Ten years after the graphical browser, Google Buys Pyra and Blogging Goes Big-Time. Weblogs are going <A HREF=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=pyra>Googling. Last night, <A HREF=http://slashdot.org/articles/03/02/16/0728230.shtml?tid=187>Google acquired Pyra Labs, the San Francisco company which created some of the earliest tools (Blogger & Blogspot) for publishing weblogs, the increasingly popular personal and opinion journals.
- MSFT, IBM & SUNW will follow suit. Targets include Radio Userland and Movable Type. Dave Winer is hoping for Bill’s call right now, but they may build not buy.
- Words from Evan Williams, Ev speaks, Doug Rushkoff, Tony Pierce, Jeff Jarvis, Anil Dash, Joho, Shelley Powers, <A HREF=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/17/technology/17GOOG.html?ex=1046149200&en=699908bfc840ed66&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE>New York Times, Gillmor’s Sunday column, Reverse Cowgirl, Nick Denton, Cory Doctorow, Matt Webb, Dan Bricklin, Forbes, and SearchEngineWatch.
- People seem to overlook Google’s first content acquisition.