From the the article, “Startup: Vital signs of a young regional company,” in the business section of the Oregonian Newspaper, Saturday, 15 March 2008. Written by Jonathan Brinckman.
“The product: ZLoop, a Web site that lets people create private, secure environments for collaboration and social interaction. Users can create communities of any size and for any purpose, from entire organizations to small work teams.” To read more, click here.
The founder, Jim Bisenius, dreams that this product, zloop.com, will replace email as the standard web-based means of communication in the future. Only time will tell whether his concept will gain serious traction in the days to come, thereby fulfilling his dream. If it is successfully launched with widespread appeal, he will need to deal with heavy hitters such as Microsoft, Google and even Yahoo who will likely eye his company for takeover, in keeping with their strategic corporate customs.
I am intrigued with the idea of zloop because it features scalable aspects, protection features, social networking capabilities, and it is accessible to small networks, as well as corporate ventures. I think it is something to keep an eye on. You may join the site for free to experience the current platform version.