Rumor: Weblogs.com Sold To Verisign

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Latest rumor, as reported on Jason Kottke’s site: Weblogs.com sold to Verisign? Note: this is different than weblogsinc.com, which WAS sold to AOL yesterday.

Dave Winer is my friend, so I can neither confirm nor deny this rumor (he owns weblogs.com and is in the air traveling right now). It sure will be interesting to see what happens in this space, though.

Weblogs.com is an important (and often ignored) piece of blog infrastructure. It’s a ping server. When I post on my blog, it pings weblogs.com 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.

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Robert Scoble is the founder of the Scobleizer blog. He works as PodTech.net’s Vice President of Media Development.

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