August 30th, 2007

Version Tracker acquired by CNET

Portland-based Version Tracker, which began its life a decade ago as Kurt Christensen’s list for tracking the latest Macintosh software, announced that the company has been acquired by CNET.

Kurt shares the news on the Version Tracker blog:

Today marks an important milestone for us, as we become part of the CNET family of sites. I’m really excited about this. It gives VersionTracker—and our sister sites, iPhone Atlas and MacFixIt—more resources to grow and gives us higher visibility than I could have ever imagined for our humble site. It also gives CNET a stronger presence in the Mac market than ever before. I think that says a lot about what we’ve been able to create here at TechTracker.

Response from the Version Tracker community has been mixed. Several comments express little love for CNET entering the picture.

(Hat tip Nino Marchetti)

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