Six Apart to buy LiveJournal?

by Suw on January 5, 2005

Om Malik reports that he has learnt that Six Apart are to buy LiveJournal for 'an undisclosed sum'.

The deal is a mix of stock and cash, and could be announced sometime later this month, according to those close to the two companies. If the deal goes through, then Six Apart will become one of the largest weblog companies in the world, with nearly 6.5 million users. It also gives the company a very fighting chance against Google’s Blogger and Microsoft’s MSN Spaces

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Anonymous January 6, 2005 at 9:54 am

As you will know, the acquisition has now been confirmed — see the official press release: http://www.sixapart.com/press/weblogging_software_leader_six_apar.shtml

Anonymous January 6, 2005 at 10:20 am

Yes, I was aware. But as usual, these things get announced when I am asleep. Crafting a blog post right now, as it happens.

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