Vonage spyware, or renegade affiliate

Silicon Valley Sleuth says Vonage is using adware in its marketing efforts. This announcement comes on the heels of a piss poor IPO, including spamming subscribers regarding the stock hock.

I’ll withhold conclusions, as it isn’t apparent whether this is Vonage themselves or the work of a renegade intermediary. But if it is the former, and someone comes up with a way to port existing Vonage numbers to another service, say SkypeIn, someone is in deep doodoo (and no, there is no direct cause and effect relationship here, but the bad PR is not something Vonage needs right now).