Six Apart sells LiveJournal to SUP

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SixApart has sold it’s hosting blog platform, LiveJournal, to a Moscow-based company SUP (pronounced as ‘soup’). The terms were not disclosed, according to TechCruch. SUP previously the license to run and manage the Russian version of LiveJournal, where it dominates the blogging market there.

“This allows Six Apart to focus on their remaining three brands (Vox, TypePad and MoveableType),” said CEO Chris Alden to TechCrunch.

LiveJournal was created by Brad Fitzpatrick in 1999, and bought in 2005 by SixApart. Since the buyout, it has seen an increase in members, starting from 5 million to over 14 million.

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