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RIM Scoops Up Social Game Company Scoreloop

Research In Motion said Tuesday it had acquired German mobile social gaming firm Scoreloop for an undisclosed price. “We have recently enabled our developers to create social app experiences through our BBM Social Platform and have seen some very innovative applications result from that,” VP Tyler Lessard said in a blog post. “We look forward to working with the team at Scoreloop to provide tools that will further enable our developer community to take gaming to a new level of social integration on the BlackBerry platform.”


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work