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Someone Does Not Love Lucie

I really, really, really, really hate to be posting a story about Facebook. But this one’s kind of intriguing, maybe: The other day I got a friend request from Lucie Searle, the Development Manager and Preservationist at AS220. Since the new Facebook allows you to accept or reject friend requests without actually reading the other […]

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News Slap: Gubernatorial Faux Pas Edition

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has just been nabbed by the Feds for allegedly hocking Obama’s senate seat and cock-blocking the Chicago Tribune. If you think his hair is hilarious, wait until you hear how he used a comparison with Nixon as the basis for his innocence. Not sure what to buy the auto industry this

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scrabulost

Oh no! Scrabulous has been taken down from Facebook at the request of the Agarwalla brothers who can apparently see the writing on the wall and might be hoping to mitigate their damages. (The battle between Scrabble copyright owners Hasbro and the creators of Scrabulous started about a year ago when it was first launched

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forget the tiles, there’s real money on the table

A front page story in today’s New York Times examines the weird legal jousting between the creators of Scrabulous, the Agarwalla brothers (may I suggest they shorten it to Agarbro?) and the owners of Hasbro, the Hassenfeld Brothers. It’s a squirrely sort of problem given the tension between protecting the property rights and some significant

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