SAY Media on Blog Acquisition Spree

ReadWriteWeb has been acquired by SAY Media, a digital publishing company headquartered in San Francisco. ReadWriteWeb is the third blog to be acquired by SAY. The first two were Dogster in April 2011 and Remodelista in August.

PRESS RELEASE

I’m thrilled to announce that ReadWriteWeb has been acquired by SAY Media, a digital publishing company headquartered in San Francisco. ReadWriteWeb will anchor SAY Media’s growing Technology channel, which reaches more than 75 million global consumers each month.

ReadWriteWeb is going to get bigger and even better. Our plans include widening ReadWriteWeb’s editorial scope and expanding our team. That starts from today, with the addition of SplatF’s Dan Frommer to our team as an editor-at-large. We will also be doing a re-design, utilizing the sophisticated designers at SAY Media. With SAY’s technology and services, we’ll be able to scale ReadWriteWeb in ways previously unavailable to us. So I’m very excited about our team joining SAY Media. We’re going to take ReadWriteWeb to the next level!

SAY Media is based in San Francisco and has offices across North America, the UK and Australia. It has many independent blogs and websites in its network, with a combined reach of more than 500 million people worldwide. ReadWriteWeb is the third blog to be acquired by SAY. The first two were Dogster in April 2011 and Remodelista in August.

It’s been an eventful and fun journey since I founded ReadWriteWeb back in April, 2003. Over that time, ReadWriteWeb has grown to be one of the biggest blogs in the world. More importantly, we’ve stuck to the site’s core goal from Day 1: provide thoughtful analysis of the latest Web technology products and trends. Along the way, we’ve had many talented people contribute to ReadWriteWeb’s growth. Chief among those is our team today, led on the business side by our COO Sean Ammirati and on the editorial side by Managing Editor Abraham Hyatt and Channels Editor David Strom.

I want to make special mention of our two longest-serving people: senior writer Marshall Kirkpatrick and webmaster Jared Smith. Marshall has been a key part of ReadWriteWeb for over 4 years now. More than anyone, he has helped me shape the editorial voice of ReadWriteWeb. Jared is a star inside ReadWriteWeb and frankly doesn’t get the external recognition he deserves.

So as you can see, ReadWriteWeb is and always will be a team effort. It’s not only our writers who are passionate about Web technology, all of our extended team lives and breathes the Web every day. So we’ll fit right in with the SAY Media team and its growing portfolio of passion-based media properties.