Photographer Vincent Laforet says that things appear to be pretty dire over at liveBooks, one of the leading hosting services for photographer portfolio sites:
[...] the news I’m hearing from enough knowledgeable sources in the business is that they are without CEO, and that there is no longer any staff in the USA – only a few staffers left overseas. The CEO Andy Patrick took LiveBooks off of his LinkedIn Page and then put it back… none of the former employees I know have LiveBooks listed on their LinkedIn Profiles anymore… No one has heard a single word, response or pretty much anything for more than a month now. It would appear that the entire US part of the business is shut down.
Laforet recommends taking “some defensive measure in case anything drastic were to happen – such as the servers shutting down with little notice.”