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Swiss-based, social collaboration service Amazee has announced that they will be closing their platform effective December 23, 2011. We covered Amazee back in early 2010 and the social service was described as, ” the platform for collective action, where people initiate movements, find followers, collaborate and boost the attention for their cause.”
Their blog explains why the service is shutting down, “In the meantime, however, Facebook, Google and other large innovators have become all you can imagine, including enablers for social change. On our side, we have converted the business model. Amazee Labs has grown into a successful web development agency and requires our full attention. The work on amazee.com has therefore suffered big time and has become mostly restricted to maintenance work. If Web products don’t move ahead, they go backwards.”
The good news is that the team pivoted over time and their web consultancy Amazee Labs is going strong and will remain open.
Amazee will delete all data on December 23, 2011 so I assume that if you want your data, you should save it before that date.
Swiss-based Amazee describes their service as, “the platform for collective action, where people initiate movements, find followers, collaborate and boost the attention for their cause.” You can explore the projects posted on Amazee, sponsor projects, invite friends to projects you are a part of and create your own projects.
Earlier this week Amazee announced the launch of their white label solution named “Customized Solutions”. They note, “Amazee therewith is no longer merely a key player in the world of open Social Collaboration, but also strives to become one of the leading solutions providers on the intersection between Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Technology”.
There are two customized solutions options: Customized Base and Customized Pro. The Pro option allows for a customized domain and the base is based on a subdomain. Amazee is working with KPMG Switzerland on a customized solution for Growth Generator which has raised nearly 38,000 Swiss Francs.