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September 21, 2017

Last week we released Method Media Intelligence’s report on Criteo.  Today, Gotham City Research is releasing its first report on Criteo, explaining why we believe that ad fraud is a material problem for Criteo, and that the MMI observations are not isolated examples.  

                                                                                                                                                           

Specifically:

  • Over 50% of websites using Criteo are of suspect quality

  • Criteo is worse than its peers based on our study of its websites

  • Clients can cut 50%+ spending on Cr...

September 15, 2017

Gotham City Research is releasing Criteo SA (NASDAQ: CRTO): Is Criteo Malware? And Why Does Criteo Refuse to Reveal to its Clients Where Their Ads Are Placed? in two parts:

  • Part I features Method Media Intelligence’s Criteo Report (released today)

  • Part II features Gotham City Research’s Criteo Report (released next week)

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February 18, 2014

Gotham City Research initiates coverage on Blucora, Inc (a.k.a. Infospace).

“Google’s first step is easy: Fire InfoSpace (a.k.a. Blucora). Google doesn’t need InfoSpace, and there’s zero reason for this relationship to continue in light of InfoSpace’s repeated failings.”

– Harvard Business School Professor Benjamin Edelman, author of The Darker Side of Blinkx, and the “Doogie Howser of online investigative work” according to former federal prosecutor Richard Boscovich

GOTHAM CITY RESEARCH’S OPINIONS

  • +60% of BCOR’s revenue will evaporate in coming quarters, as Google realizes it is better off without BCOR. Google and Yahoo can walk away from Blucora any time.

  • At least 50% of BCOR’s traffic is derived from malware, click fraud, illicit traffic (e.g. child pornography), and otherwise suspect traffic.

  • Blucora and its partners’ practices will receive scrutiny from Google, advertisers, FTC, DOJ, FBI, IRS, &/or the SEC.

  • BCOR shares are worth no more than $5.00/share, and <$1.00...

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