Failures

by Mike Masnick


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adware, casual gaming, layoffs

Companies:
zango



Zango Tries To Reinvent Itself (Again); Lays Off A Bunch Of Employees

from the like-anyone-trusts-them dept

If you've heard of the company Zango, it's probably for bad reasons. Zango is a company that was created when some separate adware firms merged and took a new name. The company kept insisting that it had reformed and wasn't using surreptitious installs any more -- but every time it said that, it didn't take long to find evidence proving that wrong. This happened time after time after time after time after time. Many of these happened after the FTC got the company to agree to stop these practices.

Well, now the company is trying to reinvent itself yet again -- claiming that it's going to focus on the "casual gaming" market -- and due to this, it's laying off 68 people. One would hope that these layoffs are for the folks responsible for building the malware part of their business. Of course, it was just a few weeks ago that security researcher Ben Edelman was demonstrating more problems with Zango's new business model.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Jun 2008 @ 6:37am

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    But think of all the lost business you'd have if Zango shut down... ;)

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