After a torrid 2012, Habbo changes CEO — but is it enough?

A child protection scandal and failure to innovate have left Habbo Hotel — once one of the most popular virtual worlds — reeling. Now with the departure of CEO Paul LaFontaine, it’s feeling increasingly like the Finnish company faces a do or die moment.

Habbo’s future is bleak as child sex scandal explodes

Finnish kids’ virtual world Habbo is being pushed to the brink, after accusations that the site had become a haven for pedophiles led to a second investor pulling out of the business, and British retailers dropping the company’s products.