Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Wordle, Popular Online Cult Word Game, Has Been Sold to the New York Times Company for Unknown Amount


Wordle, which rhymes with Yertle the Turtle, has been sold.

The popular online word game that has cult status has been bought by the New York Times company for an undisclosed amount.

Wordle was purchased from its creator, Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn, for a price “in the low seven figures,” The Times said.

The Times says the game will remain free until they can figure out how to charge for it. So get in your last free licks of five letters.

Here’s the link with all the bad news.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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