Another Acquisition For Automattic This Time PollDaddy

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Matt Mullenweg, of Automattic announced today that they have acquired Silgo, Ireland based PollDaddy.  Automattic as many of you know owns WordPress.  PollDaddy distributes embeddable polls and survey widgets on sites like WordPress, and is only a two man team.

Although the financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed yet, PollDaddy will be moved into Automattic’s data centers immediately.  PollDaddy will continue to operate out of Ireland.  David Lenehan, the CEO of PollDaddy states in his blog “Over the coming weeks and months this will mean our site will be a lot more stable, polls will load faster, and everything should run just the way you want it to.”

To date PollDaddy users have created over 1 million polls and have close to 200 million votes through them.  Even with several dozen poll company competitors, PollDaddy has managed to remain the choice of most bloggers.  Currently self-hosted WordPress blogs are unable to use the plug in, but do not worry….Automattic is already working on the plug in for us too.

This is one of several acquisitions they have made this year.  Prior to this, Automattic acquired IntenseDebate, Buddy Press and Gravatar.

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