Our pal ScipioAfricanus gives us more information on the Overstock.com “Black Ops” activity. Judd Bagley, Director of Communications at Overstock.com, has this nasty little habit related to spyware. He’s been caught embedding images in public message board posts… those special images (not visible if you just look at the face of the post itself) send back to Bagley the IP addresses of those who view his messages.
Now it’s one thing to look at IP addresses for sites you own. No harm there. It’s another thing to use secret spyware to grab the IP addresses of people using someone else’s site.
Scipio revealed that Bagley has a file on a computer he uses with the following directory structure: Continue reading
I’ve been a bit remiss in my blogging about the train wreck that is called Overstock. com. The CEO, Patrick Byrne (known to many as “Wacky Patty”) and his Director of Communications, Judd Bagley regularly engage in questionable behavior in an attempt to shut up the critics of Overstock.
The crazy thing? Why don’t they just run the company? I mean, really. Overstock.com sucks. The company can’t turn a profit. Loss after loss after loss. You think they’d be concerned and actually try to do something right with the company??? Nope. Too busy chasing after Sith Lords because they shouldn’t be pointing out the problems with the company.
Well here’s the latest, and it’s good. I’ll break it up into 3 posts to give you a little time to digest it all… Continue reading
Judd Bagley, Director of Communications at Overstock.com and loyal sidekick of wacky CEO Patrick Byrne, is threatening to “expose” BloggingStocks blogger Zac Bissonette on his antisocialmedia website. Judd maintains the website to scare people who dare ask questions about or criticize Overstock.
Why is Zac his latest victim of threats? He and a fellow blogger started Hedge Funnies, a blog that makes fun of the antics on Wall Street. Zac is a fantastic blogger, by the way, and does a great job of exposing some of the dirt on public companies. And he’s only a teenager. Yes, that’s impressive!
Judd Bagley and Patrick Byrne have a vested interest in shutting up critics of Overstock, and apparently, they have no sense of humor either. Following a few posts on Hedge Funnies that had many of us rolling on the floor, Judd threatened Zac with an expose on his antisocialmedia site: Continue reading
As this site and the blogs of Gary Weiss, Sam Antar, Jeff Matthews, Scipio Africanus (pen name) have often discussed, there is an ongoing campaign to expose the mangement of Overstock.com. People want Patrick Byrne and company to come clean with the investing community. The company’s financial statements raise many questions, and the behavior of the company’s executives leaves much to be desired.
In the latest chapter, Judd Bagley, Overstock.com’s Director of Communications, is threatening Scipio Africanus. Scipio has been very active in trying to hold Overstock management accountable.
Judd thinks he’s figured out the identity of Scipio, and is threatening him: Continue reading
Quite a lot happened this past week at Overstock.com. Is the house of cards finally falling down?
Some think so. Gary Weiss even wrote a blog post entitled “Will the Last Overstock.com Director Please Turn Out the Lights.” And Sam Antar is wondering why people are distancing themselves from CEO Patrick Byrne.
The Overstock.com directors are dropping. It’s always a bad sign when one’s daddy is the first to resign from the Board of Directors, don’t you think? The stated reason for the departure of John J. Byrne was:
On July 31, 2006, John J. Byrne announced his retirement from the Board of Directors of the Company due to his new role as Chairman of White Mountains Insurance Group. The resignation did not result from a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company.s operations, policies or practices.
It is interesting that the resignation supposedly has nothing to do with disagreements, but in an interview with CNet News a few months earlier, Patrick admitted that he and his father disagreed about his “jihad against short sellers”: Continue reading