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Verisign buys Dave Winer’s

October 6, 2005

Wow, it’s one acquisition after another when it comes to blogs, aggregators and RSS tools. Dave Winer, a leading technologist and RSS pioneer, sold his to Verisign for a reportedly $2 million.

Robert Scoble explains the significance of is an important (and often ignored) piece of blog infrastructure. It’s a ping server. When I post on my blog, it pings and tells it ‘something was just published.’ This lets search engines like Google/MSN/Yahoo visit. It also lets a whole raft of services be built on top of it. Most of the Blog Search engines watch this server for pings.

Source of post: B.L. Ochman’s weblog

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