• PayPerPost Suspends Zookoda, Deadpool Looking Likely

    IZEA (PayPerPost) have suspended Zookoda, the blog to email service they acquired in April. According to CEO Ted Murphy, the service has been suspended due to “elevated levels of abuse on Zookoda.com” and goes on to explain that the service is being used by spammers. For those that think that PayPerPost pollutes the blogosphere with spam content, the following from Murphy is rich… Read More

  • PayPerPost Acquires Zookoda

    Controversial startup PayPerPost will announce the acquisition of Zookoda, an Australian blog-to-email service, tomorrow. We wrote about Zookoda last year, and the company put the product up for sale last September. There were reportedly a number of offers for the service when it was originally put up for sale, but the asking price of US$500,000 was too rich to close a deal. Now, nearly… Read More

  • Exclusive – Zookoda Goes Up For Auction

    While some companies have the ability to hire investment banks to help them sell themselves (see Grouper and Napster for recent examples), eBay is proving to the be liquidity path of last resort for many struggling web startups, or those that simply want to sell out for a few hundred thousand dollars. We’ve tracked at least six “web 2.0” companies who’ve attempted to… Read More

  • Zookoda 2.0 Launches

    Version 2.0 of Australia-based Zookoda, an email tool for bloggers, launches today. Zookoda allows bloggers to, among other things, email posts to readers on a periodic basis. It competes with Feedburner’s new email product, and while it doesn’t have the benefit of Feedburner’s massive customer base, it does offer a very robust feature set that will be attractive to many… Read More