I may be going out on a limb here, but it appears to me that either, A) Brian Gardner and Brian Clark may have teamed up to make one heck of a strong company, or B) Brian Clark and some investors now own StudioPress and some other great services/sites. Whichever is the case, congrats to Copyblogger Media LLC, as they now own StudioPress, CopyBlogger, and Scribe SEO (and some other services/sites).
From all indications, all of these services/sites are now owned by a newly formed Texas Corporation – CopyBlogger Media, LLC.
So what makes me think this? While on the StudioPress.com last night, I noticed their footer was changed to read, “StudioPress® is registered trademark of Copyblogger Media LLC”. Likewise, the footers of ScribeSeo.com, and CopyBlogger.com changed from “CopyBlogger LLC” to “CopyBlogger Media LLC”.
Brian Clark of CopyBlogger.com is in Texas. So being curious, I did a quick online check of Texas Corporation records. The results showed, “Copyblogger LLC” has been a registered entity since 2008. However, “Copyblogger Media LLC” was just registered a week ago – August 25, 2010. Coincidence? Doubtful.
Again, congrats to Copyblogger Media LLC, and whomever the shareholders may be! One heck of a company you have compiled there! I’m sure the bar will now be raised even higher within the WordPress community.
UPDATE: Sure enough, StudioPress merged with CopyBlogger, and a few other to form a new media company! Read the full release here. Congrats to Brian Gardner, Brian Clark, and all involved!