Zoopy

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Zoopy
Type Private
Founded Western Cape (2006)
Headquarters Cape Town, South Africa
Key people Jason Elk (CEO)
Gerry da Silva (Sales Director)
Pat Elk (Operations Director)
Website www.zoopy.com

Zoopy is an online and mobile social media community, hosting user generated videos, photos and audio. It launched into closed beta in late 2006 and moved into live beta with public access on 5 March 2007.

Zoopy has attracted some high-profile users, including Helen Zille (leader of the Democratic Alliance and Mayor of Cape Town), Grant Haskin (Deputy Mayor of Cape Town), Habitat for Humanity and Zapiro (cartoonist and satirist Jonathan Shapiro)[citation needed]. Registered users can create, upload and share videos, photos and audio.

Zoopy TV is a platform within Zoopy that broadcasts videos created by Zoopy's content team on topics ranging from news to vox pops interviews, movie reviews, fashion and entertainment.

In December 2007, Nokia selected Zoopy as their regional imaging partner for South and West Africa.[1] On June 26, 2008, Vodacom purchased a 40% share stake in Zoopy[2] and increased their stake to 75% as announced on February 13, 2009,[3] before purchasing the full 100% of the company in September 2010.

On 1 February 2011, Zoopy repositioned itself as a mobile video entertainment platform, delivering videos of the latest news, sport and entertainment in 90 seconds or less.

At the end of February 2012, director Gerry Da Silva resigned from the company. At the end of September 2012, directors Pat Elk and Jason Elk left the company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nokia, Zoopy partner for online imaging". Bizcommunity. December 11, 2007. 
  2. ^ Muller, Rudolph (26 June 2008). "Vodacom invests in Zoopy". mybroadband.co.za. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Zoopy Blog". [dead link]

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