Found this in my inbox this morning.
We have some exciting news to share, and we want to make sure that you hear it from us first. Earlier today, Zeal.com (http://www.zeal.com) was acquired by LookSmart (http://www.looksmart.com), one of the biggest, best, and most widely-distributed directories on the web.
The LookSmart directory has been built by a team of knowledgeable professional editors. By deciding to partner with Zeal, LookSmart is acknowledging the expertise and enthusiasm of the web community. We're extremely excited that LookSmart has taken this step to combine the editorial and community approaches to directory building, and thrilled that they've chosen Zeal to be their partner.
Zeal's partnership with LookSmart will enable the joint company to build the top directory on the web, with vast reach. Currently, more than 50 million unique web users access the LookSmart directory each month. Community contributions will therefore be seen by millions of people, and top Zeal contributors will be recognized the world over as the experts that they are. The greater distribution will also create a stronger, bigger, and more dynamic community for everyone.
We are also pleased to announce that the "Share your Zeal" charity drive, which was scheduled to end tonight, is being continued for another five weeks. LookSmart is sponsoring this continuation of the charity drive to show that they are committed to Zeal's spirit of community and enthusiasm.
We are confident that our partnership with LookSmart will allow us to grow and improve faster than ever before. While we are busy working on future plans, we would like to personally assure you that Zeal's commitment to having fun, maintaining a vibrant community, and building the best directory online remains as strong as ever.
Thank you for your encouragement, patience, and feedback throughout this process.
Brian Goler & Kevin Berk
CEO & President of Zeal.com