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2010-10-06 09:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TrialPay, the leading social monetization provider, today announced the launch of DealSpot(TM), a comprehensive promotion framework that delivers exclusive deals and branded engagements inside social applications. DealSpot leverages TrialPay's deep advertiser relationships and launches with an impressive roster of partners, including Groupon for local deals, LOVEFiLM for subscription entertainment, branded retailers such as Yves Rocher and...

2010-09-14 15:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), the digital entertainment services company, today announced it has acquired Canadian social games company Backstage Technologies Inc. Backstage will add valuable expertise in both engineering and monetizing games for social platforms to GameHouse®, Real's digital games division. Backstage is best known for partnering with iWin on the popular Facebook adaptation of...

2010-08-12 01:58:00

LONDON, August 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Gamesys Brings Together Household Favourites for First Time Following on from MONOPOLY Snap and Family Fortunes Team Bingo, Gamesys are proud to announce the launch of another first: this week, Bejeweled(R) Bingo launches on Jackpotjoy, bringing all the fun from PopCap's hugely popular Match 3 game, Bejeweled, to Gamesys' speciality product, Bingo. "The challenge of creating Bejeweled Bingo was really quite unique," explains...

2010-07-22 11:43:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- WildTangent is announcing today that social games publisher iWin has incorporated WildTangent's BrandBoost into Family Feud, one of the top games on Facebook Platform. The BrandBoost platform is empowering Family Feud's seven million monthly users to unlock complimentary game episodes and other game content by engaging with premium video and interactive rich media ads. "BrandBoost gives us a scalable, advertising model that seamlessly integrates...

2010-07-20 08:00:00

SEATTLE, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GameHouse®, a division of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), announced the winners for the second annual GameHouse Great Game Awards(TM) (GG's) during an exclusive event held last night at Experience Music Project in Seattle. Media sponsors TechFlash and Gamezebo partnered with GameHouse to present the 2010 GG's, and the judging panel included representatives from leading independent developers across the casual...

2010-06-18 11:00:00

SEATTLE, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GameHouse®, a division of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), today announced the nominees for the second annual GameHouse Great Game Awards(TM) (GG's). GameHouse introduced the GG's in 2009 as a way to showcase the most talented and creative casual games developers in the industry. Winners of the second annual Great Game Awards will be announced July 19 during an exclusive event held at Experience Music...

2010-05-04 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WEB 2.O EXPO -- GameHouse®, a division of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), today unveiled GameHouse Fusion(TM), the first social gaming platform to give consumers access to thousands of socially connected games within a massive worldwide casual gaming community across multiple social websites and devices. GameHouse Fusion provides game developers access to the GameHouse network of more than 50 million...

2010-04-28 08:52:00

LONDON, April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- David Cameron may be leading the latest voting intentions polls, but things can be very different in the world of web video clips. RealNetworks, the online video specialist, asked research company YouGov to take an alternative approach to the leadership question by asking respondents which of a series of embarrassing online videos, featuring each of the party leaders, they would most like to see or see again. Almost twice as many people wanted to see...

2010-03-03 16:50:00

SEATTLE, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) announced today that it has settled lawsuits with the six major Hollywood movie studios, Viacom Inc., and the DVD Copy Control Association related to Real's RealDVD product. As part of the settlement, RealNetworks will withdraw its pending appeal of the District Court's preliminary injunction. The parties have agreed to the terms of a permanent injunction that will prohibit RealNetworks from distributing or...

2010-03-03 08:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- GameStreamer, Inc., a digital distribution platform, announced today that their technology now supports sales and delivery of Mac games. Merscom Games, PlayFirst, Layernet and National Geographic provided the initial titles to GameStreamer for distribution using the new technology. GameStreamer will be adding more Mac game publishers and titles over the next couple of months as the service moves into a full production rollout. "Merscom is happy to see...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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