President Chris Alden and CTO Aaron Emigh Join Six Apart Team to Lead Charge on Movable Type and Core Technologies
San Francisco, CA —September 6, 2006—Six Apart, the world leader in blogging software and services, today announced that it had acquired Rojo Networks for an undisclosed sum. Rojo senior executives Chris Alden and Aaron Emigh joined the Six Apart team as executive vice president and general manager of Movable Type, and executive vice president and general manager of core technologies, respectively. Six Apart intends to sell a majority interest in Rojo’s newsreader services in the coming months.
A co-founder and CEO of Red Herring Communications, as well as founder and president of Rojo Networks, Chris Alden is a pioneer of internet publishing. As EVP and GM of Movable Type, he will now oversee its continued rapid growth as the world’s leading business blogging software. Aaron Emigh, formerly CEO of CommerceFlow and CTO of Rojo Networks, comes to Six Apart with many years experience creating highly scalable, secure technology platforms and services. As EVP and GM of core technologies at Six Apart, Aaron Emigh will oversee development of its technology foundation.
“We are very pleased that Chris and Aaron are joining us,” said Barak Berkowitz, Six Apart’s CEO. “They bring outstanding experience and knowledge that will benefit all of our users, including the millions of those using TypePad, LiveJournal and Vox.”
“I’m thrilled to join the Six Apart team and look forward to building on the company’s business blogging success,” said Chris Alden, now EVP and GM of Movable Type.
About Six Apart
Six Apart Ltd. provides award-winning blogging software and services that change the way millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations connect and communicate across the world every day. Founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Ben Trott and Mena G. Trott, Six Apart has grown into a global company with its headquarters in San Francisco, CA, and offices in Europe and Japan. The company continues to lead in the blogging and social media industry with the Movable Type publishing platform, the TypePad hosted blogging service and LiveJournal, an online community organized around personal journals. In June 2006 Six Apart introduced a preview version of Vox, a hosted personal blogging service that will be publicly available in late 2006. For more information, visit us at http://www.sixapart.com/.
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