180Solutions Buys HotBar

According to the Seattle Times 180Solutions, our old friends, have acquired HotBar. I posted this already on RealTechNews, just making some notes and some other links to similar articles. Spywareguide has posted a couple articles on the subject, here and here, Sunbelt here, and Wayne Porter at Revenews here. I think it’s interesting these two have combined, but i don’t think it will be good news for users. I’m sure everyone will now be getting Zango with their smileys, and whatever else Hotbar is pushing. Zango wants to monetize the internet. Lord help us all.