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BW: Andover.Net Acquires Slashdot

Jun 29, 1999, 09:08 (11 Talkback[s])

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"Added Resources Ensure Slashdot's Role as the Online Town Hall of the Open Source Community; Brings Andover.Net to 2.5M Unique Visitors Per Month."

"Andover.Net (, the award-winning online IT network dedicated to servicing the builders of the Internet, today announced the acquisition of Slashdot, the leading community Web site for Linux and open source news and resources. Leveraging Andover.Net's financial and technical capability, Slashdot plans to expand its news and commentary serving its community of open source enthusiasts. Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda and Jeff "Hemos" Bates will continue their creative control of the site as well as providing direction for other Linux efforts at Andover.Net. As a result of the acquisition, Andover.Net now has 2,500,000 unique visitors and 35,000,000 page impressions per month."

"Slashdot is ranked #33 in the Hot100 Tech site ranking and #1 in the Hot100 Online Magazine ranking."