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Red Sweater acquires MarsEdit blog authoring software

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Red Sweater Software acquired MarsEdit, the popular weblog publishing software, from NewsGator Technologies, Inc. The acquisition promises an exciting future for the application, which provides an intuitive, email-like interface to the web's most popular publishing systems.

MarsEdit's simplicity and power make it the tool of choice for many of the platform's leading writers.

"Nearly every word I write for Daring Fireball is published through MarsEdit," said John Gruber, author of the popular Daring Fireball weblog. "It's a terrific tool, and I'm glad to see it in good hands. I can't wait to start pummeling Daniel with feature requests."

Daniel Jalkut, the founder of Red Sweater Software, is himself an avid blogger. "MarsEdit has long been one of my favorite applications, so it's a thrill to welcome it into the Red Sweater family of products," he said. "I am both passionate and confident about steering MarsEdit into the future."

MarsEdit makes it easy to share your thoughts with the entire world, or just with your friends. Red Sweater Software's acquisition promises even greater things for the future of MarsEdit, taking the powerful publishing platform to the next level of power and ease.

Red Sweater Software will continue to offer existing MarsEdit customers free upgrades for all 1.x releases of the product.

To read a Q&A about the acquisition with Brent Simmons and Daniel Jalkut go here.