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SAN JOSE, CA – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Magento Commerce, a market-leading commerce platform, for $1.68 billion, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. The addition of the Magento Commerce Cloud will enable commerce to be seamlessly integrated into the Adobe Experience Cloud, delivering a single platform that serves both B2B and B2C customers globally. The Magento Platform brings together digital commerce, order management and predictive intelligence into a unified commerce platform enabling shopping experiences across a wide array of industries.

Adobe is the leader in designing and delivering digital experiences through content and data. At the core of every great experience are content and data, which enable the consistent, personal, intuitive experiences consumers have come to expect. Commerce is also integral to the customer experience. Consumers and businesses now expect every interaction to be shoppable – whether on the web, mobile, social, in-product or in-store.


Magento brings Adobe Experience Cloud digital commerce enablement and order orchestration for both physical and digital goods across a range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, retail, wholesale, manufacturing and the public sector. The Magento Platform is built on proven, scalable technology supported by a vibrant community of more than 300,000 developers. The Magento partner ecosystem provides thousands of pre-built extensions, including payment, shipping, tax and logistics. This level of flexibility gives businesses the ability to quickly ramp and iterate their commerce capabilities for their unique business needs.

Current Magento customers include brands like Canon, Helly Hansen, Paul Smith and Rosetta Stone. Adobe and Magento share joint customers including Coca-Cola, Warner Music Group, Nestlé and Cathay Pacific.

“Adobe is the only company with leadership in content creation, marketing, advertising, analytics and now commerce – enabling real-time experiences across the entire customer journey,” said Brad Rencher, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Experience, Adobe. “Embedding commerce into the Adobe Experience Cloud with Magento enables Adobe to make every moment personal and every experience shoppable.”

“Adobe and Magento share a vision for the future of digital experiences that brings together Adobe’s strength in content and data with Magento’s open commerce innovation,” said Mark Lavelle, CEO, Magento. “We’re excited to join Adobe and believe this will be a great opportunity for our customers, partners and developer community.”

Upon close, Magento CEO Mark Lavelle will continue to lead the Magento team as part of Adobe’s Digital Experience business, reporting to executive vice president and general manager Brad Rencher.

The transaction, which is expected to close during the third quarter of Adobe’s 2018 fiscal year, is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently.

About Magento Commerce
Magento Commerce is a leading provider of cloud commerce innovation to merchants and brands across B2C and B2B industries. In addition to its flagship digital commerce platform, Magento Commerce boasts a strong portfolio of cloud-based omnichannel solutions that empower merchants to successfully integrate digital and physical shopping experiences. Magento Commerce is the #1 provider to the Internet Retailer Top 1000, the B2B 300 and the Top 500 Guides for Europe and Latin America. Magento Commerce is supported by a vast global network of solution and technology partners, a highly active global developer community and the largest eCommerce marketplace for extensions available for download on the Magento Marketplace. More information can be found at www.magento.com.

About Adobe
Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit www.adobe.com

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Hosting has a big impact on your eCommerce business. It affects the experience you can provide to shoppers, how much money you spend on infrastructure, and how easy it will be to grow your store as your business expands. Taking the time to choose eCommerce hosting wisely pays off in the future. You aren’t short of options, but the quality of hosting varies widely between providers. The last thing you want is to choose the wrong hosting provider and then be forced by poor performance and reliability to migrate in a few months. I’m going to talk about a few of the criteria you should keep in mind when assessing eCommerce hosting providers. But before we get to that, I want to address low-cost shared hosting — it isn’t worth the money. eCommerce applications like Magento and WooCommerce are resource hungry and low-cost shared hosting providers are not generous. It is better to spend a few more dollars a month from the start than have to move to a different provider because your hosting…
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AUSTIN, TX – Bluehost, an Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) company and top-rated web host by WordPress.org, today announced its annual Internet in Education Scholarship. Students will be asked to pitch a business idea via a written essay and the winners will be selected to receive $1,500 in scholarship funds, plus a year of free Basic Shared Hosting from Bluehost to start that business.

“Supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs is what drives the Bluehost community,” said Suhaib Zaheer, general manager, Bluehost. “We are proud to offer students the freedom to harness the web to bring their business ideas to life.”


The scholarships will be awarded to those who write the most compelling one-page essays as judged by the Bluehost marketing team.

Applications are being accepted now through 11:59PM CDT on May 30, 2018. Winners will be announced on or around June 15, 2018.

Specific information, including contest rules and essay topic can be found here: https://www.bluehost.com/blog/bluehost-news/bluehost-internet-in-education-scholarship-2018-9736

About Bluehost
Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company, is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting services, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, and more. Built on open source technology, Bluehost designs and operates its own servers, develops innovative new internet technologies, and actively supports and participates in the open source community. For more information, visit www.bluehost.com.

About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) (em)Powers millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to enhance their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, Domain.com and SiteBuilder, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs over 3,500 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

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DALLAS, TX – Server Density, a provider of proactive infrastructure monitoring for cloud, servers, and websites, is merging with StackPath, a leading secure edge services platform provider. Server Density enables users to monitor their websites and servers in the cloud or on-prem from a single console and API to easily diagnose problems, maintain uptime and maximize server performance. The service will be integrated and offered as part of the StackPath platform in the very near future.

“We’re thrilled to have Server Density become part of our company. It’s a perfect fit,” said Lance Crosby, founder, chairman and CEO of StackPath. “StackPath has the highest commitment to providing our customers frictionless services, complete visibility into their solutions, and building strong relationships with the open source community and the industry at large. Server Density has followed the same commitments as it built exceptional technologies that are second to none and grew operations at cloud scale.”


The Server Density monitoring agent is installed on millions of servers, collecting more than 12-billion metrics each day. The service has more than 100 official integrations with other solutions and platforms, processes more than 300TB of data per month and has availability probes in more than 28 different geographies. Its 1,000+ customers across 75 different countries span all sizes and industries, such as and including the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), eCommerce company Firebox, and online game platform Stormancer.

“We created Server Density out of the frustration that monitoring tools were either too expensive, too complex, or both,” David Mytton, Server Density co-founder and CEO said. “It’s gratifying to see how well our tools have been received, not only by customers, but by developers and companies that have built on the code that we’ve open sourced. My team and I are excited to bring Server Density into the StackPath platform and accelerate even more evolutionary ways to leverage these technologies.”

In addition to its monitoring service, in 2016 Server Density created HumanOps, a community that gets people talking about the human aspects of running infrastructure. Companies such as Spotify, PagerDuty, Yelp and Facebook have contributed to sharing ideas and best practices for life on call, dealing with technical debt, fatigue and stress at events around the world, including the UK, US, France, Germany, Poland and more.

“HumanOps is a brilliant and long overdue resource for cloud workers and companies. This industry is evolving faster than any before it, requiring operations of unprecedented scale and solutions at unbelievable speed,” said Mr. Crosby. “It takes its toll on people—humans don’t have a 100% uptime SLA. We’re looking forward to doing even more with HumanOps as part of StackPath.”

In December 2015, Server Density raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by SP Ventures. They previously had raised €50k from Seedcamp and funding from angel investors Christoph Janz, Dick Williams, Qamar Aziz, and others. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed. Moving forward, the Server Density team in London will serve as the core of StackPath monitoring service team and London will become StackPath’s European headquarters.

About StackPath
StackPath is a platform of secure internet services including CDN, WAF and DDoS mitigation built at the cloud’s edge. StackPath services enable developers at organizations of any size to build protection and performance into any cloud-based solution—from SaaS to web publishing, gaming, media streaming and beyond—without needing cloud security and delivery expertise of their own. More than one million customers, ranging from early-stage companies to Fortune 100 organizations, use StackPath services. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, StackPath has offices across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit stackpath.com and follow StackPath at www.fb.com/stackpathllc and www.twitter.com/stackpath.

About Server Density
Server Density offers SaaS-based scalable infrastructure monitoring to help businesses save time and money. With advanced server and website monitoring alerts, graphing tools and integrations with all major cloud service providers, Server Density’s robust and scalable solution helps businesses and IT operations teams be more responsive to issues, make their websites faster and minimize downtime. Founded by David Mytton in 2009 and based in London, Server Density monitors mission critical IT infrastructure for more than 1,000 customers.

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AUSTIN, TX – Bluehost, an Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) company and top-rated web host by WordPress.org, today announced The Natural Beauty Workshop as the Grand Prize winner of the Bluehost Spotlight Awards. The awards program was designed to shine a light on the powerful WordPress websites that Bluehost customers have created.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized for combining my years of natural skin care and online community experience on The Natural Beauty Workshop,” said Mary Helen Leonard, editor, The Natural Beauty Workshop. “The Bluehost platform enables us to serve both as a venue to share resources and information with our valued friends and customers and also provides a way for our customers to share their thoughts and feedback with us in a friendly, welcoming environment.”


The following were runners-up in the annual awards:

1st runner-up: Gluten Free Follow Me
2nd runner-up: The Newbie Investors
3rd runner-up: Kelli Dease Photography
4th runner-up: Elevate Photography

Honorable mentions were awarded to: A Change of Mind, Swoon Talent, Isaiah Design Co., The Sassy Soap Company, Amy West Travel

Entries were judged on overall creativity and originality; overall look, design, grammar, and professionalism; and the use of WordPress themes, plugins and technology. The Grand Prize winner will receive a sponsored trip to WordCamp US 2018 in Nashville, TN and one year of free Cloud or Shared web hosting with Bluehost.

“Empowering these entrepreneurs to fully harness the web has always been our mission,” said Suhaib Zaheer, general manager, Bluehost. “We are proud to reward these customers who are making a difference and chasing their passions while using our platform.”

For more information on the awards and the winners, please visit: www.bluehost.com/blog.

About Bluehost
Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company, is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting services, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, and more. Built on open source technology, Bluehost designs and operates its own servers, develops innovative new internet technologies, and actively supports and participates in the open source community. For more information, visit www.bluehost.com.

About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) (em)Powers millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to enhance their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, Domain.com and SiteBuilder, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs over 3,500 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

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LANSING, MI – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has partnered with Glew, the leader in eCommerce Analytics and Business Intelligence, to bring advanced analytics to their Managed WooCommerce hosting customers.

Included in the cost of the Managed WooCommerce Hosting plan, the added feature means that SMBs can use actionable data from their stored order information to grow their business.

“Our partnership with Glew means we can help eCommerce stores turn tons of data into actionable information. We know it will change how they do business,” said Chris Lema, VP of Products and Innovation for Liquid Web. The automatic segmentation of both customer and product data puts Glew in a class all alone and far more powerful than what most companies use to collect their data, Google Analytics.

At Liquid Web, we’re focused on Powering the Business Potential for SMBs. By partnering with Glew, we help stores monitor their marketing channels (Google Analytics, Facebook, Instagram, Adwords, etc) to see which campaigns are delivering the best ROI. Additionally, the product analytics Glew provides, helps our customers optimize inventory, velocity and profit margins.

“The best part of all of this, from our customer’s perspective, is that we’re keeping all the data mining off of their WooCommerce store, which dramatically improves performance compared to people running normal WooCommerce reports,” said Lema.

While most customers would have to pay $200-500/month for Glew.io, customers of the Managed WooCommerce Hosting platform benefit from this partnership immediately because it’s included with every plan.

Visit Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce Hosting to learn more.

To learn more about Glew, visit: https://glew.io

About Liquid Web
Liquid Web powers content, commerce and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support*. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies.

*2017 NPS Score of 66

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