Direct Revenue's New Transparency Means Fewer Employees

from the layoffs dept

Just a week ago we were pointing out that adware maker Direct Revenue's latest (in a long line) claims that they were no longer being sneaky and underhanded in getting their software installed didn't hold up under scrutiny. While the company has a new CEO, it still has quite the reputation to live down, including repeatedly changing its name, claiming that "transparency" meant just telling people who was causing all those popups, rather than actually letting them know before the adware was installed, and (the best part) having a removal system that required you to go to their website where more adware was secretly installed and which didn't really work in getting rid of any adware. So, it should make people around the world happy to hear that the company has laid off 40 employees -- though no details (or a source) are given for the news.

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    Sean, 27 Aug 2005 @ 11:06pm

    Re: why

    That's not really the point I was trying to make. While people should be happy about the layoffs because it's a sign the company is going under, the article makes it sound like we should be happy because people are loosing their jobs.
    I still don't blame the coders, because sometimes feeding your family takes precedence over your own ethics.
    - Sean

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