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Sulake wants to increase user protection

Under fire social network addressing “poorly regulated social gaming industry”. Sulake, owner of the Habbo Hotel social network, has released a statement detailing the plans for the reintroduction of chat channels and messaging services following the allegations of online grooming

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Investor quits Sulake after sex claim

dumped its 13.5 per cent stake in Sulake, the Finnish social networking group, after allegations that one of its sites popular with teenagers was playing host to sexually explicit content. (…) Habbo Hotel has 265m registered users and receives 9m

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‘Habbo’ bets on mobile app for growth

Finnish internet company Sulake, the operator of Habbo Hotel teen networking sites, hopes to reigniteits stalled growth by launching a long-awaited iPhone app next month and inviting external developers to its site. Habbo Hotel was one of the front-runners of

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‘Habbo Hotel’ opens for developers

Habbo has 10 million monthly unique visitors mostly 13-16, in 150 countries. Facebook may be the leading social network for games, but it’s not the only platform for social game developers. At GDC, the Habbo social network for teens announced

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Sulake lays off 25% of Finnish workforce

Finnish website Dome.fi is reporting social studio Sulake – best known for online community Habbo – has laid off 25 percent of its workforce in the country. The site claims somewhere in the region of 40-60people are to be let

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Moving audiences from online to mobile and then back again

Launched in 2000 and now with over 10 million users per month, Habbo (previouslyHabbo Hotel) was the pre-Facebook social network for kids and young teens; a status it still holds thanks to Facebook’s 13-year age limit. But all services have

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Habbo Hotel with 20% growth in 2010

Sulake, the Finnish company behind teen online title Habbo Hotel, has reported record yearly financial results for 2010, with a twenty per cent year on year revenue growth. Sales for the financial year were €56.2 million (£49.4m), resulting in a

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