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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik