AboutUs Buys Jyte, Works with JanRain

1/15/10Follow @gthuang

Portland, OR-based AboutUs announced this week it has acquired Jyte.com, a social website where people can make claims, vet ideas, and comment on others’. Financial terms were not given. Jyte uses RPX, the flagship technology of Portland startup JanRain that lets people use a single portable identity and login across different websites. AboutUs, which is backed by Seattle-based Voyager Capital, says it plans to implement RPX on its own site as well. Last month, JanRain announced its $3.25 million Series A round led by DFJ Frontier.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang