CNET: 15 Sites that went kaput in 2009 (SplashCast no. 14)

December 23, 2009

Portland, Ore.-based SplashCast was one of our favorites when it came on the scene in early 2007. It started out as a way to share multiple media types in one simple, embedded player. Shortly thereafter it strayed from its roots, becoming a publishing tool for mass-media content providers. Later on the company let users chat while watching hosted TV shows.

What ended the site was simply a cash flow problem. In a going-out-of-business post on the company’s blog, CEO Mike Berkeley chalked up SplashCast’s demise to being unable to get more funding from venture capitalists.


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