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Korea Slaps Curfew on Gamers

Any South Korean under 16 is now prohibited from playing online games between midnight and 6 a.m. The controversial Youth Protection Revision bill makes South Korea, the country with the fifth-highest penetration of broadband in the world, the first country to implement such a law.

Law Blocks Netflix/Facebook Integration in U.S.

The law of unintended consequences has resulted in Netflix opting not to launch its Facebook integration in the U.S., although it will in Canada...

False Take-Down Notice Hits Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Others

A prank at the expense of Justin Bieber caused all of the musician’s videos to be taken down from YouTube. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and other artists who were in the 2011 Video Music Awards also had their videos targeted.

Myspace Music Player attracts a million new users [with chart]

Myspace today announced receiving more than 1 million new sign-ups in the last month, due primarily to its Myspace Music Player, which brings the service's monthly users to 25 million.

Wikia Names ex-Gracenote Craig Palmer as CEO

Wikia, the collaboratively published entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle content network, has named Craig Palmer to the position of chief executive officer recently vacated by Gil Penchina. The company said it was now well positioned for a new growth phase.

Retail E-Commerce Spending Grows 12% from Year Ago

Reston, Va. - E-commerce spending in the U.S. rose 12% last quarter, compared with the year before, marking the sixth straight quarter of positive growth, according...

SnagFilms expands distribution, capabilities and executive team

SnagFilms intends to be the go-to brand for independent films, and it just took further steps in that direction with newly unveiled distribution platforms, the launch of new social media and mobile applications, and several new executive hires.

Jay Park Wins Mashables Best Web Video Award

Las Vegas - Jay Park has been named winner of the Best Web Video category for the Mashable Awards. The announcement was made moments ago...

Zynga powers up social gaming network, mobile and more

Zynga today outlined its plans to retain its market dominating position by releasing its unified Zynga With Friends network and by unveiling some of the new titles it has in the works.

Tagged Acquires Social Network Competitor hi5

Tagged has purchased hi5, a transaction that brings together two companies that each have a different spin on social networking: Tagged is designed for meeting new people based on shared interests, while hi5 integrates games and highlights premium content.