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Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Games, Social Media, tech news | 0 comments

EA Shuts Down Facebook Games

EA Shuts Down Facebook Games

EA announced that it will be shutting down 3 Facebook games.  The Sims Social, SimCity Social, and Pet Society will go offline on June 14.

EA released the following statement, ” Today we are informing players of the difficult decision to retire some of our Facebook games: The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society. After millions of people initially logged in to play these games, the number of players and amount of activity has fallen off. For people who have seen other recent shutdowns of social games, perhaps this is not surprising. EA will continue to deliver popular titles for Facebook, most notably games from PopCap, including Bejeweled Blitz, Solitaire Blitz and the recently-announced Plants vs. Zombies Adventures.”

 

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Social Media, tech news | 0 comments

Andrew Mason Is Out As CEO

Andrew Mason Is Out As CEO

Andrew Mason Co-founder and CEO is out as Groupon’s CEO. Groupons board asked for him to resign, a day after after missing last quarter estimate earnings. The stock went down 27% after hour trading.

Wednesday the revenues for the 1st quarter would be between $560 million and $610 million, which was short $650 million. The company lost 0.12 per share more than the expected net loss of 0.02 per share.

Groupons turned down Google’s $6 Billion buyout offer in 2010. The company value is now $3 Billion. The company has been on a downward slop ever since it went public.

CEO in interim will be Eric Lefkofsky, Groupon’s Chairman and Co-founder and Boards Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis.

Andrew Mason posted the following on his blog Click Here

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Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Hackers, Social Media, tech news | 0 comments

Zendesk Breach Affects Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest

Zendesk Breach Affects Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest

Zendesk was attacked.  Zendesk offers help desk software support and also provides customer support for companies. Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest are the affected companies so far.

Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svanesaid said, the hack occurred this week, as soon as they were knowledgeable of the attacked they patched the vulnerability.  He also stated, “Our ongoing investigation indicates that the hacker had access to the support information that three of our customers store on our system.”  “We believe that the hacker downloaded email addresses of users who contacted those three customers for support, as well as support email subject lines.  We notified our affected customers immediately.”

 

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