WORLIZE ANNOUNCES PRIVATE BETA AND INITIAL FUNDING FOR SOCIAL GAMING PLATFORM

June 16, 2010 – E3, Los Angeles, CA. – Worlize, Inc. today announced the private beta launch of the first user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial. The much anticipated new 2D platform, slated for launch in Fall 2010, brings together a new world of interactivity for users, including the ability to play and create their own areas and games. The company has also secured initial funding from private individuals across the gaming and technology spectrum, with investors including Worlize’s newly named CFO, Greg Diller.

Within Worlize, beginners have point-and-click access to customizable plug-and-play games, including puzzles, time management and strategy casual games, card and board games, as well as MMORPGs. For advanced users and game developers the company will release the Worlize API in late Summer 2010 to allow the creation of highly interactive areas and games within the platform. The Worlize Platform is currently in Private Beta. To request a beta invite please log-on tohttp://www.worlize.com.

“We feel users are tired of the restrictive and formulaic approach that social and gaming platforms have adopted. As with web pages or blogs, it is time users have the ability to define their casual gaming and social experiences,” commented CEO and Founder, Brian McKelvey. “Worlize breaks down the walls currently in place, redefining and enhancing online social experiences for users.”

Full Article Here(Worlize.com)

Special thanks to Rufus for the headsup on this!

Apple iPhone 4 Pre-Ordering Is a Total Disaster

The iPhone 4’s first pre-ordering day has been a total disaster. AT&T’s online system has collapsed, there are account security breaches, Apple’s online upgrades are down, andstores are now using pen and paper to process sales.

Major update: Exclusive: iPhone 4 order security breach exposes private information.

The photo of the line above was taken in NYC, but it has been happening all over the country. It is not even to pick up the phone itself, but to pre-order it. People are giving their credit card information to be put on a list to have a place in another line on June 24, when the iPhone 4 actually goes on sale.

Read more here(Gizmodo.com)