Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2023
Research and Development [Abstract]  



In 2020, the Company began developing, a livestream ecommerce platform, and has capitalized $7,131 and $7,108 of internal and external development costs as of December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. In October 2021, the Company entered into a 10-year license and services agreement with a third party (the “Primary Contractor”) to develop on a work-for-hire basis certain components of The Primary Contractor’s fees for developing such components, including the license fee, is $5,750. The Primary Contractor was paid an additional $500 bonus in April 2022 for services rendered pursuant to the license and service agreement. In addition, as of December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Company had paid or accrued $605 and $604, respectively, of other capitalized software development costs.


For the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Company amortized $2,209 and $932, respectively.


Capitalized software development costs, net consisted of the following:


    2023     2022  
    As of December 31,  
    2023     2022  
Beginning balance   $ 6,176     $ 4,348  
Additions     23       2,760  
Amortization     (2,209 )     (932 )
Ending balance   $ 3,990     $ 6,176  



The expected future amortization expense for capitalized software development costs as of December 31, 2023, is as follows:


Year ending   Amortization  
2024   $ 998  
2025     998  
2026     997  
2027     997  
Total amortization   $ 3,990  


Option to Acquire Primary Contractor


In August 2021, the Company entered into a term sheet that provided the Company the option to purchase the Primary Contractor provided certain conditions are met. In November 2021, the Company exercised this option. The Company and the Primary Contractor subsequently reached an agreement-in-principle on the terms for the Company’s acquisition of the Primary Contractor, the final consummation of which is subject to the execution of a share purchase agreement (the “SPA”) and the completion of an audit of the Primary Contractor that is satisfactory to the Company (the “Primary Contractor Audit”), as well as the fulfillment by the Primary Contractor of certain other conditions set forth in the term sheet. The term sheet stipulates that if the Company had entered into the SPA and the Primary Contractor had the Primary Contractor Audit successfully completed prior to May 15, 2022 (or a subsequent mutually agreed upon date) and the Company thereafter determines not to consummate the acquisition of the Primary Contractor, the Company would have been liable for a $1,000 break-up fee payable to the Primary Contractor. However, as of May 15, 2022, the SPA had not been executed and the Primary Contractor Audit was not completed. The parties are still working together and in discussions regarding the transaction. Based on the term sheet, the purchase price for the Primary Contractor would have been $12,000, which could be paid in cash and/or stock, although the final terms of the acquisition if pursued will be set forth in the final executed SPA. There can be no assurance that the acquisition will be completed on the terms set forth in the term sheet or at all.