Our parent company, WebMediaBrands, has announced that they’re buying the Inside Network, which consists of a suite of excellent blogs and services including InsideFacebook, InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames and AppData. This is pretty awesome news for those of us in the WebMediaBrands family, because along with the acquisition comes some of the best experts on Facebook and social games in the world.
Justin Smith (pictured above), who has been running the Inside Network since it founded and has done so with no outside investment, has led his blogs with a commitment to focusing clear professional journalism and their Inside Social Games blog is bar none the best resource on the web for information about the emerging area of Facebook games. This is not to mention appdata.com, which is the premier source for statistics about Facebook application data, and has been since it launched years ago. Justin and team have collected years of data in that service, and now with this new partnership I’m sure there will be a lot of opportunities to grow that service even more.
We’ll have more information for you about lots of exciting partnerships coming soon, and I can promise you that this will lead to some of the best Facebook conferences in the country. The network of experts that extend between our blogs (AllFacebook, Social Times, AllTwitter) and these new ones is really an incredible thing, and I can’t wait to help put together some really incredible events and new services to help business navigate the rapidly evolving business of social!