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Michael Graves /
Weblogs 2.0  —  Word is out, and it's true: VeriSign has acquired the assets of Dave Winer's  I'm sure Dave will have plenty to say on the subject, but this past year has reached a point where Dave needed to either a) invest significant capital into the development of Weblogs 2.0 …
RELATED ITEMS: sold to Verisign?  —  Boy, the scent of money is in the air these days.  The latest report is that Dave Winer has sold to Verisign (~$5 million is the figure being bandied about).  This is an interesting one because it seemed crazy (see below) when I first heard about it …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What a day!  —  These notes were written on the flight from Cincinnati to Greensboro, early yesterday evening.  —  Today was a travel day, an interesting one for sure, unique in many ways.  It was the first time I began a trip in the East Bay, and I learned a ton about getting from Berkeley to SFO for an 11AM weekday flight.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Staci /
Report: Winer Sells To Verisign : Updated at 9:05 p.m. eastern: VeriSign has officially confirmed this, on its company blog, here..more later...  Jason Kottke is reporting with a healthy amount of skepticism that Dave Winer has sold, the largest and oldest ping service, to Verisign.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Rumor: sold to Verisign  —  Latest rumor, as reported on Jason Kottke's site: sold to Verisign?  —  Note: this is different than, which WAS sold to AOL yesterday.  —  Dave Winer is my friend, so I can neither confirm nor deny this rumor …
Staci / Details Starting To Emerge; Price Tag $2 …
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
Confirmed: Verisign buys
Discussion: Techdirt
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
10 Things About Web 2.0 Conference  —  It has been quite a blur, but there were some exciting side notes which I wanted to report from Web 2.0 conference.  —  The Web 1.0 party at the House of Shields was rocking, and well it was a massive success.  You knew it was over when pretty blondes started showing up at the event.
Darren Rowse / Blog Tips at ProBlogger:
Weblogs Inc Sale to AOL Confirmed - Here's the Inside Word  —  I've just been forwarded an email which was sent from Weblogs Inc Co-Founder Brian Alvey to Weblogs Inc's bloggers.  It was sent to me by WIN blogger who wants to remain nameless.  I won't publish it in full here as its a private email …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
WeblogsInc: More  —  : I asked my friend Nick Denton whether he had comment on the WeblogsInc/AOL deal.  And he said: … : Just saw Tina Sharkey, the AOL exec who made the deal to buy WeblogsInc.  Usual "very excited" soundbites.  She says it will be run as a separate company keeping separate URLs …
Mike / Techdirt:
And Now Comes The Real Blog Bubble  —  from the so,-what's-hot-now?  dept.  —  Rafat Ali got the scoop last night, and today it's been confirmed that AOL is buying Weblogs Inc.. As others are noting this is probably a good deal for the crew at Weblogs Inc., but not necessarily such a good deal for AOL.
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
AOL to Buy Weblogs Inc.
Discussion: Alan Meckler and PR MACHINE™
Business Wire:
Post This: America Online Acquires Weblogs, Inc.
Ryan Naraine /
Microsoft Enterprise Anti-Spyware Plans Take Shape  —  Microsoft moved a step closer to becoming a key player in the Internet security business with the announcement Thursday of a new enterprise-class anti-spyware product featuring technology to thwart viruses, worms and kernel rootkits.
Discussion: and Microsoft Watch
Steve Ballmer Details Microsoft's Security Strategy
Discussion: Spyware Confidential and OpsanBlog
Jeffrey McManus:
Terry Semel at Web 2.0: "We'll Always Be More Open Than Google"  —  Terry (Yahoo!'s head honcho) just got done being interviewed by Jon Battelle at Web 2.0.  I took rough notes which I'll dump here unedited for now.  —  Update: Danny at Search Engine Watch quoted my transcript liberally …
CC in Review: Lawrence Lessig on Supporting the Commons  —  Submitted by Lawrence Lessig on 2005-10-06 10:38 AM.  —  So today, Creative Commons launches its first fund raising campaign.  Until now, we've lived on very generous grants from some very wise foundations.

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