Portland, Ore.--Microsoft's long-time public-relations lead Waggener Edstrom, commonly known as Wagg Ed, has signed a deal to acquire Kirkland, Wash.-based wireless public relations specialist PR.com. The deal calls for Wagg Ed to purchase PR.com
for an undisclosed sum and continue to run the company under its PR.com moniker. Launched in 1996, PR.com is a 17-employee shop that represents high-growth companies with a slant toward those creating new technologies and services for wireless communications. After the acquisition, Wagg Ed will have more than 460 employees in the U.S. and Europe.