John Paczkowski

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Welcome to Jellycloud. Now Clean Out Your Desk.

At last estimate there were some 200 ad networks in the online display advertising space. Today, there are 199. Jellycloud, the “highly differentiated behavioral ad network,” has finally undergone the ultimate differentiation: It’s shut down. The company–which in past lives was known as Gator and Claria, two names synonymous with spyware–did indeed close last weekend, returning to investors the $11.5 million in venture capital it raised in April, sacking its 36 employees and calling in the asset liquidators.

Oddly, the Jellycloud Web site still sports a “We’re hiring!” message. Perhaps the company’s leadership is already hard at work on its next incarnation. …


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work