Pownce Dies, We Called It

The death of Pownce seems to have been a big news-getter. It’s unclear why except that star-power was behind the company (Kevin Rose of Digg, Ariel Waldman, Leah Culver). As noted in the myriad of echo chamber articles here, here, here, here, here and here (left unlinked because our policy is not to link to Dave Winer – go find it yourself) – Six Apart, the company behind Movable Type, Typepad and Vox has acquired Pownce and the talent pool, and plans to close down Pownce in two weeks.

Folks, for the record, we called it multiple times before. You can keep reading Technosailor.com as we’ll always break the news a year early. ;-)

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Aaron Brazell is a Baltimore, MD-based WordPress developer, A Backend Developer . at Modern Tribe, a co-founder at WP Engine, WordPress core contributor and author. He wrote the book WordPress Bible and has been publishing on the web since 2000. You can follow him on Twitter, on his personal blog and view his photography at The Aperture Filter.