Safari Books Online acquires web developer Threepress

Safari Books Online, the on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, has acquired Massachusetts-based Threepress Consulting Inc, makers of the Ibis Reader online EPUB reading system. The acquisition, was completed on January 1, 2012. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

As part of the acquisition, Threepress co-founders Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren and the rest of the Threepress staff will join the Safari Books Online engineering team, working from their East Coast and Bay Area locations. Daly will become the VP of Engineering while Fahlgren will assume the role of Director of Engineering.

“This acquisition is a critical step in support of all three of Safari Books Online’s key strategic initiatives: growing and strengthening our base business; developing new products and new markets; and developing truly new ways of learning online,” explained Andrew Savikas, CEO, Safari Books Online. “The Web is a very different (and much more mobile!) place than it was more than 10 years ago when Safari Books Online opened its virtual doors. These phenomenal additions to our team will help us make sure Safari Books Online will continue to be at the forefront of online reading and learning for the next 10 years and beyond.”

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