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Future Ads is an interactive marketing firm based in Irvine, CA. The company owns and operates two online gaming properties, and,[1] as well as Resultlinks,[1] an in-text advertising network. Through Gamevance and PlaySushi, the company allows marketers to target the casual gaming audience. was named the sixth-fastest growing Web property overall in 2009.[2] Resultlinks is the world’s only self-serve, dynamic bidding interface for in-text advertising.[3] The company was founded in 2001 by current CEO Jared Pobre.

Awards and recognition

Future Ads and their websites have been recognized with the following industry and business awards:

  • was ranked as the 6th fastest-growing overall Web property in the United States. (1/09)[2]
  • Resultlinks was named Internet Product of the Year by TechAmerica’s 2009 High-Tech Innovation Awards. (5/09)[4]
  • Future Ads was named Finalist for ‘Entertainment/Gaming Company of the Year’ in the 2009 TCOSC Industry Awards, alongside Blizzard Entertainment and RotoHog. (5/09)[5]
  • Future Ads’ co-founder and CEO Jared Pobre was named Ernst & Young’s 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology, for Orange County/Desert Cities, CA. (6/09)[6]
  • Future Ads won the Stevie Award for Fastest Growing Company of the Year in the 2009 American Business Awards. (7/09)[7]
  • Future Ads won an AlwaysOn Global 250 Award as a leading technology innovator in digital media for 2009. (7/09)[7]
  • Future Ads was ranked #171 in the Inc. 500, honoring US companies generating the greatest revenue growth between 2005 and 2008. (8/09)[8]
  • Future Ads was awarded Deloitte and Touche's inaugural Tech Evolution Award. (10/09)[9]

Software Problem

Despite its popularity,its software(namely gamevance) has been seen to have certain adware-like characteristics such as delivering unwanted advertisements and monitoring the users habits. For this reason it is treated as a virus by most anti-virus programs. Some malware has also been known to camouflage as gamevance as well. More information regarding this can be found at microsofts threat center here.


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