Vox Absorbs Pownce

Breaking news from the mergers and acquisitions department in San Francisco…Six Apart has acquired Pownce.

We have been impressed not only with the vision for Pownce but the great work of Leah Culver and Mike Malone and are very happy that they will be joining us. We’re also very excited to welcome Kevin Rose and Daniel Burka as advisers to Six Apart.
For Pownce users, we are very sorry the site will be closing. We welcome you to join us on Vox – Leah and Mike are there! – and we hope the Pownce and Vox communities can come together, just as the teams have, towards a better future.

Leah Culver, who was just named one of Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Web 2.0″ says she’s pretty sad about Pownce shutting down.

I’m not so sad about the technology or the code, but about more about the people. The Pownce community meant a lot to me and I’ll really miss everyone. I’m hoping some of you, my Pownce friends, will join my Vox neighborhood or add me as a friend elsewhere.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Disc golfer. Fan of Kurt Vonnegut, community radio and wolves in the wild. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.