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Activist Funding Tool ChipIn Merged, Then Axed!

• E-mail from Chip-In!
 From Chip-In (worded same as on their main webpage when I verified this):
Thanks For All The ChipIns
February 4, 2013
This is to notify all users of website ("Website") that ChipIn Inc. has been merged with InMobi Technologies Pvt. Ltd (collectively referred to as "Company"). We further wish to notify that InMobi has decided to discontinue the Website and all services thereunder on March 7, 2013 ("End Date"). Effective from the End Date, all registrations of any organizer/customer/user will be automatically cancelled/terminated without further liability to Company. Any personal data related to you, which may have been collected through the Website shall be destroyed as per the terms of the Privacy Policy provided under the Website.
InMobi will continue to own and hold on to the ChipIn brand, domain, and technology.
As of the date of this notice it will no longer be possible to create new accounts or ChipIns. Those with existing accounts will still be able to log in, copy and export data, manage ChipIns, update ChipIn pages, and accept contributions until the End Date. was started in 2005 as an easy way for individuals to raise money collectively and was one of the pioneers in this field. In six years helped thousands of users raise millions from contributors for wide-ranging purposes, including heart surgeries, pet adoptions, college graduation, disaster funds and much more.
Thank you for being part of the ChipIn community! It is gratifying to know that it has made a positive difference for many.
My heart sank when I read it.  Crap.
I guess it was too effective.

1 Comments in Response to

Comment by Tyger Gilbert
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Just as no good deed is left unpunished, no good tool that can be used in a beneficial way will be allowed to continue to exist (unless the new controllers of it can suddenly find a way for it to quickly multiply their profits by at least a factor of 10). There is no such thing as a benevolent corporation.


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