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Jan092007

Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquired MyBlogLog

Michael’s post on Techcrunch confirms —”Yahoo!’s acquisition of MyBlogLog”. He writes —”I called Bradley Horowitz, Yahoo’s VP Product Strategy, and he confirmed the acquisition. And Om Malik was actually at dinner with co-founder Scott Rafer when the deal was finalized, so it’s a definite deal.

MyBlogLog will be part of the Yahoo Developer Network and report in to Chad Dickerson (who reports to Bradley). The size of the deal is not being confirmed, although rumors put it at $10 – $12 million.”

The fact that MyBlogLog will be in the Yahoo Developers Network is a good signal. Yahoo’s recent acquisitions have been handled pretty well from a user-care standpoint, and it looks like they’ll be taking a similar approach here. Bradley did say that eventually users will be able to log in with their Yahoo IDs, though. That will expand the potential user base significantly.

Congrats Yahoo! and MyBlogLog!

Yahoo!, Acquired, MyBlogLog

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