Ben hasn't been idle since then. His latest research analysis debunk's Zango's "content economy":
See the complete report at Debunking Zango's "Content Economy".
Zango often touts its so-called "content economy" -- purportedly providing users access to media in exchange for accepting Zango's popup ads. After four years of debunking Zango's claims, I've come to suspect the worst -- and my investigations of Zango's media offerings confirm that Zango's media library is nothing to celebrate. This article reports the results of my recent examinations. I show:
- Widespread copyrighted video content presented without any indication of license from the corresponding rights-holders. Details.
- Widespread sexually-explicit material, including prominent explicit material nowhere labeled as such. Details.
- An audio library consisting solely of prank phone calls to celebrities (without the "music" Zango promises). Details.
- Widespread material users can get elsewhere for free, without any popups or other detriments. Details.
- Widespread material that content creators never asked to have included in any Zango library. Details.