Six Apart Acquires Pownce And Shuts It Down

Posted Dec 2, 2008

Pownce was a pretty cool service while it lasted.  I actually did not really sign up until last week and just found out that they would be shutting the service down because Six Apart acquired them.  Six Apart created blogging software TypePad, Movable Type, and Vox.

“We?re very happy that Six Apart wants to invest in growing the vision that we the founders of Pownce believe so strongly in and we?re very excited to take our vision to all of Six Apart?s products,” stated Culver on the Pownce Blog.  “Mike and I have joined Six Apart as part of their engineering team and we?re looking forward to being a part of the talented group that has created amazing tools for blogging and publishing.”

Pownce launched in June 2007 and will be officially shutting down on December 15.  Leah Culver and Mike Malone will be joining the Six Apart team while Daniel Burka and Kevin Rose will become their advisers.