Hardly surprising. Anyone who would work at a place like that has clearly demonstrated where their moral compass points - straight at their wallet.
One down. Many, many more to go.
Controversial adware firm Zango has Zangone. The adware maker was forced to pull down the shutters on its business after it was left unable to service its debts. Initially we, along with othe news outlets, incorrectly reported that video search engine firm Blinkx had acquired Zango. In fact Blinkx has only bought a proportion …
Aww - poor Ken - my heart bleeds for the f**cker
That picture appears to be just some bloke standing somewhere - still - people have been convicted on the intertubes with far less 'evidence' so I suppose we just have to take the poster's word for it that there was lots of em and they all had guns.
Are they really trying to get up some kind of indignant internet response to this mercy killing? I suppose twitterers in search of something to be outraged over will rally to the cause - besides - they like being infected with shitware and the demise of this outfit deprives them of a source of something else to junk up their system with.
Although the UK affiliate networks have largely cleaned themselves of adware affiliates, it's unfortunately still quite common practice, particularly in the European markets where comparable operations had none of the controversy of the silent 'drive-by' installations 180 solutions/Zango and their ilk in the US were culpable of (even if you believed they didn't knew what their affiliates were doing). In addition there are still a lot of 'search engines' and traffic purchase operations that will sell you traffic that is actually sourced from adware-infected computers.
Still, advertisers aren't stupid, none of the big brands want to taint their reputation by association with such underhand practices and the evidence they were influencing a purchase is hard to come by with the adware engines, so eventually these operations will be pushed right to the fringe where only the desperate are prepared to tread.
I caught this bugger on my Win98SE partition many years ago. I was a total beast to completely remove. It must take a special mindset to come up with crapware such as this and claim in all honesty that you believe you're providing a real service to people.
Ta-Ta f***ers, don't hurry back.
Still work to be done then.
Phorm seems to have been rising in the last month to around the £4.0 mark. I wonder if the VC suppliers still hold any shares in the company. A market sector with a one 100% fail rate (so far) should be making them *quite* nervous.
Any one fancy selling them short?
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