Pownce, a microblogging and social networking website founded by Digg founder Kevin Rose, had been acquired by Six Apart, the company behind blogging platform Movable Type, TypePad and Vox—and will be shutting down on December 15, 2008.

The announcement blog post mention very little about the shutting down, but just some notes about the Pownce team will be joining Six Apart.

The team also added the export function for Pownce users to export all existing messages, and right, that’s all. One blog post, one export link, and there goes Pownce. We’re expected to see a better Pownce in 2009. I have no idea need to be shut down for joining Six Apart.

Imagine Yahoo! shutting down if Microsoft acquired it, leaving a tiny note “we’ll come back with something much better in 2009.” Well.






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