Is Blinkx acquiring Zango?

Although still in the rumor stage … indications look like Blinkx may be acquiring Zango …

TechFlash is reporting “Zango mum on acquisition buzz” … and if you read that article and the blog post by Ken Smith (former Zango CTO) it certainly seems something is in the works …

Blinkx is already using some questionable practices … I downloaded their “BlinkxBroadbandTV.exe” (Trojan.Win32.Agent.wif) and submitted it to VirusTotal and well the results are not good (21/40 (52.50%) and then there is the Blinkx Toolbar …

The blinkx Video Toolbar uses Ask.com as its Internet search provider. If you consent to make Ask.com your default search, your Internet browser default search feature will be set to Ask.com and you will access Ask web search services (i) by entering queries in your browser chrome search box; (ii) by entering queries in your browser address bar, and (iii) in response to misspelled, incorrectly formatted or unresolved DNS submission in your browser address bar.” (more here) (emphasis added)

So if the rumors prove true … I suspect Blinkx will adopt their own Toolbar (from Zango) and phase out Ask …
It should be interesting …



3 Responses to “Is Blinkx acquiring Zango?”

  1. True to a certain extent – Blinkx acquired less than 10% of assets including IP and Hardware however will not be taking on any of Zangos liabilities.

  2. Looks like Blinkx have just bought some assets and IP off Zango – but as usual blinkx shareholders aren’t being told a single thing.

    I hope Blinkx’s tech is better than its PR and IR, that’s all I can say…

  3. i recomend not to use this toolbar becuase zango will spy on your searches