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Breaking: InMotion Hosting Acquires Ramnode

Buried in the deep internet at LowEndTalk we had high probability that Ramnode was acquired by InMotion. Someone did their homework by keeping up on ARIN transfers (blocks of IP addresses). I can confirm that this is a done deal both from internal sources and the now much more obvious public response from Sunil Saxena, […]

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CloudFest Sold By GoDaddy

Rumors had been swirling for a while, frankly strong enough to say it was a done deal, but details were impossible to confirm. I would have loved to report on this earlier. From the official announcement, WorldHostingDays, CloudFest is now part of WHD Events GmbH: “We are excited to announce that CloudFest is now part […]

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Shutterstock to Acquire TurboSquid

This is very big news in the stock media space, and will most likely trickle down into the WordPress economy due to Shutterstock’s relationship with Automattic. I’ve known about TurboSquid for a very long time and it’s heartening to see their growth and now acquisition. From the press release, Shutterstock to Acquire TurboSquid, the World’s […]

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WP Buffs Acquires WP EZI

Did I mention that 2021 would be filled with acquisitions? Why yes I did. Specifically in Ecommerce is 2021. On a much smaller scale we see WP Buffs growing its management and services portfolio by acquiring WP EZI. From the press release, Welcome WP EZI to the WP Buffs Family: “We want to share exactly […]

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Hopin Acquires StreamYard

If you’ve been attending virtual events you have most likely used Hopin at some point in the last year, or even prior to the pandemic. Jamstack Conf was one of the conferences I attended in 2020 on the Hopin platform. They describe themselves as “a virtual venue built for connecting people, and flexible to fit […]

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Hindsight is 2020: October – December

Glad you made it to the final quarter review! Hindsight is 2020: January – March kicked us off and followed with April through June and July through September. Let’s look at the final quarter of 2020’s defining and popular posts from October through November and see how they hold up. October My post on thoughts […]

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WooCommerce Acquires MailPoet

This is very exciting for the first tier of email plugins in the WooCommerce and WordPress space. MailPoet is acquired by WooCommerce: “WooCommerce stores can look forward to improved features to reach their customers in the near future. This is a natural continuation of WooCommerce functionality we added to MailPoet 3 years ago. Nearly a […]

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Salesforce Acquires Slack

Last week was Salesforce and Slack acquisition speculation, and today, direct from The New York Times, Salesforce to Acquire Slack for $27.7 Billion: “Salesforce on Tuesday said it would buy the workplace software company Slack for $27.7 billion in cash and stock, the latest in a wave of deals as the coronavirus pandemic boosts demand […]

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A Slack Sale

This is definitely not your typical Black Friday sale, that’s for sure. We actually have a couple of links to this, first courtesy of Bridget Willard, Fortune, Why Salesforce Wants to Slurp Up Slack: “The two tech companies recently held talks about a deal whose value would likely top $17 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. That […]