Yahoo! has been making the news as of late with its acquisitions of all the great Web 2.0 newness. First there was Flickr, then upcoming.org, then del.icio.us, and now… no, not the Robot Co-op. Instead, we decided to pull a switcheroo and acquire something of our own, and we did right under Yahoo!’s nose.
Laboring away in Yahoo’s Dallas office was Erik Benson’s one time SXSW roommate, Bill Turner. Bill had built a great site called “Lists of Bests” and we liked it a lot! So in our bid for Web 2.0 grandeur, we’ve gone on our own acquisition spree, first buying Erik Benson’s All Consuming, and now Bill Turner’s Lists of Bests. You can read Bill’s blog post about all this on his blog.
We think they’ll make beautiful music together (along with our other sites) and we are excited to share new versions of them with you soon.
We are hard at work integrating these new sites in to the 43 Things world and adding some new Robot Co-op signature features. If you are interested in helping test the new sites, or want to be notified when they launch, head over to Lists of Bests and sign up. And congratulations, Bill Turner! Thanks for creating Lists of Bests.