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Happy Friday, friends. There's drama in Wordle world, and Tesla's Cyberquad for kids is starting to arrive.BTW — There will be no newsletter Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We'll be back in your inboxes on Tuesday.Now, let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. The word puzzle game "Wordle," which went viral in late 2021 and early 2022.Josh Wardle 1. Wordle is t...
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Wordle rip-offs want your cash — but are they legal?

A viral game that’s inspired copious clones has exposed the complexities of copyrighting apps — and the shamelessness of greedy imitators. Wordle has attracted more than 2 million daily players since its launch in November. The puzzles challenge you to guess a five-letter word, but you can only play one of them a day — an appealing constraint in an era of ruthlessly addictive games. Another of its charms is that Wordle’s creator, Josh Wardle, made the browser-based game completely free. That goo...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Wordle, Insider, Wardle, Josh Wardle, Plugged, Zachary Shakked


Apple removes copycat Wordle apps from its App Store after confusion over how to access the popular word game

The word puzzle game "Wordle," which went viral in late 2021 and early 2022.Josh Wardle Wordle, a word puzzle game, is already one of the hottest internet crazes of the new year. App developers have been copying Wordle and putting their clone apps in the App Store. Apple recently took action against the dupes by removing them from the App Store. A word puzzle game has already become one of the hottest internet trends of the year and now copycats want a piece of the fame.Wordle, a web-based ga...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Twitter, News, Game, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, App, Viral, Npr, Wordle, App Store, Puzzle games, Trend, Clone


Wordle Copycats Have Vanished From Apple's App Store

The many Wordle copycats that were flooding Apple's App Store seem to have disappeared. The apps appear to have been removed by Apple shortly after their existence caused a stir on social media. From a report: Wordle itself doesn't have an official iOS app so other developers looked to hop on the coattails of the game's success. But when one in particular started bragging on Twitter about the attention his version of the app was getting, he quickly caught heat, drawing attention to both his app ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Wordle, Josh Wardle


Wordle copycat creator apologizes for ripping off the popular free word game

Developer Zach Shakked — the creator of one of several controversial copycat versions of Josh Wardle’s popular free word-guessing game — has responded to Apple removing his app from the App Store... #zachshakked #joshwardle #copycatcreato
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The latest game to go viral is a surprisingly simple, yet wildly difficult, word puzzler called Wordle — here's how to play

An image of the game Wordle from January 3, 2022. The game's solution changes daily.Josh Wardle Wordle is the first big game of 2022, and it's a free game that exists only on a website. The viral puzzle game has exploded in popularity, with over 2 million players last weekend. Wordle is simple to learn, but surprisingly difficult to master — the perfect combination. Have you been seeing strange messages on social media? A bunch of colorful blocks, then a message with a fraction? If so...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Puzzles, Wordle, Puzzle games, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Josh Wardle, Word puzzle, Wordle Wardle, Josh Wardle Wordle


‘The only pure thing right now’: alleged Wordle copycats criticised for monetising free game

The creator of the viral word game has pledged to keep it completely free – but a host of since-removed apps have been accused of trying to cash inNo good deed goes unpunished – as is the case with Wordle, the viral linguistic guessing game which found itself with a deluge of apparent clones flooding Apple’s App Store this past week.Initially created by software engineer Josh Wardle for his partner, a puzzle aficionado, the brainteaser skyrocketed in popularity earlier this year, blooming from j...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Twitter, Technology, Internet, Culture, Puzzle games, Josh Wardle


Clones of Popular 'Wordle' Game Flooding App Store, Including One Charging $30 Per Year [Updated]

If you're a regular internet user you've probably heard of popular web-based daily guessing game Wordle, created by Josh Wardle. The game, which is entirely free to play, was introduced last fall and has been spreading like wildfire. Wordle asks players to guess a five letter word by identifying which letters are in the word and are located in the right location. Players get six guesses per day, and there's a single daily puzzle for everyone. The website for the game tracks each person's num...
Tags: Apple, Wordle, App Store, Wardle, Andy Baio, Josh Wardle, Zach Shakked, Shakked, Greg Karber


Clones of Popular 'Wordle' Game Flooding App Store, Including One Charging $30 Per Year

If you're a regular internet user you've probably heard of popular web-based daily guessing game Wordle, created by Josh Wardle. The game, which is entirely free to play, was introduced last fall and has been spreading like wildfire. Wordle asks players to guess a five letter word by identifying which letters are in the word and are located in the right location. Players get six guesses per day, and there's a single daily puzzle for everyone. The website for the game tracks each person's num...
Tags: Apple, Wordle, App Store, Wardle, Andy Baio, Josh Wardle, Zach Shakked, Shakked, Greg Karber


Wordle creator overwhelmed by global success of hit puzzle

Josh Wardle developed game to play with his partner – and now more than 2m others have joined in Wordle, a deceptively simple online word puzzle, has had a meteoric rise since its launch last autumn, from 90 daily players in November to 300,000 at the beginning of January, to 2 million last weekend. But, for its creator, the game’s rapid success has resulted in as much anxiety as excitement.The game has become an unexpected grassroots hit for Josh Wardle, who developed it for his puzzle-loving p...
Tags: Apps, Games, Technology, Wales, Internet, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, Game culture, Mobile Games, Wordle, Board Games, Puzzle games, Josh Wardle


Wordle: why the inventor of the fiendishly addictive online game doesn’t want your money

The mobile phone game Josh Wardle launched in October now has 300,000 people playing it daily – but, he says, he is not cashing inName: Wordle.Age: Nearly three months old. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Life and style, World news, US news, Game culture, Hobbies, Mobile Games, Josh Wardle


Wordle Is a Love Story

Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn, knew his partner loved word games, so he created a guessing game for just the two of them. As a play on his last name, he named it Wordle. But after the couple played for months, and after it rapidly became an obsession in his family's WhatsApp group once he introduced it to relatives, Mr. Wardle thought he might be on to something and released it to the rest of the world in October. From a report: On Nov. 1, 90 people played. On Sunday, just over tw...
Tags: Tech, Brooklyn, Reddit, Wordle, Shah, Wardle, Josh Wardle, New York Times Spelling Bee, Palak Shah



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