updated 09:10 am EDT, Mon August 2, 2004
Lasso sold to OmniPilot
. The Lasso suite of cross platform software tools allows companies to quickly build and serve powerful data-driven Web sites. Financial terms were not disclosed. OmniPilot's CEO Chad Roll, commented on the acquisition saying, "We believe there is a substantial market opportunity to provide SME's (small-to-medium enterprises) with the ability to optimize their online presence. Lasso products provide the ability to connect any database to any Web server on any platform providing us with a solid foundation for future growth."
Blue World, founded in 1992, will close its offices in Bellevue, Washington in August 2004. Blue World's Lasso development team will be relocated to OmniPilot Software headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"OmniPilot is positioned to build upon Blue World's accomplishments over the last ten years," said Bill Doerrfeld, founder, president and CEO of Blue World Communications. "It has been a privilege helping thousands of Web professionals quickly build and serve data-driven Web sites via the Lasso product line."