Zango Acquires Smart Shopper For $9 Million: Now More Evil

Everyone’s favorite love-to-hate spyware company Zango has acquired browser based comparison shopping engine Smart Shopper for what we’ve been told by two people related to the company (but unconfirmed directly) for $9 million.

Smart Shopper offers what on the surface appears to be a fairly non-threatening shopping assistant add on for Internet Explorer, however according to a number of sites is really adware that does nothing more than deliver advertisements and is difficult to remove.

Zango has a long history in the spyware business, having faced numerous court challenges over its business tactics whilst attempting to get in on the social networking and social shopping craze.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/10/23/zango-acquires-smart-shopper-for-9-million-now-more-evil/ via http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/zango-buys-smartshopper-price-reported.html

See also:  So what’s the motivation behind Zango’s acquistion of SmartShopper?

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