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Six Aparts scores deal with Yahoo

Nice little coup for Six Apart, which has had a not-so-enjoyable past couple of months. The SF blogging company's Movable Type software is now the default blogging tool for Yahoo's web hosting services. Individuals and businesses that used Yahoo hosting could install Movable Type themselves; now the software will come pre-installed and ready to activate. Yahoo hosts about 30 million individual Web sites, the company says, so this is a pretty nifty distribution deal for Six Apart. The offering is aimed at small businesses that want to use a blog to enhance this web sites. Six Apart declined to discuss the financial terms of the deal with us.

By the way, Six Apart CEO Barak Berkowitz told us a little over a week ago that the company appears to be mostly past its technical issues with TypePad.


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Probably the folks at Y! never heard of WP !

--An avid Internet browser

InternetBrowser.org on December 12, 2005 9:11 AM
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Yes it a pretty good deal!
http://www.webhosting-rated.com

Dave on December 12, 2005 10:36 AM
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Why not WP, is doing pretty good.

http://www.webhosting-rated.com

Dave on December 12, 2005 10:38 AM
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as someone who's been managing three typepad blogs recently, i'm not so sure this was a good move for yahoo. just this morning, my stats were all weird again. i hand-counded the number of referrers to make sure i wasn't going crazy.

irina slutsky on December 12, 2005 3:07 PM
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Uggh.
I can't stand Movable Type. WordPress all the way!

Sean Hayford O'Leary on December 12, 2005 4:32 PM
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Check out the developer program for our new blogging application.

I think there there is still a lot of room for innovation in terms of blogging software.

http://developer.hotblog.com.au/

Daniel Nerezov on December 13, 2005 6:28 AM
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Turns out that Yahoo has heard of WP.
http://wordpress.org/development/2005/12/wordpress-on-yahoo/

Scott Ott on December 21, 2005 2:27 AM
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I left Typepad for WP last May & I'm happy I did. I haven't followed TP much since so I don't know precisely what type of technical problems they've had. But I'm not surprised. I've written about the TP vs. WP experience at my blog as well.

Richard Silverstein on December 23, 2005 10:05 PM
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hi

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