Automattic and PollDaddy have synergy. Automattic distributes WordPress blogs and PollDaddy powers about polls on them. Founding developer of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg wrote about the acquisition on his blog. Automattic already enabled PollDaddy’s integration for the 4.4 million bloggers on WordPress.com and the first version of the PollDaddy plugin has been created for the open source .org WordPress platform.
This is Automattic’s fourth acquisition in the last year. Automattic acquired IntenseDebate last month. And they acquired Buddy Press and Gravatar before that.
Automattic was started by David “Lenny” Lenehan, Eoin Gallagher, and Jonathan Hill. PollDaddy is based in Sligo, Ireland. Through the acquisition, PollDaddy.com will be moved to Automattic’s data centers. The acquisition details were undisclosed.