TheGoodDeal: Scraping a bad deal
28 Dec 2016
A court in India has permanently blocked TheGoodDeal.in, an aggregation website, from copying listings that appeared on OLX.in. But the ruling is moot, because Padawan Group, parent company of TheGoodDeal, advised OLX that it closed the site.
Based in London, Padawan has been in financial difficulty since at least October, and was the subject of a meeting of creditors on Oct. 12. Most of the Padawan sites we checked in October showed zero listings, and the Padawan Group corporate site URL leads to a parked domain.