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Sinch Acquires Pathwire

Not super breaking but super important since we all communicate via email and text message, especially for marketing. Now we’re getting a huge SMS company, Sinch, acquiring a critical component in the digital marketing economy, Pathwire. Courtesy of Bridget Willard, Diego Mendoza-Moyers writes San Antonio technology firm acquired for $1.9 billion: “It’s expensive and complicated […]

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Breaking: Newfold Digital Acquires Yoast

Boom! That was the sound of millions of websites wondering what it means to have their Yoast services being run by Bluehost, I mean HostGator, I mean Endurance, I mean Web.com, darn it … Newfold Digital! There we go. In tweets and blog posts by cofounders Marieke van de Rakt and Joost de Valk, we […]

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Ecwid Acquired by Lightspeed

This is big news. Ecwid has gone from a simple payment gateway to a mini-Shopify to, I assume, a direct competitor to Shopify with the weight and financing of Lightspeed. Lightspeed will gain a foothold in a new and growing market segment. Of course we need to get some details from the press release, Lightspeed […]

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Kanban for WordPress Acquired

Some not so breaking news, this was announced May 7, Under New Management: “As of today, Kanban for WordPress is under new management! The teams behind Alpha Particle and Flowspoke have come together to take over Kanban for WordPress and take it through the rest of 2021 and beyond.” It’s simple and sweet and maybe […]

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Automattic Brings Woo to WooCommerce

Elliot Silver breaks the news, DomainInvesting.com, Woo.com Acquired by WooCommerce: “The domain name had been registered at Network Solutions under Whois privacy, and the domain name status changed. Woo.com is still registered at Network Solutions, but instead of Whois privacy, the domain name registrant information shows “REDACTED FOR PRIVACY (DT),” likely due to California privacy […]

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Squarespace Files for IPO

The news popped up over last weekend, thank you Jeff Hardy over at Art of the Message for the tip, OnlineDomain.com reports, Squarespace has filed to go public: “Squarespace, Inc. announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to a proposed direct […]

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One.com Acquires WP Rocket

It’s about one week old as of publishing but this acquisition has made a bit of noise in the WordPress community, with a lot of people comparing this acquisition to one’s made by GoDaddy. Over at TechRadar, One.com owner snaps up WordPress experts WP Media: “While group.ONE hopes to extend the use of WP Media’s […]