That Skullphone billboard hack
we saw yesterday had everyone at Engadget HQ pretty impressed with the corporate-pranking hijinks. Too bad it turns out that Skullphone is actually a phony (and total buster, we might add) who had to pay The Man (aka Clear Channel
) cold hard cash to "glitch up" the digital billboards. According to Curbed LA (and our reliable tipsters / commenters), Skullphone paid the massive media conglomerate for one-day Los Angeles-wide ads -- there was no hacking involved at all
. From now on, he should just leave the signage-goofing to the pros
, or at least make it clear there's some money changing hands. Fool us once, shame on you... and... we won't get fooled again.