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We are excited to announce that we will be releasing the new TechAddress website very soon (any day now we hope!). We are finishing the final touches on the new system and website and will be flipping the switch shortly. While you wait for the new TechAddress to appear we wanted to share a couple screen shots and explanations of new features to come.
The new TechAddress will be a user-generated news, blogging and community website that is built on WordPress’ personal publishing platform with some extra bells and whistles. It has been developed to empower maximum communication and exposure for a company’s product or service while providing a feedback, voting and opinion environment for users. If you want to post your company’s latest news, or perhaps save, comment, vote on, or share an article with a friend, then TechAddress is the place for you. Last but not least, TechAddress is 100% FREE!
TechAddress allows corporate users and invited bloggers to:
- Write and manage articles that are posted to the homepage and their dedicated profile page
- Easily edit and update articles
- Assign tags/categories to your articles
- Upload images and embed YouTube, Google or Grouper videos to your articles
- Preview your article before posting live
- Save your article as a draft and come back to finish later
- Allow or forbid comments to be posted on your articles
- Manage all previously posted articles in a dedicated area
- Display your corporate profile or blog overview in a dedicated personal link
- Display various types of information on your dedicated profile page
- Allow or forbid users to privately email you about your articles (note: email will be within your TechAddress account, not via your personal email) – Decide whether or not to receive email notifications when your articles are commented on
- Upload a personal image as well as a corporate logo to your dedicated profile page
TechAddress allows regular users to:
- Comment on articles
- Email author of article (note: authors have the ability to decline incoming emails)
- Add authors or articles to your hotlist (note: hotlist is a destination in your account that displays specific articles you have saved or authors you are tracking) – Vote for or against posted articles
- Share an article with a friend of a non-TechAddress user
- Sort articles on homepage by most recent or most popular
- Search for articles by keyword or tag/category label
- Search for comments by keyword, URL, or author
- View all comments posted against all articles
- View only your comments posted against articles
- Privately email authors of articles
We look forward to your feedback and thank you for visiting and participating in TechAddress!
Well, Michael Arrington, editor of the leading weblog TechCrunch, has done it again. He has broke an exciting, industry specific story before anyone else, including Google News and Yahoo! News. Impressive to say the least. TechCrunch has just announced that Six Apart has acquired Rojo.
Mr. Arrington reports that:
“Blogging platform company Six Apart will announce this morning that it has acquired Rojo, a feed reader and search engine that competes with Bloglines and other companies.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but our assumption was that this a less than $5 million deal. Six Apart is not planning on continuing to build out the core Rojo products. In the press release (sorry no link available yet), Six Apart says “Six Apart intends to sell a majority interest in Rojo’s newsreader services in the coming months,” meaning they will become a minority stockholder of the service. Rojo founder and CEO Chris Alden and CTO Aaron Emigh will joing Six Apart’s executive team.
This deal brings to a close the long saga of the Rojo story. The company was founded in June 2003, launched in October 2004 and had a stellar team of investors including TPG Ventures, BV Capital, Marc Andreessen and Ron Conway. Rojo consistently released excellent products and has a loyal core user base. Rojo had a promising start and its userbase continued to grow gradually. But the crowded and highly competitive feed reader space, dominated by Bloglines, Newsgator and others, was a tough playground to hang out in. My hope is that the Rojo product continues to iterate, it’s one of my favorite websites.
Our previous coverage of Six Apart is here, and Rojo is here. We also had a very lively discussion with executives from a number of feed readers, including Chris Alden from Rojo, in a TalkCrunch podcast a couple of months ago.”
To comment on this post by TechCrunch please visit: http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/09/06/six-apart-acquires-rojo/