Seeqpod Knocked Down, Will It Ever Get Up?
April 27, 2009 at 09:45 AM EDT
Seeqpod , the ill-fated startup behind the kick-ass media search technology used by many music streaming and playlist services and social networking applications, appears to have cracked under the weight of litigation. At the end of last month, we broke the news that the Emeryville, CA-based company filed a petition for Chapter 11 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of California. Now it looks like the service, which many third-party developers use as the underlying foundation for their own offerings, has gone completely dark for the past couple of days. Update: site just went back up with a maintenance notice, about 5 minutes ago (10 AM EST) Apparently, Seeqpod at one point claimed on its website that it was having server issues and that the service would be restored once the technical problems were solved, but the site went down again after 45 minutes and has been unavailable since 10:30 PM EST Saturday night.