Liebermann Inc.

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Liebermann Inc. (also Go-L) was a computer company founded in September 2003 that became prominent after offering for sale computing products with specifications far above what was commercially available at the time. The company closed its doors in October 2004, citing cash flow problems.[1] It remains unclear whether the company ever had any significant number of staff or customers, or if it ever shipped more than a few products, if any at all.

Liebermann's advertised products included a dual processor notebook, a 5.0 GHz "Personal Super Computer", and a widescreen monitor consisting of up to five LCD panels connected together. Liebermann also offered rebranded versions of products made by other companies, often at much higher prices than the original.

Since the website first appeared, Liebermann's products were accused of being vaporware or hoaxes. In April 2005, after the company closed, Liebermann's founders issued a statement describing themselves as a "zero-budget company" but maintaining to the end that they always intended to ship the advertised products.[2]

In October 2005, Liebermann Computers, according to their website, returned with new products said "to be coming soon". However, as of July 2007, the products listed on Go-L's non-functional online store remain several years out of date, despite undated press releases announcing future products based on current-technology platforms.

The company has issued stock under the Pink Sheet symbol LITL.PK.

More recently, their website described an umbrella of 16 corporations, including an alleged computer company and mentioning a motoring company and an architectural design company. The new site for these companies, according to the website, was slated to launch in Q3 of 2006. However, as of July 2007, all references to said companies appeared to have been removed from the site.

In 2008, the go-l.com domain previously used for the Liebermann website became a Russian computer news site, with no apparent connection to Liebermann.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Channel Register, "Colourful US PC company calls it quits", (15 October 2004). Retrieved on July 11, 2007.
  2. ^ The Register, "Liebermann 'not a hoax', founders insist", (28 April 2005). Retrieved on July 11, 2007.

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