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How Two Scammers Built an Empire Hawking Sketchy Software

How Two Scammers Built an Empire Hawking Sketchy Software

Creating fear and then profiting from it, where have I heard that before? Sundin had already written some firewall software called Computershield. It wasn’t as effective as mainstream antivirus programs, but it didn’t have to be; the genius would be in the sales pitch. After rebranding it WinAntiVirus, IMI began buying pop-up ads that blared [...]

All Your Base are Belong to Us: How 50 years of videogames conquered pop culture

All Your Base are Belong to Us: How 50 years of videogames conquered pop culture

In All Your Base Are Belong to Us, Harold Goldberg's comprehensive, new history of videogames, the author details the humble origins of what would become a multibillion dollar company, Blizzard Studios. Just after graduating college, Allen Adham, Mike Morhaime and Frank Pearce got together to make games their way. They eventually hired Chris [...]