NetNewsWire acquired by NewsGator
Rafat / PaidContent.org:
Exclusive: Weblogs Inc Being Bought Out By America Online : [by Rafat Ali] As usual, you read it here first: Weblogs Inc, the blog media company founded by Jason Calacanis (pictured at We Media conference today) and Brian Alvey, is being bought by America Online, paidContent.org has learned from multiple sources.
Jeff Clavier / Software Only: M&A News: AOL acquires Weblogs Inc - Wondir bought by a new Steve Case's startup
Duncan / The Blog Herald:
Gawker Media in sales talks? — OK, its an unsubstantiated rumor and comes hot off the press following following the news that AOL has bought Weblogs Inc., but I have it on good authority from someone who should know that Nick Denton's Gawker Media has been approached by News Corp …
Discussion: Blog Tips
AOL to buy Weblogs Inc. network for $25 mln-source — SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - America Online Inc. has agreed to buy Weblogs Inc. — a network of Internet diaries focused on niche topics ranging from food to gadgets — for around $25 million, a source familiar with the deal said on Wednesday.
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog:
Blog Publishing Hits the VERY Big Time With Denton/VNU Deal — Blog entrepreneur Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, has hit the really big time, and very soon, so will blog advertising. Mark my words, blog advertising prices are about to soar. And it's about time that blog influence and value unite.
Rob Hof / Business Week:
Flock, the New Browser on the Block — The latest challenger to Explorer and Firefox aims to beat the big guys by emphasizing blogging, networking, and online communities — Web browsers don't look much different than they did a decade ago, when Netscape Communications's initial stock …
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
October 12 Apple event to usher in new Power Macs, PowerBooks — October 5, 2005 - Select members of the industry and media received invitations Tuesday from Apple to a special event taking place one week from today at the California Theater in San Jose. The event, Think Secret has learned …
Fred / A VC:
Point Solutions vs End to End Solutions — I wrote this on the flight out to the Web 2.0 conference. I hope it stimulates some interesting conversations. — One of the central tenets of Web 2. thinking is that lightweight "point solutions" that can be stitched together by the consumer …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Greg Reinacker now on top of RSS empire — Don Dodge: Newsgator - Innovation Leader. — I LOVE NewsGator. — Now they have a synchronization story that goes cross platform. — Does anyone else? — Greg Reinacker just built an RSS Empire. Now it'll be interesting to see what they do with it.
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
NetNewsWire acquired by NewsGator
Google Appoints Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - October 5, 2005 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that Shirley M. Tilghman, Princeton University's President and Professor of Molecular Biology, was unanimously elected to join Google's Board of Directors.
Discussion: Infectious Greed
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
Philadelphia to Be City of Wireless Web — Philadelphia yesterday announced a plan to build the biggest municipal wireless Internet system in the nation, the latest of a growing number of cities to treat high-speed Web access as a basic municipal service like water, electricity and trash collection.
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Why WiMax Could Hit the Hotspot — The technology for delivering fast Web access over large areas could help upstart communications outfits nab share from established players — Wi-Fi has changed the way people navigate the Internet, and in record time. The technology, which is used …
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