All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘iVillage’
Blog software company Six Apart acquired creative agency Apperceptive, a company that built blogs for sites such as The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, BoingBoing, and iVillage. Now they’re launching an advertising network for blogs. They are also venturing into design, programming, and blog marketing services.
It just keeps getting worse at iVillage. First there were 13 layoffs, then a show got canceled. Now a website – Healthology.com – appears to be doomed, and another 18 employees are preparing to lose their jobs.
In a manner of speaking, Healthline is looking especially robust today – it just received $21 million in financing. And if, like me, you often aren’t acquainted with the names of financial backers, you should still recognize the entity that was behind this gift: GE/NBC Universal’s Peacock Equity Fund.
NBC Universal announced it will acquire popular online women’s community iVillage for around $600 million. The company said iVillage “mirrors a key demographic of the NBC Universal audience – women,” and will be integrating television, film, and home entertainment content.