The tech blog gdgt has been purchased by AOL, according to a post by its co-founder, Ryan Block:
We got to talking further and realized that gdgt, its team, its technology, and perhaps most importantly its DNA, were a natural fit for AOL’s world-class lineup of tech sites. Well, one thing led to another, and here we are. We honestly couldn’t be more excited about adding gdgt to what is easily the most powerful, influential group of technology media brands in the world.
The acquisition means that AOL is starting to dominate the tech blog world. Along with gdgt, the company now owns Engadget, TechCrunch, Joystiq and TUAW. That’s quite a nice collection.
The deal is also sweet for Block, who will now be head of product for AOL Tech Media, according to TechCrunch.