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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 […]

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HostPapa Acquires Silicon Valley Web Hosting

Just because it’s been a bit quiet for HostPapa in the first quarter, don’t think the HostPapa Acquisition Spree is ending. Today we have Silicon Valley Web Hosting as the target. From the obligatory press release: “HostPapa Inc., a leading Canadian web hosting and cloud service provider for small and medium businesses (SMBs), announced today […]

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GoDaddy Adds To TLD Portfolio

Yes it’s an acronym in the title but otherwise it would be way too long, Top Level Domains (TLDs) are the end of any website address. We all know .com, .net, and .org from the beginning of the internet but now you can choose from a plethora of TLDs, which of course someone owns, manages, […]

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GoDaddy Acquires .Club

Another GoDaddy acquisition is in the books, from OnlineDomain, GoDaddy is acquiring the .Club domain extension: “Just weeks away from the 7th anniversary of the .Club launch, we are excited to announce that GoDaddy Registry is acquiring the .Club domain extension. This means, once the deal closes, the .Club extension will have a new home. Our team is infinitely grateful for the opportunity that allowed us to participate in this historical time for the domain name industry when […]

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GoDaddy Acquires re:amaze

Another day, another acquisition, 2021 continues to be on an acquisition pace across the board that I have not yet seen. To be honest, I had not heard of re:amaze before the announcement, but also to be honest, there are ton of chatbots out there today that look to solve various problems. I would prefer […]