TechCrunch reader Kuan Yong sent me an email today showing me something that I thought I’d never see. I thought it must be some photoshopped joke. But I’ve confirmed it for myself. TechCrunch, it seems, has joined the Tapjoy app download circle jerk parade.
Paying for app installs is just embarrassing. To do it to manipulate app rankings is also a clear violation of Apple’s terms of service.
I’m so ashamed. This would have never happened in the old days.