Tech Moves: vet takes helm at Allrecipes; Cascadia hires investment banking vet; etc.

Former vice president of e-commerce Stan Pavlovsky has been named president of, an appointment that comes after longtime exec Lisa Sharples announced that she’d be leaving the company next month. Founded in 1997, Allrecipes was acquired a year ago by magazine publisher Meredith for $175 million. “Stan has the ultimate combination of marketing… Read More

Lisa Sharples

Report: Lisa Sharples to leave in March

Lisa Sharples is stepping down as the top chef at, the popular online recipe service that was acquired 13 months ago by Meredith for $175 million. All Things D reports that Sharples notified staffers on Thursday that she will be leaving the company at the end of March to spend more time with her family…. Read More


Magazine publisher Meredith gobbles up AllRecipes for $175M has been on the auction block for several months, and now it finally has a buyer. Meredith Corp., the magazine publisher behind titles such as Eating Well, Parents and Family Circle, is buying the No. 1 online food site from Reader’s Digest Association for $175 million. “The acquisition of, the market leader in… Read More


Reader’s Digest looks to unload

Five years ago, Reader’s Digest Association gobbled up Seattle’s for about $66 million. Now, the publishing company is looking to sever the popular online Web site, selling it to the highest bidder. The news, reported today by AdWeek, comes eight days after Reader’s Digest said that it plans to sell the magazine, “Every Day with… Read More


Allrecipes buys Food Wishes, plots world domination of online food videos

Seattle-based has acquired Food Wishes, a channel of popular how-to videos from  “Chef John” Mitzewich — saying it “adds YouTube’s largest, most viewed collection of how-to food videos to the world’s largest audience of online cooks” and “further establishes as the most powerful online destination for home cooks.” The headline on the news… Read More


Allrecipes ‘Dinner Spinner’ app comes to Windows Phone

Windows Phone continues to bolster its library of apps, and for some reason Microsoft seems to be having more than its share of luck courting food-oriented ventures headquartered in its home region. Seattle-based Allrecipes today released its Dinner Spinner app for Windows, developed by the Wire Stone digital agency. The debut follows Amazon’s release of… Read More