Webedia Acquires Blogging Platform OverBlog

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Long-standing blogging platform OverBlog has been acquired by Webedia, a French online media company, for “less than $6.9 million” (€5 million) according to L’Opinion.

OverBlog co-founder and CEO Frédéric Montagnon wrote on his blog that it’s been a long and winding road for OverBlog.

OverBlog was created ten years ago. As a reminder, the web was very different back then in 2004: Twitter and Tumblr didn’t exist, Facebook just opened for Harvard students. The Motorola Razr was the most popular phone. The year before that, Google acquired Blogger, which was also the year that the open source project called WordPress started.

In other words, it made a lot of sense to start a better blogging platform. But a couple of years after its inception, OverBlog became something slightly different and turned into a media company. Television network TF1 invested in OverBlog. Then the startup merged with Ebuzzing, Wikio and Nomao in 2010…

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