This story was written by Rafat Ali.
Buzzr, a Drupal-based drag-and-drop CMS company, has acquired Tipzu, which allows users to launch and manage e-commerce sites based around their hobbies and interests. Buzzr, founded by Ed Sussman, the former president of Mansueto Digital, is in a private alpha, and allows users to create social-media heavy websites without the need of professional developers (competing against others like Wordpress.com, Ning, Kickapps, though the latter two focus on social networks). Tipzu, founded in 2007, will have its sites be folded into Buzzr’s platform when launched. Buzzr.com was co-founded last year by Lullabot, a Drupal consulting and education firm, Sussman, and Bond Art & Science, a user experience firm formed by the founder/CEO and former partners of Razorfish. An early demo of the new system is here.
By Rafat Ali