Zumbox Shutting Down

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Los Angeles-based Zumbox , a startup which had been looking to store and deliver information which normally would be delivered via mail in a digital form, is shutting down its services, as of next Monday, April 14th. Zumbox had raised at least $28M in funding from such investors as Compushare, Shelter Capital Partners, Michael Eisner, and others. zumbox postal delivery mail shutdown employment jobs layoff

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Interview with John Payne, Zumbox

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He's now head of Los Angeles-based Zumbox (www.zumbox.com). We caught up with John to learn about what Zumbox is up to nowadays in the digital postal delivery area, after Series C round announced by the company earlier this month. What does Zumbox look like to a consumer?

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ZUMBOX's Twist On Mailbox Sweepstakes

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Well, if you are, a new promotion from online mailbox service Westlake Village-based ZUMBOX is for you. Based on activity on Twitter, it looks like Zumbox has just kicked off an effort to increase awareness of the contest via social media. zumbox mailbox sweepstakes giveways contest

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Zumbox Eyes Licensing

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a developer of a digital mailbox intended to replace delivery of mail by the post office, said today that it is now licensing its technology as a white label software offering. The firm said it has created a new subsidiary, Zumbox Software, Inc., Zumbox has a service which assigns a digital mailbox to street addresses, allowing marketers, governments, and others to electronically "deliver" mail to those street addresses.

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Zumbox Partners With GovDelivery

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , the startup developing an online mail delivery service based on street addresses, said today that it has partnered with GovDelivery , a provider of a communications platform for goverment-to-citizen communications. The two said they will offer Zumbox's digital postal mail service free of charge to government clients, who start using the service this year. Zumbox is backed by angels. Tags: zumbox govdelivery postal mail mailbox

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Zumbox In Deal With Outsourcer

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , the provider of paperless billing and delivery systems run by John Payne, has inked a deal with 3i Infotech , a business process outsourcing firm focused on billing and payment handling. According to 3i Infotech, it has partnered with Zumbox to allow 3i's clients to send electronic bills and other customer communications via Zumbox's system. bills paperless electronic billing infotech zumbox

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Zumbox Rolls Out Appliance

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Los Angeles-based Zumbox , the provider of Internet-based mail and bill delivery software and services, said Monday that it has rolled out a new, appliance based version of its service. The firm said its Zumbox Digital Postal Mail Gateway (DPM Gateway) will allow large organizations to sent materials to consumer households. Zumbox did not release pricing on the new appliance. Zumbox is headed by John Payne, the former CEO of Stamps.com.

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Zumbox Deploys In Minneapolis

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , which is starting up a service to deliver messages electronically based on postal addresses, said today that it has launched its service in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Zumbox is developing a service which assigns an electronic mailbox to each physical, U.S. Tags: zumbox postage government minneapolis postal

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Zumbox Hires Publishing Executive

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , which is developing a system to deliver postal mail electronically using street addresses, said today that it has hired Peter O. Zumbox said Price will develop partnerships with major print and electronic media companies for the firm. Tags: publishing media executive zumbox Price as head of its media division. Price has served at Time Inc.,

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Zumbox Signs Mother Earth News

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a startup developing a service to help companies sent electronic notices based on physical, postal addresses, reported today that it has signed on Mother Earth News as a customer. Zumbox said that Ogden Publications, parent of Mother Earth News, is giving its subscribers the ability to get renweal notices and to renew their subscriptions through Zumbox. Tags: zumbox postal mail marketing mother earth news

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Zumbox Scores New Zealand Post

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , the digital postal delivery service headed by John Payne, announced this morning that it has scored a licensing deal with New Zealand Post. Zumbox said that the postal service has licensed its platform to develop market offerings to provide mailers and consumers a way to digitally deliver and store postal mail. Zumbox is developing white label software for delivering digital mail based on street address, rather than a user's name or email address.

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Zumbox Sued By Pitney Bowes

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a startup developing a system to deliver electronic communications to people using just their postal address, has been sued by Pitney Bowes. Pitney Bowes said Tuesday that Zumbox's system infringes on the firm's patents. Pitney Bowes said it is seeking to enjoin Zumbox from further infringement of three patents held by the firm, U.S. Zumbox said it was reviewing the suit. Tags: zumbox pitney bowes legal lawsuit patent

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Zumbox Scores $8M

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a developer of a system for sending electronic mail to postal addresses, announced today that it has raised $8M in a funding. Zumbox develops a service--aimed at marketers and businesses--to target individuals with electronic mailings, based on their street address, rather than their email inbox. Tags: zumbox venture capital angel electronic postal email mail

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Zumbox Ties With Bill Printing Software Firm

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , the online postal mail startup headed by John Payne, said this morning that it has partnered with Crawford Technologies, a provider of software used by companies to print large quantity of bills. According to Zumbox, they have linked to make it easy for print service providers and large mailers to provide digital delivery via Zumbox. Zumbox maintains a service which lets users pull up their mail, based on their postal address.

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Zumbox Gets Stay In Patent Lawsuit

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a startup developing a system to allow for paperless delivery of mail based on physical postal addresses, said today that it has been granted a Motion to Stay in a patent infringement suit brought against the firm by Pitney Bowes. Zumbox said the stay came as a result of the start of a re-examination by the US Patent and Trademark Office of the patents cited by Pitney Bowes in the lawsuit.

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Zumbox Launches In San Francisco, NJ

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , which provides an online system for sending electronic messages to U.S. Zumbox said that it will provide those cities with delivery of information for their municipal governments. Zumbox said that residents of those cities can go to the company's site, and enter their home or business street address to read correspondence. Tags: zumbox mail postal deliery email

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Zumbox Signs Newspaper Publisher

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a startup looking to help companies distribute their content digitially using postal addresses, said today that it has inked a distribution partnership with local newspaper publisher 22nd Century Media. According to Zumbox, it will deliver digital editions of 22nd Century Media's local newspapers. Tags: newspaper zumbox electronic publishing distribution

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Zumbox Receives $10M More In Series C Funding

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Los Angeles-based Zumbox , the startup providing digital, postal mail services, which is now headed by John Payne, has raised $10.6M Zumbox said the funding will go towards operations, sales, marketing, and development of its technology. Zumbox has been looking to provide a service to help billers and others to deliver mail to a "digital mailbox" based on a physical address. zumbox digital postal mail service venture capital

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Zumbox Takes On Postal Mail

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a new startup, said today it has launched a service which the firm said will deliver regular mail to users via an online system. Zumbox--which is headed by Maury Friedman, who has been involved with such firms as RiverOne and Academy123--said it will allow business, governments, and non-profits to send content to street addresses, online. Tags: postal startup zumbox mail delivery

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Zumbox Partners With Marketing Firm, Names CEO

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , which is developing a system which allows organizations to send mail electronically, based on postal addresses, announced this morning that it has partnered withh a marketing services firm, and appointed that firm's Chairman and CEO as its own CEO. Zumbox, which was founded by Maury Friedman, said that Donn Rappaport, Chairman and CEO of marketing services firm ALC, will serve as the firm's CEO, while remaining Chairman of ALC.

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uSamp Names New Marketing VP

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usamp marketing market executive zumbox Los Angeles-based uSamp said last week that it has named Andy Jolls as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing. According to uSamp, Jolls comes from Zumbox.com, where he was SVP of Consumer Marketing.

Local Corporation Adds Local Startup Veterans As Board Members

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Hughes is CEO of The Search Agency , and Payne is currently CEO of SimpleAir , and is well known for his CEO roles at Zumbox, Breach Security, CircleUp, Preventsys, and Stamps.com, among other companies. Irvine-based Local Corporation , which offers up local advertising technology, has added two veterans of the local startup industry-- David M. Hughes and John M. Payne --as new board members.

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MomentFeed Raises $1.2M

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Reed was most recently Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations for Zumbox. Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , a provider of location-based marketing software and services, said today that it has raised $1.2M in a Series AA funding round. The round was led by DFJ Frontier, and also included DFJ JAIC, Gold HIll Capital, and angel investors Gil Elbaz (Factual), Auren Hoffman (Rapleaf), and Walter Kortschak (Summit Partners).

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LAVA Honors Richard Riordan, Local Technology Firms

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Other finalists were Clicker.com , Truecar , and Zumbox. The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) held its annual awards event last night, honoring former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, as well as local, venture backed companies in a banquet last night at the Luxe hotel in Los Angeles. LAVA inducted Mayor Riordan--who had a long and involved career in venture capital and private equity before his efforts in politics--into its LAVA Hall of Fame.

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Interview with Rob Reed, MomentFeed

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Rob Reed: I was at Zumbox, where I was VP of Marketing and Government Relations. Zumbox was essentially the USPS online, where we had networked street addresses so that email cloud flow online the same way as it did offline.

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