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Bitcoin - Big Bounce Back - Part Six

The nature and prospects of “virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have been keenly debated. In early December 2013, Chinese government authorities took the first steps towards defining and regulating virtual...more

App Developer Wins in SCRABBLE Battle

Zynga, the world’s largest app-developer has scored a win against the owner of the SCRABBLE brand. This case brings up several interesting points about international trade-mark protection in the era of apps....more

Will Australia Ban Non-Real Money Gambling Apps?

As real money online gambling remains bogged down in the legislative and regulatory morass, social gaming applications have been on a tear. As we have previously reported, major players are leveraging social gaming...more

Virtual Goods, Gaming and the Trouble With Secondary Markets

Since the early days of online games, 'virtual goods' have been used to enhance game play and to provide revenue to game developers. These are earned by accomplishing tasks or bought from the developer, typically for use in...more

BaZynga!

Free-to-play games are all the rage these days. Many people while away their days playing Angry Birds, or Words with Friends before going home to watch Monday Night Football. Nerds — and, increasingly, “normal people” — do...more

Around the Virtual World - December 17, 2012

A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media. In This Issue: - Union Facebook Page Not Picket Line Extension: NLRB Judge - Parody New York Times Twitter...more

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