Weblogs Inc Sale to AOL Confirmed – Here’s the Inside Word
6th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 37

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 – but here are the main ...more
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Gawker Media Potential Sale to News Corp
6th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 21

Gawker Media Potential Sale to News Corp

I just got an email from Duncan at Blog Herald that there are also rumors of Gawker Media being in talks with News Corp with the purchase of Gawker being the topic of conversation. He’s written about it at Gawker Media in Sales Talks. Unfortunately Blog Herald seems to be ...more
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AOL to Buy Weblogs Inc
6th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 18

AOL to Buy Weblogs Inc

I was just saying to a fellow blogger the other day that it will only be time before a bit blog network sells out to a bigger web entity for some massive amounts of cash. Well today seems to be that day with Threadwatch reporting that AOL is about to ...more
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Blog Adverting Moguls
6th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Blog Adverting Moguls

Interesting article over at Clickz on A Tale of Two Blog Adverting Moguls – John Battelle from Federated Media Publishing and and Philip Kaplan from Adbrite – both of whom are making a mark for themselves in Blog-vertising. ‘One is a celebrated bubble-era publisher, an Internet consultant, a book author ...more
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Do Shorter Posts = Better Posts?
5th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Do Shorter Posts = Better Posts?

Steve at Micro Persuasion asks his readers whether Shorter Posts = Better Posts? ‘Would you rather have fewer posts with more depth or frequent short posts with high value information? It’s hard to combine them (and maintain a life).’ My answer is that it depends upon a number of factors ...more
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Attention Apple – time for a PowerUpgrade
5th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Attention Apple – time for a PowerUpgrade

I really hope that this next Apple announcement event has a nice update for the PowerMac like all the rumor sites seem to be hinting about. My little powerbook has been great – but its starting to slow down and I’m looking for some more power and a larger screen. ...more
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Journalist Interviewed by Blogger
5th of October 2005 Darren Rowse

Journalist Interviewed by Blogger

Jeremy has turned the tables on a blog journalist and is interviewing them about blog over at b5media. His interview is with Nick Douglas of Blogebrity and it’s full of all kinds of interesting information on the current blog network scene.
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How to Rotate AdSense & YPN on one page
5th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 4

How to Rotate AdSense & YPN on one page

Jensense has instructions for those of you lucky enough to be in the YPN beta test who are wanting to Rotate you AdSense & YPN ads on the one page using phpAdsNew.
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Gizmodo Expands into European Languages
5th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Gizmodo Expands into European Languages

Nick Denton has announced that Gizmodo is going to be translated into six European languages: ‘Under the terms of the partnership, Gizmodo’s content will be translated from English into 6 additional languages, then augmented with local coverage for each market. Besides English, Gizmodo.com now will be available in French, German, ...more
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