• Purch acquires small-business site

    Purch acquires small-business site

    Digital media company Purch has acquired — which, in addition to being a pretty great URL, offers advice and other content for small businesses and operates a marketplace for business products and services. Purch owns a number of product-focused sites, including Tom’s Guide and AnandTech. It raised a $135 million round last year and has continued to grow its… Read More

  • Jake Winebaum explains how cutting his teeth as a serial entrepreneur led him to launch Brighter Crunch Network

    Jake Winebaum explains how cutting his teeth as a serial entrepreneur led him to launch Brighter

    Serial entrepreneur Jake Winebaum discusses the road to launch Brighter, his dental benefits startup. Read More

  • Resource Nation Acquires Brand, Assets (With A Little Help From JMI Equity)

    Resource Nation today announced that it has acquired the brand and associated assets of, an online marketplace for business-to-business solutions. Growth equity firm JMI Equity provided an undisclosed amount of funding in support of the transaction – terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More

  • TweetUp Teams Up With, Netvibes And

    Fresh off the heels of announcing the acquisition of Android Twitter client Twidroyd and popurls, Twitter search and advertising platform operator TweetUp has signed up several new distribution partners. TweetUp will be powering its search results with four new publishers, namely, Netvibes, Farlex’s online reference sites including and… Read More

  • Sells for $350 Million has closed another chapter in its long journey from a $7.5 million million domain name bought on a hope and a prayer, selling to RH Donnelley for $350 million (WSJ reporting up to $360 million). RH Donnelley beat out Dow Jones and the New York Times during the bidding. The site had been on the block since late June and drew a lot of attention for outlandish valuations that turned… Read More

  • On The Block

    Business information directory and search enginame is for sale, reports the Wall Street Journal, and it may fetch as much as $400 million. Investment bank Credit Suisse is representing the company. The domain name was purchased for $7.5 million back in 1999. Later, the purchase was widely ridiculed – in 1997 the domain was acquired for just $150,000. Those were the days… Read More