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EXCLUSIVE: Folks have been predicting a big year for mergers and acquisitions in 2005, and we are starting the year with a bang. I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live […]

EXCLUSIVE: Folks have been predicting a big year for mergers and acquisitions in 2005, and we are starting the year with a bang. I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, for an undisclosed amount. 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.

Weblogs have become quite popular in last 12 months. A recent report by the Pew Internet, nearly 7% of the 120 million U.S. adults who use the internet say they have created a blog or web-based diary. That represents more than 8 million people. About 27% of internet users say they read blogs, a 58% jump from the 17% who told us they were blog readers in February. This means that by the end of 2004 32 million Americans were blog readers. Bacon’s Information, a media industry research group has recently started tracking blogs as a news source. Ben and Mena Trott of Six Apart, and Peter Rojas of Engadget were recently featured on the cover of Fortune magazine.

Live Journal was started by Brad Fitzpatrick back in 1999, long before Six Apart existed and blogging was all the rage. Live Journal, which is based in Portland, Oregon has 5.5 million users, though only a miniscule number are paying customers. Live Journal is very popular with teenagers and is built on an open source platform, and arguably is one of the largest open source projects on the web. Live Journal has been in talks with several other possible acquirers, though Six Apart is more of a natural fit. My sources tell me that all Live Journal employees are going to be retained.

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  1. Niall Kennedy’s Weblog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Om Malik reports Six Apart will acquire Live Journal and the deal should close by the end of the month. WOW. Om has been correct in every scoop I have seen, so I consider this news very accurate….

  2. Sixapart buying LiveJournal?

    There are rumors on the internets that Six Apart just bought / is buying / will soon buy LiveJournal. Details as they come. Update: Om Malik now has more: Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about …

  3. Sixapart buying LiveJournal?

    There are rumors on the internets that Six Apart just bought / is buying / will soon buy LiveJournal. Details as they come. Update: Om Malik has more: Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to a…

  4. Six Apart to Buy Live Journal – 6.5M Users when Deal Completed

    Six Apart, the company behind hosted blogging solution TypePad and standalone system

  5. Micro Persuasion Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart Buying Live Journal – Om

    Business 2.0 journalist Om Malik once again uses his personal blog to break a pretty big news story – Six Apart will buy Live Journal.

  6. Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Om Malik has just revealed that Six Apart are about to buy Live Journal. This would definitely take them up a notch when it comes to competing with Google’s Blogger as it would take them to 6.5 million users….

  7. 6A Acquires LJ

    Six Apart is acquiring LiveJournal, according to Om Malik. The result is the largest blog vendor (6.5 million users), and a fairly independent one at that….

  8. Technical Ramblings Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    LiveJournal to be Bought out by Six Apart

    If there’s one thing that I had hoped to never hear, it was that LiveJournal was being bought by someone. However, it seems that today is a day for hearing exactly that: Six Apart Will Be Buying LiveJournal. A thought that hits me hard, given how much…

  9. Adventures in Troubleshooting Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal?

    Wow. Six Apart To Buy LiveJournal. Holy crap, folks, this is as big as it gets. This is Cingular buys AT

  10. Industry Whisperings

    Om Malik on Broadband ï½» Six Apart to buy Live Journal…

  11. SixApart to buy Live Journal?

    A rumor has popped up that SixApart, the makers of the popular MovableType software (that powers this site) and TypePad,…

  12. Joseph Scott’s Blog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Blogging Empires

    When Six Apart got funding, many wondered exactly what would happen with all of that money. Obviously they were going to expand their immediate operation (hire more people, offices, etc), but what else? Now we have some answers, Six Apart is going to…

  13. http://gigaom.com/2005/01/04/six-apart-to-buy-live-journal/trackback/

    Om Malik reports that Six Apart may be buying LiveJournal.

  14. 6A/LJ

    Just doin’ my part to spread the rumor. [via Merlin & waxy.org]

  15. Six Apart to buy LiveJournal?

    Summary: Whoa, Six Apart is poised to buy LiveJournal!…

  16. Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal?

    Om Malik, in an exclusive post, claims to have first-hand knowledge that Six Apart will be acquiring LiveJournal later this month for an undisclosed sum. If both parties follow through then it will make Six Apart one of the largest blogging companies …

  17. Six Apart takes over Live Journal

    How strange, I was seriously just talking with John about what exactly Movable Type is. For those of you who do not know, it is the publishing platform that makes my blog work. I also have a Live Journal, which…

  18. ‘Twas the Year of the Blogs

    Already hailed as the word of year by Merriam Webster’s Website, blog readership skyrocketed 58 percent in 2004, according to a new study by the Pew Internet

  19. Six Apart / Live Journal Merger ?

    Rumors abound that Six Apart, makers of Movable Type, will be purchasing LiveJournal. If this occurs it will give SixApart…

  20. Erik Benson’s Morale-O-Meter Wednesday, December 31, 1969
  21. Eau Salée Lunaire Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    6A+LJ = MovableJournal? LiveType?

    News is spreading that Six Apart is buying LiveJournal. What does this leave in store for current LJ users?…

  22. Glimpse of a Grrl Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy LiveJournal

    Adam just mentioned that he read that Six Apart is going to buy LiveJournal! 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…

  23. Six Apart and Live Journal

    I’m a little late to this, but the word is that Six Apart is buying LiveJournal. Congrats to the 6A and LJ teams! Big news, however you cut it. However, the question is: what exactly are they buying? LiveJournal has about 5.6 million accounts, but onl…

  24. Six Apart and Live Journal

    I知 a little late to this, but the word is that Six Apart is buying LiveJournal. Congrats to the 6A and LJ teams! Big news, however you cut it. However, the question is: what exactly are they buying?

  25. Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal

    Just read over on Boing Boing that Six Apart might be buying LiveJournal. Six Apart is the parent company of the amazing blogging software, Movable Type. This site is run by Movable Type, and a lot of very popular blogs are too, like Boing Boing. Accor…

  26. From the OMG! OMG! OMG! category

    Six Apart to acquire LiveJournal EXCLUSIVE: Folks have been predicting a big year for mergers and acquisitions in 2005, and…

  27. Radio Free Blogistan Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Livejournal!?

    Six Apart to buy Livejournal!? “holy crap!,” says Andy Baio [via] Holy consolidation, batman, says I….

  28. Little Bits and Pieces Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Om Malik on Broadband � Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Link: Om Malik on Broadband � Six Apart to buy Live Journal. I would leave Typepad, I swear, if this happened. I hate LJ. Like the people on it, hate LJ with a passion. I don’t care for blogger either

  29. Roland Tanglao’s Weblog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    OM Malik – Six Apart to buy Live Journal !?!

    Amazing! 2005! The year blogs, RSS and dynamic, easy to use web publishing become truly mainstream begins with a bang. From Six Apart to buy Live Journal.: QUOTEEXCLUSIVE: Folks have been predicting a big year for mergers and acquisitions in…

  30. The Power of Many Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Om Malik’s Live Journal scoop

    It ain’t April Fools, so I’m assuming Om is correct with his web excloo: Om Malik on Broadband ï½» Six Apart to buy Live Journal: The deal is a mix of stock and cash, and could be announced sometime later…

  31. GatorLog: Amygdalas lit up in Cyberspace Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six ApartìÂ?˜ Live Journal ìÂ?¸ìˆ˜ 소ì‹Â?

    Business 2.0, ì›â€?스트리트 ì €ë„Â?등ì—Â? 글ìÂ?„ ì“°ëŠâ€? ìÂ?¸ëÂ?„계ìÂ?˜ ì €ë„Â?리스트 Om MalikìÂ?´ blogosphereìÂ?˜ 특종ìÂ?„ 잡았다. 무버ë¸â€?타입ìÂ?„ 개발한 Six Apartìšâ€?즘 계ì†Â? ë¸â€?로그계ìÂ?˜ í™â€?제를 몰고 다니ëŠâ€?ëÂ?°…[Top 10 Web Compan…

  32. hot lane bryant chick Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    2005, Year of the Blog

    Although I made a great many book purchases in 2005, I did not read very many books. Some books were started and never finished, left languishing on a shelf somewhere with the free Borders Bookmark still stuck in them from…

  33. Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal

    Directly from Om Malik’s inside sources, Om discusses Six Apart’s imminent purchase of LiveJournal. In his own words: The deal is a mix of stock and cash, and could be announced sometime later this month, according to those close to…

  34. Sixapart buying LiveJournal?

    There are rumors on the internets that Six Apart will soon buy LiveJournal. Details as they come. Update: Om Malik has more: Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, for a…

  35. Gen Kanai weblog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart, purchases LiveJournal?

    If this rumor is true, it is a BIG, BIG win for Six Apart. I hope it is true! Om…

  36. My Big, Black Cock Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Say it ain’t so, Brad!

    Rut roh….

  37. interesting.

    compliments of alex: Six Apart to buy LiveJournal…

  38. Technical Ramblings Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    LiveJournal and SixApart, Take 2

    More coherent thoughts and words on the LJ + 6A thing: what 6A can take away, and possible ways that the deal could go….

  39. WHOA.

    Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal. Holy crap. How’s that gonna work? Maybe LiveJournalers will grow into paying TypePadders. Maybe some ads on free LJ accounts. Maybe TypePadders will now have access to the vibrant LJ communities. Maybe I don’t have

  40. Mike Steinbaugh: Bookmarks Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart is going to buy LiveJournal

    http://gigaom.com/2005/01/04/six-apart-to-buy-live-journal/…

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Mike Steinbaugh

    Who’s next on the list? Xanga?

  41. The Cultural Divide Between LiveJournal and Six Apart

    Ah, shit. If Brad is willing to sell, i suspect that this rumor is definitely true. It doesn’t require a brain to know that buying LiveJournal would be a brilliant move on Six Apart’s part. That said, i’m not sure that i like this move at all. Live …

  42. who throws a shoe? Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    No way!

    Way, apparently. Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal If this is true… my friends who wish that I was a real LiveJournal blogger will get their wish… and maybe MovableType will start supporting friends-locked posts. "We're all in the same gang!&qu…

  43. SixApart and LiveJournal, Sittin’ in a Tree

    For some reason the blog-centric news is coming thick and fast in the new year. Wasn’t but a few hours ago we caught that Om Malik has exclusive information about a possible purchase of LiveJournal by SixApart, creators of MoveableType. Does this mea…

  44. Ain’t Nobodies Business (Not Even Mine)

    I have no idea what’s going on. Really. I’ve been polishing off the final touches on My Favorite Site to Stay Up Late With to bring back to life, and wouldn’t you know, tomorrow is my first day to wake up and do yoga properly and perhaps, like befor…

  45. 6A + LJ = ?

    is the rumor of Six Apart about ot buy Livejournal true? if it is, WHOA, what a surprised…. Six Apart…

  46. WatermelonPunch, the Blog – Sideblog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    political commentary teeny bopper style!

    Om Malik on Broadband ï½» Six Apart to buy Live Journal (will Movabletype users will be required to morph into catty youths?)

  47. A Long Strange Journey Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    SixApart to buy LiveJournal

    Om Blanik reports that SixApart, the parent company behind the blogging service TypePad and the blogging software MovableType, is about to acquire LiveJournal, the (bare bones)blogging service popular with teens.

  48. Six Apart buying Livejournal?

    Perhaps it’s time for a shakeout in the blogging world. The industry is getting mature enough. Om Malik is reporting that Six Apart, the San Francisco company that makes blogging tools TypePad and Movable Type, is buying LiveJournal, the Portland-base…

  49. Deep Green Crystals Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart buys Live Journal (rumor)

    Here is a juicy one: Om Malik on Broadband � Six Apart to buy Live Journal. Live Journal really doesn’t have any options other than getting funding and growing management themselves. With Six Apart already funded by August Capital (a…

  50. Jeroen’s Repository Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Om Malik has learned that Six Apart, the company behind Movable Type and Typepad, is buying the Live Journal blogging service. This move would catapult Six Apart into one of the major players with 6.5 million users. Live Journal is

  51. Frish.nl – As frish as it gets – Rogier Strobbe Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Linkypoo 5 januari 2005

    Om Malik on Broadband � Six Apart to buy Live Journal Als het waar is, dan krijgt Blogger er een hele grote concurrent bij

  52. Medienlese vom Mittwoch

    Ãœbernimmt Sixapart Livejournal? Es kursieren Gerüchte über eine Ãœbernahme des Weblog-Services Livejournal durch seinen Konkurrenten Sixapart. Sixapart würde dadurch…

  53. Neil’s Smaller World Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    In case you haven’t heard yet, it’s rumoured that Six Apart may buy LiveJournal

  54. Foreign Dispatches Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Stupid if True

    The latest rumor making the rounds is that Six Apart, of Movable Type and TypePad fame, is set to buy LiveJournal. This move, if it does occur, will likely prove to be one of the most bone-headed acquisitions ever made.

  55. Kiss in the dark Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Appart rachèterait Livejournal

    Via OM.

    Six Appart, la société derrière l’hébergeur de blogs Typepad, mais aussi plus près de chez nous u-blog serait sur le point de racheter le service d’hébergement historique Livejournal pour une somme dont le montant n’a pas été rév…

  56. the lil lioness =^.^= Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    True or False?

    Six Apart to Buy Livejournal?

    I’ll belive it when i see it.

  57. ツ? ??? ?粽??Folks have been

    ツ? ??? ?ç²½??Folks have been predicting a big year for mergers and acquisitions in 2005, and we are starting the…

  58. Six Apart to buy Livejournal

    What sort of political system/item of clothing/smurf are you, etc.

  59. Six Apart to acquire Live Journal?

    Six Apart seems likely to acquire Live Journal.

  60. Six Apart comprará LiveJournal

    V? Business Logs, Photo Matt, Boing Boing…

    Hace a?s que se viene rumoreando sobre la posible compra de LiveJournal por parte de un grande. Desde AOL pasando por Google antes

  61. SixApart buying LiveJoural? Let the Blogging M

    Six Apart is buying LiveJournal! Best use of new vc investment: buying market share? buying a new demographic? What about the price structure?

  62. Oliver Thylmann’s Blog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy LiveJournal?

    Om Malik has an exclusive post reporting that Six Apart is close to buying LiveJournal! Very big news there, which, if true, will make my new years guess of Six Apart going public more likely. Remember that as of Alexa,

  63. yarbroughs dot org Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Link and run:

    Six Apart, the people who bring you MovableType and TypePad, are buying Live Journal for an undisclosed amount.

    Here’s your link…

    via BloggingPro…

  64. Six Apart to buy LiveJournal?

    According to Om Malik: Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, for an undisclosed amount. The deal is a mix of stock and cash, and could be announced…

  65. Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    According to Om Malik, Six Apart to buy Live Journal…

    So, I can’t escape Movable Type, can I? I changed my site to use WordPress because I didn’t like the way MT was moving (Pay up, bitches!). I keep my LJ paid up even though I use my site to …

  66. Google on 60 Minutes, Patrick Gavin Interview, & Interesting Links

    Google was recently featured on 60 minutes. Google recently created an ad only search and started to test placing images in their regular search results. SMA NA formed. I interviewed Patrick Gavin. Six Apart is to buy LiveJournal. A few random links.

  67. Yhancik Magazine Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Rumours

    (…) i hope it’s a good new and not a bad new

  68. .:| randgaenge |:. Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Om Malik on Broadband

    They really want to be big.

  69. Chocolate and Vodka Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal?

    Om Malik reports that he has learnt that Six Apart are to buy Live Journal 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 goe…

  70. 蒼粱 鴃黻釿鉉蒻 Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    mt acquire Live Jpournal?

    Om Malik on Broadband ï½» Six Apart to buy Live Journal :-) ï¾Â??? ?-?褌? ï¾Â?çÂ?¸ç²¢ ? ??? è“Â?? ?胛, ?? 鈞?? ???…

  71. the crack theory:

    From Om Malik: I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, for an undisclosed amount. The deal is a mix of stock and…

  72. Embruns > Journal de bord Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    05/01/2005 – Six Apart et Live Journal

    Des rumeurs persistantes font é¨Â?at de l’acquisition par Six Apart de la communaut Live Journal, lanc馥 en mai 1999 par Brad Fitzpatrick. Ce qui n’est pas sans faire penser, une 馗helle plus modeste, l’achat de U-blog l’ann馥 derni鑽e……

  73. This is going to be big. I can feel it. Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Om Malik on Broadband ? Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Link: Om Malik on Broadband ? Six Apart to buy Live Journal. This is interesting, but I’m not sure I agree with OM’s comment that Six Apart is somehow a natural fit.

  74. Strange Attractor Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal?

    Om Malik reports that he has learnt that Six Apart are to buy Live Journal 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…

  75. mikel.org | Michael Boyle’s weblog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Strange news of the day:

    the rumours are flying that Six Apart is set to buy Live Journal (from Om Malik on Broadband)….

  76. zonageek en español Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Rumores

    Según Om Malik, SixApart va a comprar LiveJournal . Como todo buen rumor, no se sabe si es cierto o no, y solo lo sabremos si se confirma a fin de mes. Y como todo buen rumor, tiene bastante sentido….

  77. SixApart to buy LiveJournal?

    There have been reports on the net in the past 48 hours, that SixApart, (creators of Moveable Type and TypePad), is set to buy LiveJournal. Om Malik reports: The deal is a mix of stock and cash, and could be…

  78. s u s h i e s q u e Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Could LJ stop sucking?

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal

  79. Live Journal Acquired

    Blogging friend Om Malik broke a big story yesterday — the company Six Apart, which owns the Moveable Type software most of us blog with, has bought Live Journal for an undisclosed amount. For Ypulse readers unfamiliar with Live Journal,…

  80. Chocolate and Vodka Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy LiveJournal?

    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…

  81. Two colors of Play-doh

    The hot rumor is that Six Apart is about to buy Live Journal. That strikes me as a fairly bad…

  82. Six Apart buying LiveJournal?

    Perhaps it’s time for a little shakeout in the blogging world. The industry is getting mature enough. Om Malik is reporting that Six Apart, the San Francisco company that makes blogging tools TypePad and Movable Type, is buying LiveJournal, the Portla…

  83. Six Apart è LiveJournal

    Six Apart 骼瘉éžÂ?纈? 褥闊鴾 Live Journal. Ã¥Â?“芟鈕邇, 跋釿è“Â? 釶 ? 驪鈞 è¾£ 竡碆? è¾· ?? 邇 é—â€?éžÂ? 癪 黽 é—œé‰Â?逑鴾? 碼?骰蓿 褞 ? 鰰褂? é—â€??踈 Six Apart – éˆâ€?è½¢ è’Ÿ 騾踵 蒟矼髓逶 è½¢ é©Ÿç«¡ç²±??è“Â? 粤逵 褌跫çÂ?¿è…

  84. Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal

    Om Malik reports that Six Apart, which owns Movable Type, will buy LiveJournal later this month, giving Six Apart 6.5 million users….

  85. Om Malik on Broadband ï½» Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Om Malik on Broadband ï½» Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    my timing for having a backup strategy for my LJ might be better than I realize. I really…really hope this doesn’t happen. I used to use Six Apart’s Movable Type and grew to hate it, as t…

  86. Ben’s Thought Crimes Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Om Malik is reporting that [Six Apart] [], makers of MovableType, are [about to buy Live Journal] [buy lj] in a stock and cash deal.

    [buy lj]: http://gigaom.com/2005/01/04/six-apart-to-buy-live-journal/
    [Six Apart]: http://www.sixapart.com/

    Th…

  87. Om predicts wholesale purchase of teenage girls

    Interesting Om Malik is reporting something interesting about SixApartç—´ plans. This is the company that provides MovableType to a world of bloggers, and runs their own TypePad hosted blogging service. The story is that theyæ± e plotting to purchase a…

  88. unrequited narcissism Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    merged

    adult blogging personality of catherine, meet high school/college/angsty/self-involved blogging personality of catherine: Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal…

  89. Six Apart Buys Live Journal?

    Six Apart, makers of Movable Type (the software that powers many blogs across the net) is buying journaling service Live Journal.

    Personally, I don’t get it. LiveJournal is known mainly as a kind of blog ghetto, usually LiveJournals are angst-ridde…

  90. B12 Partners Solipsism Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    I use both of these systems, more Movabletype than Livejournal these days, but interesting news nonetheless.Om Malik on Broadband » Six Apart to buy Live Journal:we are starting the year with a bang…. It also gives the company a very fighting …

  91. Live

    Om Malik on Broadband ï½» Six Apart to buy Live Journal…

  92. The power of VC money

    Whether it was Joi Ito or Barak, 6A certainly knows how to spend that VC money. Everyone is talking about it and it’s not even 9 AM yet here in PST zone. The purchase of LiveJournal is truly a remarkable thing. I can think of ONE social networking inv…

  93. Six Apart to buy Live Journal?

    Om Malik on Broadband

  94. SixApart Buying LiveJournal?!

    I left the gallery early yesterday and tried to stay off the laptop last and and it seems in doing…

  95. the crack theory:

    From Om Malik: I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, for an undisclosed amount. The deal is a mix of stock and…

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Matt D

    LiveJournal to be sold? WOW. No word from LiveJournal.com on it yet but users seem to be confused.

  96. Rumor: Six Apart to purchase LiveJournal

    Om Malik says that Six Apart is about to buy LiveJournal.

  97. M&A

    Looks like Live Journal will be aquired by Six Apart, the developers behind MovableType. I have to admit that I’m not really surprised, actually I’m rather excited. My hope is that Six Apart will revitalize LJ and make it all…

  98. Blog Business Summit Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to acquire Live Journal–Does This Make Them Number One?

    According to Om Malik, Six Apart is buying Live Journal for an undisclosed amount. Malik claims that “Six Apart will become one of the largest weblog companies in the world”. According to Elise Bauer’s calcs, this could put them firml…

  99. Stupid Evil Bastard Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Rumors swirl of plans by Six Apart to acquire Live Journal.

    According to Om Malik word is that SA is looking to grow a little larger: EXCLUSIVE: Folks have been predicting a big year for mergers and acquisitions in 2005, and we are starting the year with a bang. I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the par…

  100. 被倾åÂ?¬çš„声音,有大有å°Â?

    1月5日,åÂ?Œä¸€å¤©ä¸­å¤–åÂ?„爆出两件事情,有关Blog的商业东东,在我看æÂ?¥ï¼Œæ— éÂ?žéƒ½æ˜¯å…³ä¹ŽBusinesså’ŒBucks: 其一是Blogchina并购Blogdriver,åÂ?¢äº®å°†å‡ºä»»VP,在此衷心表示ç¥Â?贺;其二是åÂ?³å°†è¢«è¯Â?实的Six Apartæ…

  101. Das E-Business Weblog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Kauft Six Apart LiveJournal?

    Om Malik behauptet, dass Six Apart, das Unternehmen hinter Movable Type, LiveJournal, einen der gr?ten Weblog/Diary-Dienst kaufen wird. Danah Boyd zeigt sich besorgt und schreibt ?er die kulturellen Unterschiede zwischen…

  102. Tip of the Quill Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart assimilating LiveJournal?

    So Om Malik has posted a report that Om Malik on Broadband » Six Apart is going to buy Live Journal, and the whole blogosphere is afire with the news. What gets me is that I don’t really see the…

  103. Scott Young’s Radio Weblog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Gobble, Gobble

    SixApart’s acquisition of LiveJournal is out.

  104. MadMan’s LinksMatic Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy LJ?

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal, says Om Malik. If the rumour is true, it is easily the most asinine business deals of the new year. I’ll only write a longer piece if the report is confirmed. Also see a…

  105. other possible acquirers

    The blog “Om Malik on Broadband” has a entry that says Six Apart, the company formed around the blog engine Movable Type, has plans to buy Live Journal which hosts a community with blog-like user pages. I can certainly understand…

  106. Christopher Currie Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    LiveType/MoveableJournal

    Om Malik has reported that Six Apart (the company that makes MoveableType, the software that runs this site) is going to announce that they’re buying LiveJournal, one of the major free blog competitors to Google’s Blogger….

  107. Christopher Currie Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    LiveType/MovableJournal

    Om Malik has reported that Six Apart (the company that makes MovableType, the software that runs this site) is going to announce that they’re buying LiveJournal, one of the major free blog competitors to Google’s Blogger….

  108. volume.

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal….

  109. Six Apart to Buy Livejournal

    Six Apart plans to buy Livejournal, says OM Malik

  110. Six Apart rumored to buy Live Journal

    This is major blog-related news from Om Malik: I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, for an undisclosed amount. Subzero Blue is the…

  111. Six Apart is Buying Live Journal!

    The first big story in the blogosphere is broke by Om Malik post on his blog: I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live…

  112. Six Apart and LiveJournal

    But I don’t see anything on that huge list of trackbacks that’s from anybody who actually works at 6A or LJ, making this all hearsay.

  113. SixApart to Acquire Live Journal

    Rumor has it that SixApart, the makers of popular blog tool Movable Type and owners of hosted blog service Type Pad, will be acquiring Portland based Live Journal sometime before the clock strikes February. Assuming the deal proceeds, Six Apart…

  114. Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, for an undisclosed amount.

  115. UtterlyBoring.com Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    SixApart to buy LiveJournal?

    Obviously this is all in the rumor mill right now, but the rumor is that SixApart, the company that makes MovableType (the software that powers this site), is looking to…

  116. Bruce Landon’s Weblog for Students Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    blogs

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal .

  117. twist of sideblog accomplis Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Six Apart to buy Live Journal…

  118. 6A与LJ:产å“Â?和文化

    Ping BackæÂ?¥è‡ªï¼šwww.donews.net

  119. Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Ben has informed us ealier today about a post he saw which states that Six Apart are about to buy Live Journal. Ben has a few interesting ideas as to the intentions of this takeover, due to the mostly free…

  120. This and That

    I don’t really have a good post in me right now so I’ll give you what I got (saving some more personal stuff for the journal) … I am so excited about tonight’s Alias premiere. I’ve been going through the…

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Jon Wright

    It will be nice to see Six Apart challenging the likes of Google on the Blog front. After in my mind these guys have always been there. Move over Google.

  121. Six Apart to aquire Live Jornal

    Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, for an undisclosed amount. This means Six Apart will become one of the largest weblog companies in the world, with nearly 6.5 mill…

  122. Report: Six Apart announcing Livejournal buyout Thursday

    Following up on yesterday’s BoingBoing post (based on tips from two sources who requested anonymity), and this entry spotted subsequently on Om Malik’s blog — eWeek reports that the rumors have been “confirmed,” and Six Apart is indeed planning to…

  123. 8 Ways to Sunday Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal

    A heads-up to my friends using LiveJournal: your home on the web is about to get bought out……

  124. And the world was washed clean with snow…

    In some news you might care about, it looks like LiveJournal might be being purchased by a company called Six Apart. Six Apart owns TypePad and MoveableType . . . What are the implications of a buyout like this? How will this effect the service? No o…

  125. Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Six Apart in the process of buying Live Journal? Seems like it…

  126. Jeremy Zawodny’s blog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Congrats to Brad and SixApart

    Assuming that Om’s story is right, LiveJournal will soon become part of the growing SixApart family. I’m not sure what you guys are planning, but it sure will be interesting to watch. 2005 is going to be a very interesting year for this whole bloggin…

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Chris Vance

    It’s official, SixApart bought LJ:

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/news/82926.html
    http://www.sixapart.com/log/2005/01/six_apart_acqui.shtml

  127. Nilesh’s Weblog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart acquires Livejournal

    Hot as it can be, the news is SixApart has acquired Livejournal. Om Malik broke out the news yesterday….

  128. The smaller one buys the bigger one?

    When starting out 20six in Europe LiveJournal was very much our role
    model. The press as well as the blogosphere hardly took notice of
    LiveJournal. The services that was most written about was blogger in
    the press and MT in the blogosphere. But&nb…

  129. UberGizmo, le Blog des Gadgets Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Le blog phénomène 2004, Six Apart vs. Google vs. Microsoft

    Six Apart, la société qui fourni aux bloggers les fameux logiciels de publication en ligne TypePad et Moveable Type va bientôt acquérir Live Journal, elle deviendra une des plus grandes sociétés de blogs au monde avec 6,5 millions d’utilisateur…

  130. What You Can Get Away With Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    The sound you hear is an approaching train wreck

    So, today’s hot story on the internets (found via Doctorvee) is that Six Apart, the company behind Movable Type and Typepad is buying LiveJournal, the company behind such famous acronyms and spellings as OMG!?!?, LOL and kewl. There’ll likely be a pe…

  131. One Man + His Blog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Blogging tools become big business

    I’ve been dealing with Six Apart for 18 months as a user of both <a href=“http://www.movabletype.org/&#8221; title=“Movable Type”>Movable Type</a> for my <a href=“http://www.adam.tinworth.name&#8221; title=&#822…

  132. Strange Attractor Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart to buy LiveJournal?

    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…

  133. wholesome goodness Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    SixApart and LiveJournal

    By now, the whole blog world is abuzz with the rumors of SixApart and their upcoming acquisition of LiveJournal (as first leaked by BoingBoing, pushed forward by Om Malik, and then supposedly confirmed by eWeek), so I figured I should

  134. this, that & whatever: blog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    he come grooving up slowly

    Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal. I read that rumour yesterday, when it was still just a rumour, and was simultaneously doubting it’s veracity and wondering what it would mean for LiveJournal and LiveJournallers (of which I am one; I keep…

  135. From cradle to grave with Six Apart

    As has happened before, Om Malik broke the news, and now it’s been officially confirmed: Six Apart has purchased LiveJournal. I was talking to Six Apart’s big cheese in the UK, Alistair Shrimpton, about this earlier this morning, and I…

  136. djchuang’s metablog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Six Apart and LiveJournal join forces

    The rumors are true, Six Apart (makers of Typepad and MovableType) buys LiveJournal. Official press release, FAQs, LiveJournal’s initial comments, and initial rumor [the Internet exclusive].

    One of my friends uses LiveJournal. I was disappointed t…

  137. NYBANKER blog about offshore outsourcing and online marketing Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    SIX APART MAY ACQUIRE LIVEJOURNAL

    Just read in Om Malik Blog that Six Apart may acquire LiveJournal.  Live Journal has 5.5 million users but very …

  138. Movable Type makers to buy Live Journal?

    I just read a rumor at Om Malik’s blog that Six Apart, the makers of Movable Type (my preferred online publishing system), may buy Live Journal (which a free web log service kind of like Blogger)….

  139. SixApart Acquires LiveJournal

    This is a really big deal and shows how important this Blogging thing is. SixApart (MovableType and Typepad) have done a great job creating software and services for blogging, LiveJournal has done a great job at building a community. As…

  140. Six Apart and LiveJournal

    Six Apart has purchased LiveJournal! The rumors were running wild before the actual announcement was made, and it gave me…

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: All things Bru

    کس کشا یک عکس
    نداری
    کیر مجتبی تو کینتان

  141. Jacques Marneweck’s Blog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    LJ sells out to Six Apart

    Brad Fitzpatrick has sold his baby to Six Apart. Congratulations Brad! I’ve recently been looking at various things relating to software developed by Brad and his team, namely Perlbal, Memcache and MogileFS. I’ve also noticed that they have numerous …

  142. Wagner’s Weblog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Moveable Type’s purchase of LiveJournal looks like potentially great news for the blogosphere.

    MT vendor Six Apart bought LJ vendor Danga Interactive. The two companies’ software and service are both great, and complementary. MT is the standard bloggers who want to host their own software on servers; it’s sufficiently easy to use that even a d…

  143. Lockergnome’s RSS & Atom Tips Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    SixApart to buy Live Journal?

    Om Malik has an interesting rumor on his blog. According to Om, Six Apart is set to acquire Live Journal in a cash and stock deal. If Six Apart (makers of Movable Type and the excellent TypePad service) does indeed purchase Live Journal, it will be int…

  144. BBC: Blog reading explodes in America

    About 32 million people in the US read a blog in 2004, says a Pew (pdf) survey .

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Monde

    Maybe it’s an opportunity to move to WordPress by trying out the hosting service Blogsome.

  145. SixApart to buy LiveJournal?

    Great news for LiveJournal if this is true. What does SixApart get from deal?

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Clean hard disk

    Works great, but I agree it would be trick if you’d change the time thing. I really don’t know what the stands for… Great app, though, thanks!

  146. This is going to be big. I can feel it. Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Om Malik on Broadband ? Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Link: Om Malik on Broadband ? Six Apart to buy Live Journal. This is interesting, but I’m not sure I agree with OM’s comment that Six Apart is somehow a natural fit.

  147. this, that & whatever: blog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    he come grooving up slowly

    Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal. I read that rumour yesterday, when it was still just a rumour, and was simultaneously doubting it’s veracity and wondering what it would mean for LiveJournal and LiveJournallers (of which I am one; I keep…

  148. This is going to be big. I can feel it. Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Om Malik on Broadband ? Six Apart to buy Live Journal

    Link: Om Malik on Broadband ? Six Apart to buy Live Journal. This is interesting, but I’m not sure I agree with OM’s comment that Six Apart is somehow a natural fit.

  149. this, that & whatever: blog Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    he come grooving up slowly

    Six Apart to Buy LiveJournal. I read that rumour yesterday, when it was still just a rumour, and was simultaneously doubting it’s veracity and wondering what it would mean for LiveJournal and LiveJournallers (of which I am one; I keep…

  150. I was reading a little bit about WiMax. So far it sounds like it will be a hackers dream come true. Wireless Broadband.

    More on WiMax here –> http://www.bwianews.com/

  151. Davis Edwards Thursday, June 2, 2005

    Saw this thing in Conferencing News this morning…”HyperDial” a free software that turns phone numbers from Outlook automatically into hot links. It’s free at http://www.jambotech.com. Is this for real? Anyone know anything about it?

  152. Tarina » Blog Archive » Six Apart and LiveJournal: How to do a press release Sunday, October 9, 2005

    [...] Six Apart and LiveJournal: How to do a press release It has come to my attention that Six Apart and LiveJournal are merging. Read this “exclusive first post” and compare it to what the LiveJournal author himself wrote in a press-release-kind-of-thing. [...]

  153. d. otted rhythm » Blog Archive » better or worse? Monday, October 31, 2005

    [...] and now, six apart (typepad) is buying live journal [...]

  154. » Six Apart About To Buy LiveJournal » InsideGoogle » part of the Blog News Channel Wednesday, January 4, 2006

    [...] Om Malik has an exclusive that Six Apart, makers of TypePad and Movable Type, are about to buy LiveJournal. The new company would have 6.5 million users, leaving it able to compete with Blogger and MSN Spaces. Considering TypePad is popular with advanced bloggers, and LiveJournal with light bloggers, the new company may be the first to reach the entire market. (via Greg Linden > Niall Kennedy) Posted: January 4, 2005 by Nathan Weinberg in: [...]

  155. Om Malik on Broadband : » SixApart Launches Affiliates Program Thursday, January 12, 2006

    [...] Six Apart, the San Francisco-based company behind MoveableType, TypePad and Live Journal is about to launch a new affiliate program, targeting mostly pro-bloggers and consultants. According to a page on their site, the affiliates earn $3 per trial subscriber for TypePad, 20% per paid subscription (upto $5) and 10% per license of the Moveable Type (upto $129.) The affiliate program is also a sign that the easy growth for blogging might be behind us, and tool makers have to find a new batch of users. Technorati, a blog search company currently tracks about 25 million blogs. SixApart which is an early and constant leader is now facing new competition, which is only going to intensity in the near future. WordPress has recently launched WordPress.com, a service that is becoming quite popular. Google’s Blogger is poised for a major upgrade later in 2006. [...]

  156. bankrupt artist v.3 Friday, May 26, 2006

    Om predicts wholesale purchase of teenage girls……

    Interesting… Om Malik is reporting something interesting about SixApart’s plans. This is the company that provides MovableType to a world of bloggers, and runs their own TypePad hosted blogging service. The story is that they’re plot…

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  158. 桑林志 » Blogchina 并购 Blogdriver Monday, March 5, 2007

    [...] 其一是Blogchina并购Blogdriver,卢亮和文心将出任VP,在此对他们两人衷心表示祝贺;其二是即将被证实的Six Apart收购Live Journal,据说将于Google和MSN Space竞争;而之前的传闻是Yahoo将在2005年收购Six Apart,果真如此,那么世界三大网络巨头将直接在Blog Publishing领域进行竞争。via: Topku [...]

  159. SixApart Sells LiveJournal To A Russian Group – GigaOM Sunday, December 2, 2007

    [...] by Om Malik Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 6:36 PM PT Comments (0) Less than three years after it acquired LiveJournal, San Francisco-based blogging software company, SixApart has decided to sell the [...]

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