Writing in a Dow Jones Newswires article, Mark Boslet suggests several web-based companies that are ripe for being bought out by other companies with "deep pockets." Boslet speculates about a number of companies. The one that caught my eye is MyFamily.com, the parent company of Ancestry.com, Genealogy.com, RootsWeb, and several other genealogy-oriented web sites.
Boslet writes: "Another is Provo, Utah-based MyFamily.com Inc., a place for creating family Web sites. The MyFamily network of sites attracted 5.7 million visitors in September, though that audience was off from 7.7 million a year earlier."
Those are interesting numbers: a 25% decline in a year? I had not heard that before and have not verified Boslet's claims. As a non-public company, MyFamily.com is not required to release such information to the public.
Boslet's speculation about an acquisition is very interesting. You can read his entire article at http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4268770.html.