FileFront Saved from Closure by Founders

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 02, 2009 12:00pm PDT Popular mirror and download site FileFront has been saved from the chopping block at the eleventh hour by its original founders, according to an announcement on the site.

FileFront's founders have purchased the site back from Ziff Davis and will be running it independently with all services back online, and proclaim "We are happy to be back!"

Ex-owners Ziff Davis Media had announced last week that the site would "indefinitely suspend" operations as of March 30, blaming current economic conditions.

Surprised, FileFront's users launched a hasty campaign to preserve as many files as possible. When the site's forums came back online on April 1, the timing intially led some to suspect they had fallen foul of a cruel and elaborate April Fools' Day prank.

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