Posts tagged "penguin"

High-Fliers of the App Store

Save for the fact that these birds don’t fly, they truly are the high-fliers of the app store, having accomplished more than any other application or developer could ever dream of. At the top of the charts, four flightless birds reign over the app store. It seems birds, well the

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Google Yanks Tetris Clones From Android Market

The ever-popular classic game Tetris has been at the center of legal battles since it was created by Alexey Pazhitnov in the USSR way back in 1984. Today, Google pulled all the "Tetris-type" games off the Android market in response to a DCMA notice from Tetris Company, LLC, the owners of the Tetris IP rights. However, "Tetris-type" seems to mean "A game with blocks" and apparently there are many games on the takedown notice that do not infringe on the "Tetris" trademark and only feature block-puzzle activities — a tenuous link to Tetris, at best. There don't seem to be any DCMA takedown notices filed with any other game marketplaces (AppStore anyone?) and Android developers who have a "Tetris-type" game are understandably upset.

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Apple Pulls Game For Being Too Tetris-ey

Apple has pulled yet another game from the App Store at the request of the Tetris company. Phunkware was informed that their game Shaker was to be removed following complaints from the Tetris Company and Tetris Holdings LLC that the game too closely resembled their namesake game.

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