Scrabulous archive

  • Hasbro drops Scrabulous lawsuit
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    Hasbro drops Scrabulous lawsuit

    By 16 December 2008

    Hasbro has dropped its lawsuit against the company that created the now-famous Scrabulous Facebook application after reaching an agreement. RJ Softwares, a Calcutta-based company run by brothers Rajat Agarwalla and Jayant Agarwall, was facing a court...

  • More book publishers launch iPhone apps
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    More book publishers launch iPhone apps

    By 9 December 2008

    Two major book publishers have just announced mobile phone initiatives, with an emphasis particularly on the Apple iPhone and the App Store. In the States, the Penguin Group has announced the launch of "Penguin 2.0", which includes Penguin Mobile, and...

  • Amazon Kindle sold out way past Christmas
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    Amazon Kindle sold out way past Christmas

    By 28 November 2008

    Those Stateside who've not yet started their Christmas shopping and were hoping to nab a Kindle for a loved one are right out of luck. It seems for the second year running Amazon has run out of stock of the device in the crucial "holiday" period. Last...

  • Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader
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    Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader

    By 4 November 2008

    Widget.com has announced the UK release of the BeBook, described as "the latest" in portable eBook readers. The BeBook measures 184 x 120 x 10mm, weighs 220 grams and has a 600 x 800 6-inch display that uses Vizplex E-Ink technology. Offering one-handed...

  • John Lewis offers exclusive red Sony Reader
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    John Lewis offers exclusive red Sony Reader

    By 31 October 2008

    We've seen the red version launch in the States, but it seems department store giant John Lewis will offer the rouge version in the UK. Available exclusively to John Lewis, the red Reader offers the same functionality as the standard model, and is priced...

  • Mills & Boon launches e-books
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    Mills & Boon launches e-books

    By 27 October 2008

    Mills & Boon is making a "major commitment" to e-book publishing with the decision to make dozens of new titles available as digital downloads every month. The romance fiction company admits that one of the main benefits to e-book publishing is that customers...

  • Kindle will not see UK launch this year
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    Kindle will not see UK launch this year

    By 20 October 2008

    The UK will not see the launch of the Amazon Kindle e-book reader this year. Brian McBride, the managing director of Amazon in the UK, has told trade publication "The Bookseller" that we won't see the device that was launched back in November 2007 in...

  • Vodafone launches "Books on Mobile!"
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    Vodafone launches "Books on Mobile!"

    By 6 October 2008

    Vodafone has announced the launch of "Books on Mobile!" a new entertainment channel in conjunction with GoSpoken.com. Using GoSpoken.com, Vodafone customers can download audio - or in the next two weeks e-book versions - of the latest blockbusters or...

  • Next-gen Amazon Kindle pics leaked
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    Next-gen Amazon Kindle pics leaked

    By 6 October 2008

    Despite denials from Amazon's chief spokesperson to the contrary, it seems the etailing giant is indeed prepping a new model of its e-book reader. US blog Boy Genius Report has received a set of images from a tipster that shows the second-gen device in...

  • Sony launches new PRS-700 Reader
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    Sony launches new PRS-700 Reader

    By 3 October 2008

    Sony has announced a new version of its Reader Digital Book that gets a touchscreen and a built-in light. The new model, the PRS-700, will be offered alongside the existing PRS-505 in the States in November. Described as "svelte and stylish", the newest...

  • Sony offers James Bond-themed gadgets
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    Sony offers James Bond-themed gadgets

    By 30 September 2008

    Sony has announced a US promo called "Mission for a Million" for the new James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" in which people can compete to win a million dollars in a spy-like game. In addition to the comp, Sony is to offer limited edition licensed 007...

  • iRex 1000 series digital reader launches
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    iRex 1000 series digital reader launches

    By 22 September 2008

    iRex Technologies has officially launched the iRex 1000 series Digital Reader. iRex currently offers the iLiad and iLiad Book Edition for consumers, but says the new device is aimed at business professionals. The iRex 1000 series is said to offer "superior...

  • iRex to launch new e-book reader
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    iRex to launch new e-book reader

    By 19 September 2008

    iRex is currently running a teaser on its site for a new product to launch on 22 September with the tagline "seeing is believing". According to Forbes, the company is to launch an "evolved" e-book reader dubbed the iRex Reader 1000. Aimed at business...

  • Plastic Logic launches e-book reader
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    Plastic Logic launches e-book reader

    By 8 September 2008

    Plastic Logic has previewed its E-Ink-based e-book reader solution, that it expects to bring to market in the first half of next year. Offering a "stunning" form factor, measuring 8.5 by 11-inches, the flexible Plastic Logic reader features a big readable...

  • Amazon ends new Kindle speculation
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    Amazon ends new Kindle speculation

    By 29 August 2008

    It seems an Amazon exec has spoken out to end the speculation rife in the blogosphere that the company are imminently to launch new models of their Kindle e-book reader. Craig Berman, Amazon’s chief spokesman, has spoken to New York Times writer Brad...

  • More next-gen Kindle rumours emerge
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    More next-gen Kindle rumours emerge

    By 26 August 2008

    More news is coming in that seems to corroborate the previous rumours we've heard about Amazon's next-gen Kindle e-book reader devices. Further to the insider news via Crunchgear that saw two redesigned models, a source speaking to BusinessWeek also states...

  • Scrabulous boards wiped clear across the world
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    Scrabulous boards wiped clear across the world

    By 26 August 2008

    The team over at PC Pro have gone into mourning as the Facebook app Scrabulous was finally taken down in the UK. The application was removed for Facebookers in North America in July, because of a long running wrangle between Hasbro - which owns the rights...

  • Scrabulous re-emerges as Wordscraper
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    Scrabulous re-emerges as Wordscraper

    By 31 July 2008

    Within days of it being pulled from Facebook, Scrabulous has returned - with some notable tweaks and a name change - as Wordscraper. The "new wordgame" for Facebook, which is said to bear "remarkable resemblances" to Scrabble, is clearly the designers'...

  • Scrabulous removed from Facebook
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    Scrabulous removed from Facebook

    By 30 July 2008

    Responding to a takedown notice from Hasbro, the rights holder to Scrabble in the US, the developers of the Scrabulous game have been forced to remove the application from Facebook. According to reports, users who attempt to access the service on their...

  • Hasbro finally sues Scrabulous creators
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    Hasbro finally sues Scrabulous creators

    By 25 July 2008

    Less than 2 weeks after the official version of Scrabble for Facebook launched Stateside, Hasbro, who owns the copyright to the boardgame, is suing the creators of the "Scrabulous" Faceook application. The timing is not a coincidence. Although Hasbro...

  • Facebook told to take popular game down
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    Facebook told to take popular game down

    By 17 January 2008

    Facebook is facing a possible legal challenge over what has become one of its most popular games, and users are already lining up for battle. Scrabulous is in the top ten of the social networking sites most popular applications, with almost 600,000 people...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - scrabulous.com
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - scrabulous.com

    By 9 November 2007

    The World Scrabble Championships (yes, really) are taking place at the moment in Mumbai. Surprisingly, Sky Sports haven't picked it up, but nevertheless I'm sure the back pages of the nationals will be full of all the action. Yeah, right… But Scrabble...