Latest Computer game bot Stories

Limited Run: Do Bots Power Facebook's Ads?
2012-07-31 14:50:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this month, the BBC performed a bit of research into the value of a "like" on Facebook and if companies stood to benefit from collecting as many of these likes as possible. They created a false company which sold nothing, called "VirtualBagel, LLC," set up some ads, and left the page alone to let the Internet's ebb and flow do what it will. After only 24 hours, VirtualBagel, a company which sells nothing, earned more than 1,600...

Algorithms Can Catch And Stop Botnets
2012-05-02 04:22:44

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Indian computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can be used to not only catch a botnet on a computer network, but also to stop the malware from inflicting any harm upon a machine. The scientists will explain their 2-pronged approach in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing. Botnets have been making their rounds in the headlines as of late when it was discovered the Flashback malware had infected...

2012-03-05 13:00:00

KANO/GAMES takes the traditional Flash gaming portal to another level with a complete social experience and an innovative web app feel. Victoria, BC (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 KANO/GAMES (http://www.kanogames.com) is an innovative new social web app that makes it easy to play and discover the best free online games with friends. Created by Victoria, BC-based social and mobile games developer KANO/APPS in partnership with Ira Willey, founder of Addicting Games and One More Level, KANO/GAMES is...

2010-06-07 14:40:00

MONTREAL, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- North Side Inc. (www.northsideinc.com) of Montreal will unveil an alpha version of its Bot Colony (www.botcolony.com) online game at E3 in Los Angeles on June 15, 2010. The company describes Bot Colony as the first game ever to feature intelligent English conversation between the player and the game. E3 is the first venue where the video game will be shown publicly. A technology prototype was shown at GDC in March 2009. Until Bot Colony, dialogue in...

2010-05-27 14:41:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has just issued an alert regarding a network they have uncovered that sells bots specialized in targeting social networks and webmail systems. The publicly available Web page contains an extensive catalog of programs aimed at social networks and webmail services including Twitter, Facebook, Hi5, MySpace, MyYearBook, YouTube, Tuenti, Friendster, Gmail and Yahoo....

2010-04-20 07:10:00

ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pramana, an Internet fraud protection company formed out of Georgia Institute of Technology, today launched two new technologies, BotAlert(TM) and BotBlock(TM), to help website owners detect and eliminate fraudulent and costly bot traffic on their websites. A well-known problem among website owners and programmers, bots commit fraud, misuse websites, and steal information, straining valuable IT resources, costing money, and annoying IT professionals and...

2010-03-01 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Waypoint Outcomes, a provider of customized Web-based academic assessments and analysis technologies, has appointed Michael Jones to director of product experience. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100301/LA61753) Jones' experience in software development and consultation spans more than 25 years. His responsibilities on behalf of Waypoint Outcomes include enhancing the educational assessment tool and defining assessment standards and...

2009-07-15 09:08:50

Computer scientists at Newcastle University are about to give office workers a perfect excuse to play games: it's all in the name of research.Dr Jeff Yan, together with his PhD student Su-Yang Yu, has created "ËœMagic Bullet' as an effective solution to a problem which no known computer algorithm can yet solve.This simple computer game turns a tedious manual labeling task into a form of light entertainment and could soon help companies improve their chances of tackling online...

2009-03-23 07:00:00

MONTREAL, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- North Side Inc., of Montreal, will unveil a prototype of its Bot Colony(TM) title (www.botcolony.com ) at GDC in San Francisco on March 25 - 27 (booth 5016 NH). Bot Colony(TM) is the first game ever where the player can converse with the characters in English. The language used is completely unrestricted: the player simply speaks and the characters answer naturally using speech, asking questions, seeking clarifications or offering comments in return. During...

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