Gdgt announced on Wednesday that it has been acquired by AOL. The site was originally started by Ryan Block and Peter Rojas, two Engadget veterans. Rojas was also responsible for kicking off Gizmodo and starting Engadget.
“At AOL, gdgt will only continue to grow and evolve as the best premium destination for purchase intelligence, recommendations, user reviews, shopping data, and community-driven content about personal technology,” Ryan Block said in a blog post on gdgt on Wednesday. “gdgt’s product database (still arguably the best around, in my highly biased opinion), community (ditto), and core technologies will serve as a crucial foundation for all kinds of great new products and services we’ll be building in the coming months.”
The group is allowing users to delete their data between now and March 15th, 2013 if they decide they don’t want it under AOL’s umbrella, but promises that AOL has never asked for the private user data.
Deals of the acquisition were not disclosed.