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News Corp is killing Crazy Frog, along with the brands Jamba and Jamster. News Corp's mobile unit today announced a reorganisation of its business to "extend its global leadership in the mobile content industry". And yes, the hideously annoying frog - the first real star of mobile content, according to Jamba CEO Maura …

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  1. Vincent
    Paris Hilton

    ...and nothing of value was lost.

    ...and nothing of value was lost.

    Also, I have that bloody "song" in my head now. I hope you're proud of yourselves.

    Paris because she's not even close to how annoying that bloody Frog is.

  2. TeeCee Gold badge
    Flame

    No!

    "Other vendors will probably still continue to sell the Crazy Frog ringtone....."

    Not if they don't want bricks through their fucking windows they won't!

  3. Toastan Buttar
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    The Game

    You just made me lose The Game.

    I hadn't thought about that bugger for months and now him (and those bloody Jamster ads) are firmly implanted in my head again. Thanks, Reg !

  4. Phillip
    Coat

    I'm an athiest...

    I'm an atheist, but thank God that thing will be no more! Hallelujah!

    Mine's the coat with the phone with the NORMAL ringtone on it.

  5. Neil

    Generation Gap

    There are those who hear the tune and think "Beverly Hills Cop - cool!", and those who hear the tune and say "Ding Ding" at the end of the riff.

    Those who do the latter should not be astonished to find themselves punched, hard, in the face. Several times.

  6. Paul Bottomley
    Coat

    Ming ming ming

    mauuuuuuu ming bing bing ming ming

    That is all

  7. Paul Naylor

    My ring tone...

    ... is still 'Leftbank': the Vision On gallery theme!

    I too developed murderous tendencies when the great unwashed played the fupping Crazy Frog ring tone all the fupping time. A particularly amusing and inventive B2Tan did a piss-take of the Jamster ads. I might have it somewhere...

  8. Jim Carter
    Coat

    Hmmmm...

    A bim bim bim bim bim boooooooooooooooooooooooooooom...

    *runs*

  9. Nemo Metis
    Happy

    The Frog is Dead

    Long Live Death!!!!!!

    About bloody time too!

  10. Bill Gould
    Gates Halo

    Frog?

    Ah, so you've not seen & heard the new Crazy Cow ringtone with video then.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    I felt a disturbance...

    As if a billion voices suddenly cried out in joy. And then went on celebrating.

    Mine's quite obviously this one:

    http://www.shopecko.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3130928&cp=2441351.3165999.3054996&siteID=.kD.YDErEtU-6N1mbH5iWRt89JEz3KdUJw&parentPage=family

  12. Anonymous Bastard
    Stop

    There is only one possible response...

    http://xkcd.com/479/

    I use this as my sort of personal ethos.

  13. Fluffykins

    Surprised you didn't say

    "Carzy Frog Croaks"

    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrimmm B'ding b'ding b'ding b'din,din din, din, DRRRRRRRRRRRInnnnnng!

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Sadly, I have not heard crazy frog, but....

    ... here in the States they always play the same passage from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" while they connect your mobile call. I loved "The Four Seasons", until I'd heard it for the 5000th time.

    Anything can be done to death.

  15. Gabor Laszlo
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    Ringtone

    Heh, at one point while between jobs I had an offer from Jamba. I declined politely, didn't want that on my resume. In protest to all the fuckwits in the office, my ringtone is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Whitenoisesound.ogg

    Cuts through background noise like a rusty saw, even in the server room.

  16. Anonymous Coward
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    so

    the companies that made a living by fraud* have rebranded themselves!

    i know fox are a bit iffy, but i'm surprised that they want to be associated with them.

    *conning children into signing up for a subscription service when they were trying to buy a single, albeit annoying, ringtone - what would you call it?

  17. Mark Menzies
    Coat

    God bless the frog

    Was always a hoot using it in the office. It made several grown men cry and dedicated pacifists erupt in fits of rage.

    Awesome stuff.

    Da ding ding ding ding...

    Priceless :D

  18. Bad Beaver
    Paris Hilton

    Jamba is constantly undercutting itself

    Their latest thing here in Germany is a mobile app called (translated)

    "licking mobile-slut"

    featuring an animated gif of a woman (two to choose from) licking a steamy pane of glass, meant to look as though she was licking the inside of your screen. Tell me about quality entertainment.

  19. Tanuki
    Coat

    The Sound of Silence.

    My ringtone is an orchestral rendition of '4 minutes 33 seconds' by John Cage.

    It annoys no-one.

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Proper testing

    People that come up worth these ring tones should be made to listen to them for six hours. If they come out in sane institutionalize them . If them come out like nothing thing is wrong, lock them up, they bat shit insane.

  21. William Towle
    Happy

    No link to something like...

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=niFi6uAYTb4

    yet?

    ;)

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Marriage made in hell

    Fox/NewsCorp and the Crazy Frog ? Jeez, how much hate can the world bring to bear ? Is a nuclear assault a little OTT ?

  23. Warhelmet

    Ring Tones

    Are a tax on the stupid.

  24. Mr Larrington
    Joke

    @Anonymous USAnian Coward

    While you're at it, could you ask your fellow countrymen to refrain from playing Pachelbel's Canon in every lift, hotel foyer and cafe in the entire nation? Something subtle - 1970 by The Stooges, for example - would be fine.

  25. Phil Hare

    There is a Crazy Frog vid I'd like to see

    It would involve a blender.

  26. Michael
    Happy

    Bring back....

    The hamster dance ringtone!! But surely that will be done to death too :)

    Good riddance to the frog! Hooray!!

  27. P. Lee Silver badge
    Coat

    I spit on your ring-tone marketing...

    while enjoying the Viennese waltz in all its non-polyphonic glory on my nokia 6310i

    Vive la neo-luddites!

    icon: no-one wants to steal my phone and I haven't had to replace it *ever*!

  28. Adrian Jackson
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    Re: There is only one possible response...

    Amen to that. I work at a mobile-phone-related company, and have that strip enlarged, laminated and hung above my desk. If only more people would subscribe to it.

  29. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Awww!

    You mean no more "Last Christmas" atrocities?

    Ring, ding ding ding ding ding,

    ding ding ding ding, ding ding

    Ring, ding ding ding ding,

    ding ding ding ding

    dong dong!

    [sound of rapidly receding footsteps and maniacal laughter]

  30. Adrian Thomson
    Go

    twat the crazy frog

    seconds/minutes/hours of fun:

    http://www.somethingwrong.co.uk/crazy_frog_baseball/

  31. Kieron Shaw
    Stop

    @ Toastan Buttar

    Damn, you just made me lose The Game too...

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