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Dev With Unrelated Five-Year-Old Wordle App Is Donating Proceeds To Charity

11 days ago   |   By GameSpot

Apple has recently been cracking down on Wordle clone games looking to cash in on the success of an unrelated-and free-browser-based puzzle game. One app developer, however, found himself in an even stranger situation, as he created an app five years ago with the same name. It's unrelated to the currently popular Wordle game, but the older app is still seeing a huge spike in downloads. Writing in an extended thread on Twitter, developer Steven Cravotta explained that when he was 18, he built an app called Wordle, which was another word-based puzzle game, and decided to stop working on it...
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Vergecast: Wordle's App Store clones, FTC's Meta lawsuit moves forward, and PC's big year

Vergecast: Wordle's App Store clones, FTC's Meta lawsuit moves forward, and PC's big year

11 days ago   |   By The Verge

Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast , where we discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories.
This week on The Vergecast , Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Russell Brandom start the show with news of federal judge James Boasberg allowing the FTC to proceed with an antitrust lawsuit against Meta. The crew explains why the case can go forward after a dismissal last year and what can happen next.
The next topic of discussion focuses on the viral success of the web-based puzzle game Wordle and the race to clone it. The...
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