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GoDaddy Acquires Node.JS Powered Startup Nodejitsu

Image Source: GoDaddy

Image Source: GoDaddy

Web hosting company GoDaddy has announced that it has acquired Nodejitsu, a startup with application hosting and Node package registry services for server-side JavaScript framework Node.js. The deal amount is still undisclosed.

As part of the deal, the Nodejitsu team will continue to work on open source projects like forever, node-http-proxy, winston, primus, nconf, godot, pkgcloud, and flatiron.

“Our entire team was impressed by GoDaddy’s incredible transformation and commitment to important technologies like Node.js. We’re all thrilled to contribute and accelerate that as we deliver killer new products to millions of customers,” said Nodejitsu founder and CEO Charlie Robbins.

Started in 2010, Nodejitsu is backed by investors including Bloomberg Beta, First Round Capital, General Catalyst Partners, RRE Ventures, SV Angel, William Fink, Bob Pasker, and Lenny Pruss.

GoDaddy was launched in 1997 by chief executive officer & founder Bob Parsons. It has previously acquired companies including Med Mimi, Canary Calendar, Media temple, Ronin, AfterNic, Locu and others. The company claims to have more than 55 million domain names, 12 million customers and offers more than 40 products.

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