that also makes a lot of money in add ons is Farmville. There are hoards of people that buy points to add items on the game. Sources claim that to support this style of game Microsoft is preparing a microtransaction system.

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Facebook’s Project Spartan: An HTML5 Trojan Horse for Apple

Facebook’s Project Spartan: An HTML5 Trojan Horse for Apple

Deep in the Facebook bunker, socially-networked software engineers are cackling evilly about the downfall of Apple's App Store. It's probably not quite like that in reality, but I find the somewhat dry world of tech often benefits from a dash of B-movie style melodrama. If ever anything deserved an ironic chuckle, though, it's the thought that the Cupertino-backed HTML5 could end up - at the hands of Facebook and their "Project Spartan" - presenting the biggest challenge to Apple's mobile software dominance to date. You have to ask yourself, does the world really need another app store, and why am I leaning toward saying yes?

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SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

Google I/O 2011 day two was all about the Chromebook, the search giant's play for the notebook market. With Acer and Samsung on hand with the first of the hardware, the Chromebook is the market culmination of the Google Chrome OS project publicly announced back in 2009. So, will subscription-based notebooks float us all away from Windows and OS X and into the cloud? Read on for the full SlashGear 101 rundown.

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Zynga Goes “Gaga” with “GagaVille”

Zynga Goes “Gaga” with “GagaVille”

Zynga and Lady Gaga have worked together before, when Zynga was raising money for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Zynga has also had quite a few high-profile partnerships with musicians and entertainment companies, including Snoop Dogg, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, The Green Hornet and others. This deal with Lady Gaga, however, is the biggest one to date. May 17, Lady Gaga and Zynga will be unveiling GagaVille!

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CIA Reveals Facebook to be Part of Patriot Act, Zuckerberg Secret Agent

CIA Reveals Facebook to be Part of Patriot Act, Zuckerberg Secret Agent

Before you explode all over your keyboards with insane comments about how you KNEW IT and how Zuckerberg should be dumped into the sea, note that this news story comes from The Onion, a news source that is born of comedy, and is completely false in its claims. That said, recognize here the source of the comedy - the fact that Facebook would indeed have been the perfect plan laid down by the CIA, utterly perfect in every way in tracking citizens in the USA and abroad in their actions, collecting data that they themselves had submitted - a nation of willing participants!

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Google Testing Android Market In-App Billing, To Launch Next Week

Google Testing Android Market In-App Billing, To Launch Next Week

Google has announced today that it has started testing in-app billing for the Android Market and that it will launch starting next week. In-app billing has been around for app makers on iOS for a while and it has lead to some nice chunk of change for those developers. Makers of apps for the Android Market could have some of the same financial success once it gets approved for the Android Market.

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Microsoft Vid shows off Windows Gaming eXperience (WGX) ambitions

Microsoft Vid shows off Windows Gaming eXperience (WGX) ambitions

ZDNet has wondered onto a video from last year that gives a look at what the Microsoft Windows Gaming eXperience team has in mind for next generation gaming between Microsoft and Xbox Live as well as mobile platforms. If you are a serious gamer you might recall that they tested something sort of like this in the past where PC gamers and Xbox 360 gamers could play each other on games like Halo. The scuttlebutt was that the PC gamers killed the console brethren and the plan for that system was scrapped.

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Study Shows One In Five Seniors Is Potential Facebook Gamer

Study Shows One In Five Seniors Is Potential Facebook Gamer

Gaming is a major part of Facebook and you’re constantly bombarded with updates and gifts from friends who are playing Mafia Wars or Farmville among a whole host of other games. A recent study shows that many of those gamers aren’t exactly who you might expect. Many of the gamers may very well be your parents or grandparents.

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The Daily Slash: February 1 2011

The Daily Slash: February 1 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2 gets early reveal - or is it just a Video Dummy? Android Honeycomb lead designer Matias Duarte assures us that that Android 3.0 is for much more than tablets. Google is offering speak2tweet to Egyptians to kep them online while their Middle East and North Africa executive goes missing in the heart of the country. Chris Davies jams out a column by the name of Honeycomb, Galaxy Tab & the 7-inch stumble. See why Google Latitude is about to Crush FourSquare! Help everyone out over on Android Community by telling them what you'd like to see at the Android 3.0 Honeycomb Event tomorrow, today! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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