Amp’d Goes Bust
Sure, we knew that they filed for Bankruptcy, but based on the filing (Chapter 11) we all thought they’d “restructure their business” and get back on their feet. Doens’t look that way any more. Their site says they’ve discontinued customer service as of yesterday (7/23) and will *probably* suspend – more like permanently kill – service as of July 31st.
This seems to contradict their Press Release on June 1st:
“On June 1st, 2007, Amp’d Mobile Inc. filed for protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure the business. As a result of our rapid growth, our back-end infrastructure was unable to keep up with customer demand. We are taking this step as a necessary and responsible action to sustain and strengthen our momentum in the market place.
We expect to continue normal business operations throughout the reorganization process.
We are confident that we will emerge from this stronger than ever for the following reasons:
- The strength of Amp’d Mobile’s brand and high customer demand for the product.
- During the reorganization process, we are working with one of Amp’d Mobile’s largest investors to obtain debtor-in-possession financing. Our investor supports our vision, strategic direction and business plan.
- Amp’d Mobile’s senior management team remains largely intact as we continue to focus on improving and scaling our backend infrastructure.
We are committed to assuring Amp’d Mobile services remain uninterrupted and will continue to provide our customers with the best service possible.”