The management of SendThisFile is very enthusiastic about the future of Internet news sites
Wichita, KS (Vocus) July 13, 2010
SendThisFile, Inc. who provides online file delivery service to its customers, has recently sold news website ScoopFire.com that CEO and founder Aaron Freeman established last fall. ScoopFire.com which debuted in Andover, Kansas, was purchased by Director of Operations, Adam Knapp.
"The management of SendThisFile is very enthusiastic about the future of Internet news sites," Freeman said. "Online news is far removed from SendThisFile's core business, so we decided to seek out someone who could take ScoopFire to the next level. We were very excited that someone with Adam's experience would take it over, and dedicate the time needed for the site to reach its potential."
Freeman, who helped turn http://www.SendThisFile.com into one of the most used electronic large file transfer services in the world, had the idea for an online news source last year. His original business model for the online news website would charge readers 10 cents for every article they read, with a percentage of that going back to the writer.
Freeman then developed the news website that is now known as http://www.ScoopFire.com. With the help of Knapp, a newspaper veteran of 20 years, ScoopFire had its soft launch last fall in Andover, Kansas. Readership has increased steadily each month.
Freeman decided to return his full focus to http://www.SendThisFile.com, which has grown to more than 1.4 million registered users. The website, which specializes in secure large file sharing, lists General Electric Company, CBS Sports and the National Basketball Association among its clients.
"Aaron had a terrific idea for somewhat reinventing the way online journalism will work, and deserves credit for having the guts to try something new," Knapp said. "Our new team is thrilled with the opportunity and owes a big thanks to Aaron and SendThisFile. We believe in the business model and are committed to making ScoopFire a profitable entity."
SendThisFile® was established in 2003, with the goal of providing businesses and individuals a way to transfer files online, focusing on security and ease of use. Since then, SendThisFile has continued to grow product offerings to meet the needs of our ever expanding customer base – over 1.4 million users in over 160 countries. Our customers range from Fortune 500 companies and government agencies that rely on us for their managed file transfer solutions, to individuals who use our service for their personal file transfer needs.