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  • Famous dodges Apple iTunes ban with web app

    Famous dodges Apple iTunes ban with web app

    The Famous app got itself banned from Apple’s App Store about a month ago. They sidestepped the ban by promptly launching an Android version instead, and is today back on an iOS device near you in the form of a web app. For the new version, the company recycled much of the game mechanics, minus the commenting and chat functionality that made it prime bullying real estate. Read More

  • Famous, Formerly The Controversial People-Trading App Stolen, Hits Android After App Store Ban

    Famous, Formerly The Controversial People-Trading App Stolen, Hits Android After App Store Ban

    The creators of a buzzy but controversial mobile game called Stolen, which let users buy and sell Twitter profiles as if they were trading cards, proactively shut their application down after responding to criticism that its game mechanics allowed for abuse and bullying. The company then revamped its concept, taking into consideration the opinions of anti-bullying experts, to release a kindler… Read More

  • Steve Newcomb’s Famo.us Raises $4M To Power Fast, Beautiful Apps In HTML5

    Steve Newcomb’s Famo.us Raises $4M To Power Fast, Beautiful Apps In HTML5

    Famo.us, which offers a JavaScript framework that’s designed to power HTML5 apps that are faster and better-looking than what’s currently possible, has raised $4 million in Series A funding. The round was led by previous investor Javelin Venture Partners, with participation from “one or more” hardware vendors (whose name or names aren’t being shared… Read More

  • Famo.us Is A Gaming Engine For 3D Interfaces

    Famo.us Is A Gaming Engine For 3D Interfaces

    Famo.us, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco and brought to you by the same guy who founded PowerSet (Steve Newcomb), lets developers write fully 3D apps without having to depend on complex programming tricks or compiled apps. It’s a lot like the interfaces you see in Iron Man or Minority Report, and it works on nearly any platform, including desktops, Android, and… Read More