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Old 04-01-2012, 09:55 PM
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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.
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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...
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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
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Yay, Now well will have a corporate agenda! Sell more kindles, sell more kindles! lol
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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.
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I personally think Crowdgather is just selling off certain members of ABI,...
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Lul I forgot it was April Fool's Day yesterday and almost believed you... xP
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I personally think Crowdgather is just selling off certain members of ABI,...
Colossal idea, might I suggest a few

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Lul I forgot it was April Fool's Day yesterday and almost believed you... xP
Please don't tell me you just noticed
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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.
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That's only an answer if you take Aprils Fools jokes as answers. Notice the date of the post.
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Please don't tell me you just noticed
Dude... Don't judge. I spent the day cooped up icing my neck so I didn't get the friendly reminder from my friends' hi-jinks.
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Dude... Don't judge. I spent the day cooped up icing my neck so I didn't get the friendly reminder from my friends' hi-jinks.
Heh, that's at least one success.
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Nice one bro o/\o
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Notice the date of the post.

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The op posted this thread on 4/1/2012, and it's an April Fools Day prank,...
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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.
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While good, I don't think it fooled as many as Enzo's H2O cables a few years back
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True WG, just like the Zune thread Enzo posted. I cried when I found out it wasn't real,...
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