xo group

  • XO Group, owner of The Knot, acquires wedding photo app Veri

    XO Group, owner of The Knot, acquires wedding photo app Veri

    XO Group has acquired Veri, a startup that allows users to automatically share photos of weddings and other important events. XO Group’s flagship property is The Knot, which has been used by 25 million couples to plan their weddings. So Veri seems like a pretty natural fit — the digital media company says it paid $3.5 million in cash for the startup. Both CEO Michael Steib… Read More

  • XO Group CEO Michael Steib Talks About Reinventing A 20-Year Old Media Company

    XO Group CEO Michael Steib Talks About Reinventing A 20-Year Old Media Company

    XO Group isn’t a company where you’d expect big, dramatic changes — after all, it was founded nearly two decades ago (with seed financing from AOL, which now owns TechCrunch), its flagship wedding planning site The Knot launched in 1997, and it went public in 1999. But CEO Michael Steib told me that the company (which also owns pregnancy site The Bump and home decorating site… Read More

  • Recipe-Finding App Gojee Quietly Gets Acquired by XO Group After Talks Stalled With Yahoo

    Recipe-Finding App Gojee Quietly Gets Acquired by XO Group After Talks Stalled With Yahoo

    Some consolidation afoot in the world of food and lifestyle properties. Gojee, a recipe aggregation site organised around big pictures, specific ingredients and themes, has quietly been acquired by XO Group, the umbrella group for women-focused sites like The Knot, The Bump, The Nest and Wedding Channel. The move comes after Gojee explored sales to several other companies, including Yahoo. Read More

  • XO Group Acquires “Ambience Search Engine” Hoppit

    XO Group Acquires “Ambience Search Engine” Hoppit

    Hoppit, a search engine that lets you find restaurants based on their atmosphere, today announced that it has been acquired by the “lifestage media” company XO Group (formerly known as “The Knot”). Hoppit will join XO Group’s lineup of wedding- and marriage-related brands, including The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, WeddingChannel.com and… Read More