Zumbox

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Zumbox
Private
Founded2007
Defunct2014
Headquarters,
U.S.
Number of employees
25-50
Websitehttps://web.archive.org/web/20090418182000/

Zumbox was a proposed hybrid mail service for receiving postal mail via the web.[1] The service was intended to work in parallel to traditional postal services, whereby a digital mailbox—a Zumbox— would be created for every street address in the U.S.[1]

People were able to claim their Zumbox via a paper mail confirmation code.[2]

Zumbox provided security in compliance with PCI DSS, BITS and HIPAA security rules and regulations.[3]

Zumbox was founded in 2007 in Los Angeles, and obtained more than $30 million in venture capital. After seven years of development, Zumbox announced in 2014 that it lacked sufficient investor interest to launch as a national brand.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Clark, Don (10 February 2009). "Zumbox Tries to Re-imagine the Post Office". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ Needeleman, Rafe (12 February 2009). "Zumbox gives your house an e-mail in-box". CNET. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Privacy and Security". Zumbox. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Zumbox closes after seven years, 30m plus in funding from Michael Eisner and others". Wall Street Journal. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

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