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Six Apart acquires mobile blogging company Splashblog

Splashblog

We have just announced it, welcome on board, Splashblog.

Some blogs & press that already talk about it:

Om Malik

San Francisco Business Times

San Jose Mercury News

Bambi Francisco

James Kendrick

Webpronews

Internetnews

Geekzone

Business Wire, picked up by many sites such as Yahoo! Finance.



17,5 million French know what a blog is !

Today, Mediametrie-Nielsen announced the very first survey of blogs, which they have done using a software-spy (with the user agreement !) on 8000 computers around France. They compare the data collected using a phone survey of 12 000 people…

If you speak French, I podcasted the Internet head of Mediametrie, François-Xavier Hussherr.

Here are the numbers in October 05:

-73% of French internet users know what a blog is, 9 web user on 10 of 15-24 age know blogs.

-blogs are read by 3 web users on 10, or 6,7 million french, or 28% of French internet users

-1 on 10 have created a blog or 2 271 000 french people or 9,3% french internet users

-8 bloggers on 10 are less than 24 years old

-the three first blogging platforms

1. Skyblog

17,5% of internet users or 3 428 000 French people have read a Skyblog

2. Six Apart

11,3% of internet users or 2 212 000 French people have read a Six Apart blog (TypePad, Live Journal, U-blog)

3. Over blog

9,3% of internet users or 1 815 000 French people.

Six Apart blogs are 15 times more read than Skyblog in average per blog

-Skyrock has 3 428 000 internet readers and today they announce 3 376 941 blogs, that is around 1 reader per created blog

-Six Apart has 2 271 000 internet users who read around 150 000 Six Apart blogs in France (we don’t communicate the split per brand or the exact number so you will have to trust me on this one) which is 15 readers in average per blog and our blogs are read by 15 times more readers than Skyblog.



French Senior site Senior Planet launched blogs

Seniorplanet-1Senior Planet is a well known French Senior media on the web and they just launched their blogs. We are proud to be the technology behind 17 partners around Europe (they offer blogs in “white label” on TypePad), Neuf Telecom (FR), Turboblog (FR), Le Monde (FR), VNUNet (FR), T-Online (DE), 01 Net (FR), Europe 2 (FR), Cadres OnLine (FR), Psychologies (FR), Club-Internet (FR), Noos (FR), VTX (Switzerland), Kataweb (IT), VNUNet U.K., Sport (FR), Senior Planet (FR) and Radio Deejay (IT)



Leading Italian Radio Deejay launches blogs

DeejayRadio Deejay is #1 radio on the Youth audience in Italy and just launched their blogs. We are proud to be the technology behind 16 partners around Europe (they offer blogs in “white label” on TypePad), Neuf Telecom (FR), Turboblog (FR), Le Monde (FR), VNUNet (FR), T-Online (DE), 01 Net (FR), Europe 2 (FR), Cadres OnLine (FR), Psychologies (FR), Club-Internet (FR), Noos (FR), VTX (Switzerland), Kataweb (IT), VNUNet U.K., Sport (FR), Senior Planet (FR) and Radio Deejay (IT)



The French Sport weekly free publication launches blogs

Sport.FrThe weekly free title on sports, Sport, just launched their blogs. We are proud to be the technology behind 15 partners around Europe (they offer blogs in “white label” on TypePad), Neuf Telecom (FR), Turboblog (FR), Le Monde (FR), VNUNet (FR), T-Online (DE), 01 Net (FR), Europe 2 (FR), Cadres OnLine (FR), Psychologies (FR), Club-Internet (FR), Noos (FR), VTX (Switzerland), Kataweb (IT), VNUNet U.K. and Sport.



Brad was 18 when he thought about Live Journal

An interesting interview of Live Journal’s founder, Brad Fitzpatrick. Live Journal is one of the blog tools of Six Apart, now hosting 8,4 million weblogs.



VNUNet U.K. launches a blog service powered by TypePad

VnuukVNUNet just launched its blog service, after having launched its french one a few months ago. We are proud to be the technology behind 14 partners around Europe (they offer blogs in “white label” on TypePad), Neuf Telecom (FR), Turboblog (FR), Le Monde (FR), VNUNet (FR), T-Online (DE), 01 Net (FR), Europe 2 (FR), Cadres OnLine (FR), Psychologies (FR), Club-Internet (FR), Noos (FR), VTX (Switzerland), Kataweb (IT) and VNUNet U.K.



Movable Type 3.2 is available and free & unlimited for personal use

Movable Type 3.2 was launched in English tonight, the free version is now unlimited in number of blogs and authors.

It is a big release, including:

* Vastly improved installation and upgrade

* Unlimited blogs for all

* Special $30 discount for Personal Edition

* All your blogs in one place

* The best community management

* Find what you need

* Smart new styles

* A new generation of plugins

* The best support in the business

* Professional backing

It is widely adopted by european businesses as well, here are a few french references: Alcaltel, L’Express, Elenbi, GlaxoSmithKline, PC Expert, Michel-Edouard Leclerc and many.

 Photos Uncategorized 26082005001We are in fact currently with our partner Singapour in Paris with Guillaume, Valérie and Cécile helping them setting up a first 3.2 weblog for one of their large customer.

Thanks Guillaume for this unexpected gift, an Apple Mightymouse, I will try as soon as I am back in the office and thank you also for giving me the occasion to land on your cactus during the demo, I guess you wanted me to remember this meeting for a long time :-p



Six Apart partners with Pointblog to blog the Apple Expo

 Past Aelive2005We’re very excited to partner with Pointblog (one of France’s top weblog that follows the blogosphere) and the Apple Expo (September 20-24 in Paris) to launch AELive 2005, a dedicated blog. Pointblog’s editorial team will cover the event as well as independent bloggers who will be invited to join forces. It is a great way to follow what’s happening in one of Apple’s most popular event in the World. Unfortunately I think the initiative is French only at this year.