Msnbc.com acquires Holovaty's EveryBlock.com

Msnbc.com | Holovaty.com
EveryBlock will continue as an independent brand. "Joining with msnbc.com gives us the resources to turn EveryBlock from a cool, useful service into something much bigger," says EveryBlock founder Adrian Holovaty, who will keep the operation in Chicago. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. || More from Holovaty.
> Why didn't a newspaper company buy EveryBlock?
> "Holovaty is as red-hot as a techie can get"

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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