Doesn’t look like bankrupt music search engine SeeqPod‘s stated plans to sell itself to a “large media company” ever came through. Instead, the company’s assets have been sold to social charity startup Bloson. On Bloson, users can stream music, watch videos and shop. They earn “points” when they share their actions on Facebook or Twitter; those points can later be converted into donations for “causes” users select.
SeeqPod, which let users search for “playable content,” such as music, at one point claimed 45 million visitors a month, but filed for bankruptcy a year ago after becoming entangled in copyright litigation with several major record labels. Soon afterwards, CEO Kasian Franks said the company was in talks to sell its technology to Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) — but nothing seems to have ever come from that. He later said an unidentified “large” media company was in the process of purchasing its assets. Ditto on the progress of that.
We’ve asked Franks, who is now working on a music search engine called Mikojo, what happened to that deal — and will update if we hear back. The acquisition was first reported late last week by TechCrunch, which says that Bloson is essentially acquiring SeeqPod’s contact list and domain name.