This means that iFanboy will become a division of Graphic.ly and they’ll be integrating it into the iFanboy site. My real-life job tells me they’ll have a hurdle if they attempt to switch domains and, at the very least, some SEO migration work to do. However, this also means iFanboy should become available through the other Graphic.ly channels such as their desktop and iPhone apps.
This is also something of a talent acquisition as the iFanboy founders stay on to join the Graphic.ly team. Conor Kilpatrick and Josh Flanagan will lead content creation for iFanboy as well as look after relationships between publishers and creators. Ron Richards has the product and business development brief for the fan site.
“As community and content become more and more entwined, Graphic.ly wants to be at the forefront of the new digital comic age. By acquiring iFanboy, we become part of one of the best communities in the industry,” said Micah Baldwin, CEO and co-founder of Graphic.ly. “Working with iFanboy, we are able to take our vision to the next level and fully integrate our product into the fandom community.”
This is a done deal and they’re predicting everything will be moved over in 30 days. Good luck to everyone involved. Hope it works out well.