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Old 10-06-2008, 04:21 AM   #1
Czar

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Default Gator is no more!

Infamous as the company that arguably launched the "scumware/theftware/spyware" market, which had web publishers up in arms a few years ago, JellyCloud (formerly Gator) closed its doors this month.

Searches for "Gator" on this forum will quickly provide evidence as to how much this company was reviled within the industry at one time. The company spent several years since those controversial highs, trying to repair their brand. Ultimately, they renamed, tried to refocus and failed to gain enough traction to keep the company running.

Times were easier for the company back when there wasn't so much government and industry regulation limiting their actions and while it's always sad when a company folds, because inevitably most of the people working there were upstanding geeks, many veteran web publishers won't lose too much sleep over this particular failure.

How do you feel about this event?
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