Friday, April 03, 2009
Pictures, Videos, and more Information on Pleo.
UPDATE: The Ugobe and Pleo World web sites are back up. As I said the "Magpie" pages were placeholder pages.
I'll be adding posts as I get new substantial news reports about Ugobe. Many of you have written me so I'm answering everyone at once with this post. I don't intend to chase rumors. My last understanding is that Ugobe has downsized and not liquidated, and the reason for the web sites being down is that they are being relocated to a less expensive hosting facility; apparently one called Magpie which is the hosting company you reach when accessing the domains. What you see are standard placeholder pages which will remain there while Ugobe decides what to do with theirs.
The latest public information I am aware of has surfaced in an article by the Idaho Business Review. It does not give any specifics but I will post here a quote from Caleb Chung from the article where he mentions a press release the company will issue on the subject in the next few weeks:
"We’re going to respond to a lot of these rumors; we’re just going to do it in an organized way,” he said. “…Our company has always tried to have as much transparency as possible.”
Interpret the quote as you will, I see no point in speculating until the press release comes out. Until it does everything is strictly either hand-wringing, or hearsay, and most likely wrong.
Those of you who remember the funny Bob The Pleo comic strip from the Pleo World forums will be happy to know that the talented author of that comic has created his own forum for Pleo. It's also been a place for Pleo owners to go while Ugobe is in transition. If you are looking for any of the Pleo Life O/S downloads or personality downloads, you can find them here:
Go ahead and register while you're at it and let's keep the Pleo community going while Ugobe works things out.
I don't know of a source for these. If anyone does please let me know and I'll pass on the information if I feel it's a reasonable avenue for getting them.
That's it for now. My Digger say "hi" to everyone. I hope your Pleos are making you smile too.
Sheree ; )
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