Just got this hot off the press (well, straight out of Tacky’s fingers – I just like that figure of speech!) from Tacky Central so no need to adapt their words – good to see a good bunch of people growing and covering the skateboard and snowboard scene with the quality they do…
>> Tacky Products, the largest media network for skateboarding and snowboarding in Europe acquires Nolla.net, the main source of information on the skateboard scene in Finland. Combined the two media companies cater to 1.44 million unique readers.
Former Managing Director of Nolla.net, Harri Puupponen, joins the management team at Tacky Products with special responsibility for technical development. Puupponen is a professional skateboarder and programmer.
“We are very pleased that Harri agreed to join our operations. He will give us tremendous assets having background from a mobile tech craze driven society combined with an excellent understanding of the needs of our readers. Harri’s skills will prepare us for our IMTV/Triple play (internet mobile television channeling). Nolla.net fits neatly into our portfolio and saves us plenty of work in Finland. With our love for skateboarding and snowboarding we will continue to grow throughout Europe and to provide a community, an information source and link to the outside world. Tacky is now one of the few rider owned medias left in the business” â€“ Jean Moe, Managing Director, Tacky Products.
The network now consists of eight online magazines covering Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy in local languages and content, in addition to the international site www.tackyworld.com. Expansion plans include 32 countries over time, out of which 10 are scheduled to open in 2008.
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