Advertising.com Millionaire Resurfaces In Florida
In 2005, the Federal Trade Commission determined that Ferber had violated federal law by surreptitiously bundling adware, which can cause annoying ads to pop up on a computer user's screen, with security software offered by Advertising.com. Ferber was ordered to notify the FTC of all new business ventures or changes in employment through 2015 and said he has complied.
Ferber says he has a "multitude" of things going on, including an incubator for various businesses called Vandelay Industries, in a nod to the phony latex company featured on "Seinfeld." Ferber said he preferred to keep the details secret for now. One of Ferber's projects is an online beauty, launched Sept. 1, which allows women to post pictures and videos online at www.missinternetpageant.com. It's one of many pageants to come under an umbrella company and brand-building project called Internet Pageantry, Ferber said.