MySpace Killing Off SpringWidgets and Flektor

MySpace’s parent company Fox Interactive Media (FIM) will be shutting down SpringWidgets and Flektor.  SpringWidgets was created by FIM in 2006 and Flektor.  FIM acquired Flektor around the same time as Photobucket.  Between the two companies, there are about 25 employees.

The ten employees of Flektor will have the chance to interview with MySpace.  It is unknown what will happen with SpringWidget’s 15 employees in Atlanta.  However both of the sites will be shut down for good.

SpringWidgets was a widget advertising platform company and Flektor created special effects for widgets.  And as you may know, MySpace users love their widgets which is why FIM probably thought there was synergy there.

It is rumored that FIM paid around $15 million to buy-out Flektor.

[via TechCrunch]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

MySpace Killing Off SpringWidgets and Flektor Comments

  1. don says:

    Amit,

    The entire FIMLabs (SpringWidgets) team was laid off this past Tuesday.

    We are all now looking for a good home.

    If anyone wants to know more about what we did and what we could do for you, please contact me and I’ll be glad to talk or introduce you to the appropriate team member.

    -Don
    don [at] synstelien.com

  2. Amit Chowdhry says:

    Thanks for the note, Don. I didn’t really know much about SpringWidgets so I didn’t go too much in depth about the company.

    I hope everyone at SpringWidgets recover from the transition quickly.

  3. Peter says:

    Now that Flektor is gone what happens to all those videos that people made and had on there sites? can they get them back and if so how?

  4. gloria says:

    quiero saber ¿cómo recuperar mis videos subidos o hechos en flektor? y ¿donde encontrar un sitio similar?

  5. NATALIA says:

    I HAD A FLEKTOR WIDGET WHICH INCLUDED ALOT OF VIDEOS THAT I DONT HAVE STORED ANYWHERE ELSE. HOW WOULD I BE ABLE TO GET THEM BACK? IS IT POSSIBLE? THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, BEING I LOST MOST OF MY THINGS.

Leave a Comment