SeeqPod’s Assets Are Finally Being Sold, And Its Team Is Coming Back For More
December 10, 2009 at 18:25 PM EST
The tumultuous story of music search engine Seeqpod is finally coming to a close. Last June, we wrote that the company was looking to sell off its domain name, with evidence suggesting that it was about to be acquired by Microsoft. That didn't happen. We've just heard from CEO Kasian Franks that the technology assets of SeeqPod are now being sold to a "large Japanese media company" (he wouldn't divulge the name). And now the SeeqPod team is back building another company: the Mikojo music search engine. Before we get to that though, a recap of SeeqPod's difficult year. In February SeeqPod was slapped by lawsuits from EMI and Warner Music, as the record companies looked for billions of dollars in damages. In March, Seeqpod filed for bankruptcy protection and put itself up for sale.