About.me is a website where users can create a landing page profile with a large background image and links to their social media profiles. The founders of About.me, including Tony Conrad, bought the company back from AOL for around $5.7 million three years after the acquisition took place. Today About.me announced that they have acquired Wefollow.
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About.me is a website that allows users to put up a digital business card with links to the social media profile. The About.me website features a large picture as the wallpaper to give your digital business card a bit more personality. About.me was sold to AOL two years ago and now the founders have bought it back.
AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) has sold off a subsidiary called Surphace, a content recommendation company to Outbrain. “In keeping with the AOL strategy, any place where we are not a leader in the category or profitable, we are going to look at partnerships or other alternatives. This is one of those businesses. We are pleased we found a great home for the Surphace technology and its employees,” stated AOL head of venture and local Jon Brod. AOL had acquired Surphace in 2008 for over $25 million when they used to be called Sphere. Sphere co-founder Tony Conrad left AOL in 2009, but came back when About.me was acquired. The financial details were undisclosed.
Well, this is a first. In the same day I wrote about a start-up exiting beta mode, the same company announced that they have been acquired. AOL has acquired custom profile and personal analytics dashboard service About.me.
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