Contributors, partners and friends:
I have incredible news.
Associated Content is being acquired by Yahoo!.
To our contributors, this means a world of previously unimaginable growth opportunities. As our partnership evolves, a combined Yahoo! and Associated Content will deliver increased distribution (600 million unique visitors monthly, oh my!), better performance, new tools and, more than anything, the opportunity to contribute your premium content to the web’s most powerful media company.
I am so proud of our contributors and the Associated Content staff. This is the perfect next step for all of us. As the web’s first people-powered media company, in early 2005 we set out to change the content landscape by building the best technology platform and the most prolific, talented contributor base on the web. We succeeded. In five years, over 380,000 contributors have published over 2 million articles, videos, slideshows and audio clips that together have collected over 1.75 billion page views. With Yahoo! behind us, we will shatter these records.
We’ve always had our eyes peeled for the next best thing. How can we better our technology? How can we onboard new, diverse contributors? How do we improve the quality of our content for consumers and advertisers? What’s the best way to increase distribution and, deliver higher payments to our contributors? So, when our partners at Yahoo!, THE world’s largest online media company, approached us about becoming a part of their family, our minds were piqued.. We soon realized that we had a common mission: to be the center of people’s online lives.
We’ve been promoted! We all will now be driving social media as a part of the most personally relevant online media company in the world – a media company that reaches half of the global population (yes, we’re going global!). I think we’re up for the challenge and opportunity.
Let’s do this thing!
Congrats to everyone,
PS: For more information, please see the press release and our FAQ. You should also check out the official welcome on Yahoo!'s blog.