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WordPress Parent Buys Polling Site PollDaddy

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No, PollDaddy was never related to GoDaddy, but now it is part of the WordPress family: Automattic, the parent company of WordPress platform, has acquired the online polls service PollDaddy, likely in a small cash and equity deal. The official terms of the deal were not disclosed.

PollDaddy offers free polls, used by a lot of bloggers, but also offers advanced services for a fee. Its services will now be natively embedded with the WordPress editor and as a plugin, but will also continue as separate services, integrated within other social media sites such as MySpace, Ning, Blogger, Typepad, Hi5, Orkut, Piczo and others.

Last month Automattic acquired blog commenting platform Intense Debate, also for an unspecified sum.