VeriSign buys

Well there is plenty of money flowing around the blogging community today with VeriSign buying for a rumored $2-$5 million. is (or was) Dave Winer’s baby.

VeriSign explain their intentions for

“First, we want to see remain what it is, and maintain how it works for the long term. There’s enormous value for the ecosystem in realizing Dave’s original vision for his ping server: a free, standards-based service that is easy to use, and effective in signaling to the world at large that you’ve submitted new content into the system. Here are some attributes that we intend to preserve and extend for

1. Free
2. Open
3. Solid
4. Informative”

Found via Blog Herald, Scobleizer and Siliconbeat

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