Zango to Jettison a Third of Staff

Zango, the Bellevue, WA-based adware maker that has also been known at various times as ePIPO, 180solutions, and Hotbar, plans to lay off 68 employees, or about one-third of its staff, according to reports in Online Media Daily and other publications.  Frequently criticized for distributing software that causes unwanted pop-up ads to appear on PC users’ desktops, Zango is refocusing its business on a toolbar-driven casual gaming system called Platrium, and the layoffs are a result of that shift, Zango spokesman Steve Stratz said.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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