Online Armor sold to Emsisoft

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Mike's final (OA) blog post - a personal note

By the time you read this, the news will be public that Austrian-based 
Emsisoft, headed up by Christian Mairoll has aquired Online Armor from 
Tall Emu. There's a been a bit of speculation over the last day or so 
that "something" was happening. During the past few weeks, we started to 
prepare to transfer operational control of Online Armor over to Emsisoft 
and a few things went live 48h or so before they were supposed to. Oops.

The deal is done, there's no going back and no regrets. Indeed, Emsisoft 
aquiring Online Armor is the best possible thing that could happen to 
it. Emsisoft has 20 staff focused on security software. Tall Emu had two 
(OA developers) - and they just went to work for Emsisoft. I can't wait 
to see what happens over the next 12 months with Online Armor and 
Emsisoft Anti-malware.

A lot of people probably have a lot of questions, and I've been asked a 
few times, so I'll try to answer them here.

Why did you do it ?

There's been many things that have been said about Tall Emu over the 
last few years; There've been assumptions that we're a massive corporate 
with unlimited funds, people who think that it's "all just that Mike 
bloke". As usual, the truth is somewhere in between, although I wish it 
were closer to the first one, particularly the unlimited funds part.
Sired, Squired, Hired, RETIRED.
6/30/2010 2:55:43 PM 8022 articles. 0 followers. Follow

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Usually, when a good product is sold to a larger company it disappears or 
changes so much it is ruined.  It's happened many times in the past and the 
product invariably changes so much as to become unrecognizable or worse. 
Maybe this will not be the case, we can only hope.  Sorry to see Tall Emu 

6/30/2010 11:03:34 PM

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