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Six Apart Acquires Design and Development Firm 601am

Long-Time Collaborators Unite to Grow Both Businesses, Enhance Customer Service and Expand Product Offerings

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/14 -- Six Apart, international provider of blogging software, has acquired 601am, a Denver-based design and development firm that has long served as a Six Apart support and services partner. Six Apart is joining forces with 601am to encourage mutual growth and to offer customers a broader range of solutions for building websites.

The two companies have an extended history of working closely together. Now, Six Apart has stepped forward to purchase 601am and take this partnership to the next level. 601am will continue to operate independently, with an influx of funds and resources for sustainable growth. This acquisition will have a number of long-term benefits for Six Apart, 601am and their clients.

Previously, Six Apart had limited contact with customers after sales and licensing, and would often commission 601am for accompanying service and support. Now that the companies are directly connected, Six Apart can provide clients with a robust package, covering the entire lifecycle of a website -- from purchase to construction to maintenance.

"Our main goal is finding the best way to serve our customers," said Nobuhiro Seki, President and CEO of Six Apart. "We are confident that acquiring 601am will help us build an in-house team with unprecedented product experience, so we can deliver everything our clients need. This includes services that go beyond Six Apart offerings as well. If a project demands working across competitors' platforms, we now have the capabilities to do so."

601am will continue to support other publishing software, including Drupal, Wordpress and Expression Engine, so it will be valuable for those customers who require cross-platform integration across large legacy enterprise environments. By acquiring 601am, Six Apart is greatly expanding its knowledge base and its ability to offer one-of-a-kind solutions for any individual or organization building a website.

Tighter collaboration between the software engineers at Six Apart and the developers at 601am will help both sides improve their products and services. By joining the people who create the software with the people who build websites using it, Six Apart can receive customer input at all stages of implementation. Additionally, 601am can provide insight on competitors' platforms. This will create a feedback loop that allows the product development teams to respond with cross-platform offerings to fit clients' needs.

This acquisition will also give Six Apart a Denver presence, providing access to a thriving technology and start-up scene full of potential partners and talent. Having a Denver office also puts Six Apart in an optimal position to adequately service West Coast clients.

To learn more about Six Apart and its award-winning products, including the flagship blogging platform Movable Type, visit http://www.sixapart.com.

About Six Apart:
Six Apart Inc. provides award-winning blogging software and services that change the way millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations connect and communicate around the world every day. Six Apart's flagship product is the Movable Type social publishing platform, dedicated to helping businesses and bloggers manage content and thrive in today's social media landscape. For more information, visit www.sixapart.com.

About 601am:
601am is a digital agency that serves the needs of marketers and publishers. Their team of designers, developers, client managers and support engineers deliver strategy, design, custom development, mobile apps and support for a diverse group of clients -- large blog networks, non-profit institutions, magazines and Fortune 500 marketers. For more information, visit http://601am.com.

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