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More money [Mar. 15th, 2006|11:32 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Six Apart just got more money:

bling

So somebody read that and asked me, "Uh, so why is Intel investing? Are you going to get two blogs if you have a Core Duo?"

heh.
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[User Picture]From: decklin
2006-03-16 07:39 am (UTC)
There's something very odd about the phrase "blog supplier". (hey man... how much blog u need?)
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[User Picture]From: caladri
2006-03-16 07:42 am (UTC)
LiveJournal is totally notable only for being popular with teenage girls.
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[User Picture]From: jc
2006-03-16 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, none of whom'll bang me. Sad, really.
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[User Picture]From: caladri
2006-03-16 05:48 pm (UTC)
Congrats.
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[User Picture]From: bandicoot
2006-03-16 07:45 am (UTC)
I like where they seem to be going, but I hope (and assume) they're smart enough not to lose control to the vulture capitalists for short-term gains.
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2006-03-16 07:56 am (UTC)
Heh. If they had that kind of influence, I sorta wouldn't be surprised. Back when the Pentium 3 came out, they had an ActiveX control that would inspect the results of the cpuid instruction, and if you had a Pentium 3, would grant you access to some sooper-spehshul site. The site, of course, didn't rely on any special features of the chip. ;)
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From: jamesd
2006-03-16 08:10 am (UTC)
Four blogs. Don't they have hyperthreading? :)
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From: themyst
2006-03-16 08:45 am (UTC)
Congrats :-)





How Rude !!!

"..... and LiveJournal, a Web site publishing community popular with teenage girls ......"
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From: dan_erat
2006-03-16 09:14 am (UTC)

Internationally, the company is looking to expand in the corporate market in China, he said, building on early success through partners in the commercial Japanese blogging market.

Oh no, the blogosphere will be furious!

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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-03-16 09:27 am (UTC)
As far as I know, we have no interest trying to host something in China or host something ourselves for users in China.... just too many problems.

I think we're just licensing software through a distribution partner(s?) like we already do with MovableType and TypePad in other countries. Much easier.
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[User Picture]From: cloudwatcher
2006-03-16 09:48 am (UTC)
Wow. Congrats. Maybe now I can that friends list bookmarker I've been dreaming about.
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[User Picture]From: wcu
2006-03-16 10:37 am (UTC)
and LiveJournal, a Web site publishing community popular with teenage girls.



endless lols
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[User Picture]From: midendian
2006-03-16 12:13 pm (UTC)

that money is old news, but...

130 employees! Crazy.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-03-16 05:45 pm (UTC)

Re: that money is old news, but...

I know! And same office, and it's expected to keep growing ... it's gonna get tight in there really soon.
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[User Picture]From: dpb
2006-03-16 04:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, $23million. So many of these sites are started in college dorm rooms and end up as multi-million dollar companies and lose the interest of many people.

Then some college kid creates a new site and the cycle continues!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-03-16 05:47 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: erik
2006-03-16 05:04 pm (UTC)
So what's the motivation behind a company like Intel giving mad cash to 6A? Do they get a stake in the company? Is it some kind of flat "we promise to pay you back twice what you gave us once we make more money" kind of thing?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-03-16 05:44 pm (UTC)
We said "pretty please" and they said, "awww shucks, why not?" and gave it to us with no conditions whatsoever. Just that we'd "spend it wisely".

Of course they get a stake.
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[User Picture]From: kelly
2006-03-16 07:09 pm (UTC)

Welcome back to Intel

I always knew you'd be back. Those summer internships were just too special :)
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2006-03-16 09:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Welcome back to Intel

Yeah Brad, you're just like Bush, getting help from your daddy's friends all the time! Why don't you go start a war or something.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-03-16 09:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Welcome back to Intel

Now that we got so much money, we're having Haliburton build our data center. Need that $500-per-cable terrorist-proof cat-5, ya know?
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2006-03-17 06:29 am (UTC)

Re: Welcome back to Intel

Perfect for unconstitutional eavesdropping!
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2006-03-16 05:32 pm (UTC)

Congrats!

Didn't you work there for a short time?
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