From the start, Nexgen was about making money, and it did so by selling software that enabled computers to spy on each other.
By the early 2000s, the company had more than 50,000 employees and generated $20 billion in revenue.
But when the spyware business dried up in 2006, the family of founders lost everything.
In a stunning, if unsurprising, turn of events, NexGen went bankrupt and its founders died in an explosion that was captured on tape by security camera footage.
Now, nearly two years after the tragedy, NexGears is in the middle of a $3.8 billion buyout and its founder is on the verge of retirement.
The company’s sudden death is the latest in a string of high-profile suicides at software giants that has shaken the tech industry.
It’s a sad tale that is sure to reignite the debate over how to protect against digital threats, as some companies attempt to turn around troubled businesses and recover some of their former glory.
“I think this is really the story of the digital revolution,” says Jim Darnell, CEO of the Center for a New Economy, a nonprofit focused on tech-related social, environmental, and economic issues.
“It’s not that there weren’t some failures, but they weren’t big enough.”
The death of NexGen’s founder The family of the founders, who started the company in 1999 and had been making computers for companies such as AT&T and Dell, died in a car crash in California on May 6, 2006.
They had been out on their way to visit a friend in Los Angeles when they were killed.
The car crashed into a sign in a park, sending the vehicle spinning and hitting a tree, according to police.
The crash was captured by a security camera that the family owned.
The family members were found dead in their car, and police later determined the cause of death to be suicide.
At the time, Nexgears was still part of Nexgear, a division of NexGear that sells software that lets computers do things like send text messages and take video.
The software is called NexGen and is a direct competitor to SpyEye, another software-enabled spyware that had been a staple of some large companies.
SpyEye had been developed by the Israeli company Nivware and was sold to AT&T for about $3,000.
It was marketed to the NSA as a way to track and track users.
But in 2006 SpyEye was discontinued and NexGems was born.
It sold for $4,000 and eventually surpassed SpyEye’s sales in 2005.
By 2007, SpyEye made its way out of the marketplace, but NexGoggles continued to sell its software to big companies, such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Hewlett-Packard.
In 2011, NexGear was acquired by the same group of investors that had bought SpyEye.
The acquisition was described by a source familiar with the transaction as a “good-faith” merger that gave NexGods competitors, who would have had a smaller market share, an incentive to get rid of SpyEye so they could compete on price.
The merger created a new competitor for SpyEye to exploit.
In the years since SpyEye disappeared, NexGoears sales have been in decline, and by the time NexGone was purchased by an independent buyer, Nexogears had more users than SpyEye and was on track to overtake SpyEye as the market leader.
But the company is now facing a number of new threats that have left it scrambling to find new ways to keep up with its customers.
“The main thing we are seeing right now is that Nexgends business is slowing down, and we have to do some stuff to keep the business going,” says John Perna, the founder and CEO of NexGuard, a software company that specializes in detecting malware.
“And right now, we are in a position where we have a lot of people that have been using Nexgens products who are leaving the company because they are finding that the security is not as good.”
It is unclear what Nexgenes customers’ problems are.
According to NexGuard’s data, NexGOears customer base peaked in late 2008, around the time of Spyeye’s demise.
It has fallen in recent years, and NexGOenses customers have been largely concentrated in the United States.
But Perns says Nexgems customer base in other countries is growing, with more than 60 percent of Nexgoears worldwide customers coming from China.
Pernas says that if the company can’t continue to grow, Nexguard is in danger of going out of business.
NexGuard is currently based in California, but Pernis says that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
In its statement to Reuters, NexGuard said that it has already identified several of NexGOeans vulnerabilities and