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JxK 04-01-2012 09:55 PM

ABI Has Been Sold
 
Amazon has purchased (or is in the processes of purchasing) ABI.

According to what's going around on the IRC channel (so it's not yet official), it seems that Amazon has made an offer to crowdgather for ABI. Not long ago, Grahm Skee - the former owner of ABI - sold ownership of the site to crowdgather. And it seems that once again, ABI's ownership is changing hands.

Details unknown, but it seems that Amazon wants to use the ABI name/webspace to further promote its Kindle brand and Cloud storage for music and video. And as the Kindle Fire competes with the ipod touch/ipad brand...well...apparently they thought it was a logical choice.

Moreover, it seems that each moderator is being granted an undisclosed number of shares in order to continue posting articles (at Amazons discretion) and keeping up with the forums. The transfer of stock and ownership will take place by end of second calendar quarter of 2012.

Just Some Guy 04-01-2012 10:02 PM

A bit late in the day for April Fools, isn't it?

Like, 12 hours ago, it might have worked. And if it was posted on the front page for everyone to see.

Still, this is better than most of the other sites today...

WalkGood 04-02-2012 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JxK (Post 605342)
Amazon has purchased (or is in the processes of purchasing) ABI. ...

I'm willing to part with a few thousand shares cheap if your interested :p

OriginalGusBus 04-02-2012 01:42 PM

Yay, Now well will have a corporate agenda! Sell more kindles, sell more kindles! lol

Lagoo56 04-02-2012 05:21 PM

Since we're on the topic of Amazon. I do love the way Amazon is going and growing every single day and week.Eventually its going to kill all the other competition as far as digital media goes,and they do have all the money to do that.

The DarkSide 04-02-2012 05:51 PM

I personally think Crowdgather is just selling off certain members of ABI,...

steinburger1109 04-02-2012 06:37 PM

Lul I forgot it was April Fool's Day yesterday and almost believed you... xP

WalkGood 04-02-2012 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The DarkSide (Post 605428)
I personally think Crowdgather is just selling off certain members of ABI,...

Colossal idea, might I suggest a few ;) :D :rolleyes:

Edit:
Quote:

Originally Posted by steinburger1109 (Post 605439)
Lul I forgot it was April Fool's Day yesterday and almost believed you... xP

Please don't tell me you just noticed :eek:

nimicitor 04-04-2012 09:36 AM

I guess this is the reason why there hasn't been many updates on the site such as top 5 of 2011 and more players added to the compare feature.

I actually logged in to ask why there hadn't been any updates, you have answered it.

skip252 04-04-2012 09:46 AM

That's only an answer if you take Aprils Fools jokes as answers. Notice the date of the post.

steinburger1109 04-04-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WalkGood (Post 605441)
Please don't tell me you just noticed :eek:

Dude... Don't judge. I spent the day cooped up icing my neck :p so I didn't get the friendly reminder from my friends' hi-jinks. :D

JxK 04-04-2012 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steinburger1109 (Post 605697)
Dude... Don't judge. I spent the day cooped up icing my neck :p so I didn't get the friendly reminder from my friends' hi-jinks. :D

Heh, that's at least one success. ;)

The DarkSide 04-04-2012 07:29 PM

Nice one bro o/\o

nimicitor 04-05-2012 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skip252 (Post 605641)
Notice the date of the post.


04-02-2012, 03:55 AM :confused:

The DarkSide 04-05-2012 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nimicitor (Post 605753)
04-02-2012, 03:55 AM :confused:

The op posted this thread on 4/1/2012, and it's an April Fools Day prank,...;)

musichound 04-05-2012 07:12 AM

OK, being it's way past April 1st and some people are taking this seriously, I moved this thread to random chat. I don't want any unnecessary rumors to spread.

WalkGood 04-05-2012 07:15 AM

While good, I don't think it fooled as many as Enzo's H2O cables a few years back :D

The DarkSide 04-05-2012 07:21 AM

True WG, just like the Zune thread Enzo posted. I cried when I found out it wasn't real,...


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