All of you listed are being used, including the names of many of your reporters, are being used in conjunction with a scam website that may have once been a legitimate business, but is now ripping off consumers.
Do a simple search for Cardpool Scam, or cardpool fraud & take a look at the complaints. They have a support portal linked on their website that is non-existent & I can now also count myself amongst those that were also defrauded.
Check my posts, you will see some praise for companies, you will see some gripes, but you will never see anything like this from me in the past. Want details? What you read from hundreds & hundreds of people on-line not enough? Contact me or comment below for details. People from legitimate fan & hobby forums from bow hunting to technology lovers have evidently been ripped off by this company. I tend to believe them, because I can now count myself among the growing number of consumers to be supplied with fraudulently obtained goods.
This company list many notable people as investors, including: +Jeff Fluhr
, +Mitch Kapor
of +Lotus, +Max Levchin
, +Ron Conway of +Altos, +Alfred Lin of +Zappos.com
, +Ravi Kumar P
, +Chris Dixon
, +Chris Sacca
, +Josh Feslesr of +Crackle
, +David Samuel, +Paul Buchheit
, +james hong
of +Hot or Not
, +Ramit Sethi
& +Y Combinator
I highly suggest all of you mentioned check out this website & then look at the complaints out there on a plethora of websites & forums & then decide if you are really comfortable having your names & your companies associated with people being defrauded & scammed. Here you go current & former investors, here are your names & pics: http://www.cardpool.com/about
All of you, the companies listed, the individuals & the news agencies listed as promoting this company at one time, people see your brand, they see your names & they believe it is something you endorse, that it is a safe place to conduct transactions. +NBC News +CNN +CBS News +ABC News +Fox News +NPR +The New York Times +The Huffington Post +Fox Business +Bloomberg News +Wall Street Journal +Consumer Reports +Today in the Bay NBC Bay Area +CNET +MSN +The Boston Globe +TechCrunch +Lifehacker +Mashable +VentureBeat +Los Angeles Times +gigaom +The Seattle Times +Kiplinger +The Post and Courier +Technorati +KOMO News