Word today is that Google is buying up Seattle-based Picnik.com.
More on the Picnik blog and the Official Google Blog
You may recall we've talked about Picnik on this blog before, first in Fall 2007 when they had announced Premium features. Since then, I've enjoyed meeting CEO Jonathan Sposato at various events around town and have enjoyed watching Picnik grow.
The team has been nominated for a 2010 WTIA Industry Achievement Award-- the awards are this Thursday. Will Picnik win one last award for their online photo editing software as Bitnik, Inc? Certainly the acquisition will be the talk of the town for a few days.
Congratulations to the entire Picnik gang!
Updated 1:00PM: to include additional information, link to Google blog, and a look back at previous posts.
Disclosure: I have a personal relationship with a Google employee. This person didn't contribute to this -or any- report, nor would this employee probably even read this blog. *sigh*
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