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December 2nd, 2007 | Acquisition • Community • Six Apart • Social Networks • Web 2.0
John Battelle is reporting on his Searchblog that SixApart has sold LiveJournal to SUP, with whom they had entered into a partnership/localization agreement just over a year ago. I don’t know the details, but it makes sense for 6A to have cut LiveJournal loose – the journalling/social networking product doesn’t really fit into their blog-centric and increasingly enterprise-oriented strategy.
Here’s the press release from Six Apart.
February 21st, 2007 | Acquisition • Anil Dash • Business • Evan Williams
something quite unique happened. Evan Williams (CEO of Obvious, co-creator of Blogger) put Odeo up for sale: Obviously: Looking for Odeo’s new home. He followed up with an interesting piece on his weblog about the lack of a marketplace for websites. It’s a very interesting development – Odeo isn’t a runaway success, but it’s not a failure either. It’s a marginally successful site that could, in the right hands, become a very good if not great site.
The traditional approach to unloading a property like that is to hype it beyond recognition until some big company can be goaded into buying it. But that wouldn’t serve Odeo well at all, and so Williams is charting an alternative path. As Anil Dash implies, that Williams has “Thank you” money is both refreshing to see and, ultimately, good for the web and the future of the industry.
December 13th, 2005 | Acquisition • Delicious • Tagging • Yahoo
in the last few days was the acquisition of del.icio.us by Yahoo! that was announced on Friday.
September 2nd, 2005 | Acquisition • Blo.gs • Yahoo
mikel.org still using the blo.gs update service? Since Yahoo! took over I have noticed some strange problems, and I wonder if anyone else has noticed them. First, every so often blo.gs refreshes and the site names with apostophes are rendered incorrectly using escape codes. Also, and more importantly, I see a lot of “ghost” updates, by which I mean a site listed that has not really updated. I know that it happens spontaneously, because it lists my site as having been updated when nothing has changed.
Can anyone shed any light on what’s going on?
June 14th, 2005 | Acquisition • Blo.gs • Yahoo
in the wonderful world of weblog infrastructure. One of the best services out there, blo.gs, has been acquired by Yahoo! as of today. The service blo.gs provides has largely been eclipsed by the buzz around RSS, but it’s just as valuable. I like RSS for the quick access it gives you to information from multiple sources, but weblogs aren’t just about the information – and that’s where blo.gs (and BlogTracker before it) come in. Weblogs are a much richer environment than any RSS feed can convey – and only by going to the sites themselves can you really capture that.
April 18th, 2005 | Acquisition • Adobe • Business