Category: Acquisitions

Trending up: Portland-based Webtrends acquires Seattle-based Widemile

In a time of free Web analytics software, they continue to build a successful Web analytics business. Successful enough to engage in M&A activity. You see, they just picked up Seattle-based Widemile.

[HTML2]Portland-based Webtrends—arguably the leading company focused on helping other companies figure out what people are doing on their Web sites—is having a renaissance of sorts. They’ve refreshed their executive team, re-engaged with the Portland tech startup community, and signed some impressive partnerships. Heck, they’ve even started a little controversy. But perhaps most impressive—especially in a time of low-cost or free Web analytics software—is the fact that they continue to build a successful Web analytics business.

How successful? Well, successful enough to engage in M&A activity. You see, they just picked up Seattle-based Widemile. Read More

Amazon acquires Portland-based Lexcycle makers of iPhone ebook app Stanza

You never know. There might be something to this whole iPhone thing and Portland.

Today, Portland-based Lexcycle was acquired by a little bookstore up in Seattle called Amazon.

“We are excited to join forces with a company that has innovated on behalf of readers for over a decade and is a pioneer in ebooks,” the company stated in a blog post. “Like Amazon, we believe there is a lot of innovation ahead for ebooks and we could not think of a better company to join during this exciting time.” Read More

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