All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Blake Irving’

GoDaddy Buys Email Marketing Firm Mad Mimi

GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has acquired email marketing company Mad Mimi, whose offerings have been geared toward small businesses. GoDaddy’s efforts of late have also been focused specifically on small businesses, so boosting its email marketing efforts for the segment seems like a no-brainer. Mad Mimi founder and CEO Gary Levitt said, “We built Mad Mimi with a …

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Say Goodbye To GoDaddy Girls And Hello To ‘Ass-Kicking’ Small Businesses

If you haven’t seen it yet, GoDaddy has a new ad out, and it stars Jean-Claude Van Damme. Yes, that Jean-Claude Van Damme. Why are we telling you about this? Well, it’s not just a commercial. It’s significant because it’s the first step in a big shift in branding strategy from the company that has generated a great deal of …

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Go Daddy Acquires M.dot For “Mobile First” Website Creation

Go Daddy announced today that it has acquired M.dot Inc., the makers of popular small business website creation/management app M.dot. Go Daddy says the move will bolster its “mobile first” strategy, as it will offer it to its 11 million customers as a way to easily create and manage mobile sites from their smartphones. “We’re pleased to welcome M.dot to …

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Blake Irving (Of Yahoo And Microsoft Fame) Is Now GoDaddy’s CEO

GoDaddy has named its new CEO, and to our knowledge, he’s never killed an elephant. That would be Blake Irving, long-time product guy at Yahoo and Microsoft before that. He will assume the role as of January 7. Scott Wagner, a member of KKR, has been serving as interim CEO since July, when Warren Adelman (who took over when longtime …

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Yahoo Chief Product Officer Quits

Although Yahoo Inc. has not made an official announcement on the matter, it has been reported that Blake Irving, chief product officer for the company, has quit. His resignation is said to have been planned ahead of Yahoo’s layoff announcement earlier this week. Yahoo has been undergoing a massive restructuring, and the new plan will eventually eliminate the department that …

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