Six Apart May Be Acquisition Target

    February 12, 2005

A speculative story in discusses the future of Six Apart, asking whether it’s a prime target for Yahoo to add to its portfolio of offerings.

The article quotes David Hornik, a Six Apart board member and a partner in August Capital, saying, “Six Apart is not in conversations about being acquired by anyone.” Last October, Six Apart received $10 million in Series B funding from August Capital.

Six Apart owns Movable Type, TypePad and Live Journal (it acquired the latter last month through its acquisition of Danga Interactive).

When Ask Jeeves acquired Bloglines earlier this week, eyes turned again to Six Apart as the last free-standing blogging service, InternetNews says, speculating that Ask Jeeves might be interested in buying Six Apart.

InternetNews quotes Jim Lanzone, Ask Jeeves’ senior vice president of search properties, saying, “There’s a lot of things we’d consider buying – or partnering for or building.” | Should Yahoo Buy Six Apart?

See also: Yahoo to acquire Six Apart? on The Internet Stock Blog.

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