Paul LaFontaine, chief executive of Habbo-creator Sulake, calls for smarter online safety practices after his company's virtual-world site faced a sexual-chat controversy.
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Habbo Hotel, a social game for teens, is back online in three countries after shutting down amidst reports of pornographic chat targeted at underage users.
Teen-focused online social hub Habbo now faces possible action from the European Commission (the executive division of the European Union) due to allegations of unmoderated sexual chats in the virtual game space.
Venture capital firm Balderton has pulled support for Habbo, an online social game targeted toward younger audiences, after allegations that pornographic chatting was taking place in the title's virtual world.
Grand Cru is announcing today it has raised $2 million in seed funding to build a kids online adventure game called Supernauts.
The company is entering a crowded field, but Grand Cru chief executive Markus Pasula said in an interview …
With over 10 million unique visitors a month, Habbo Hotel is the world’s largest game and online community for teenagers, with users in over 150 countries. With parent company Sulake releasing Niko, its second iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) game, …