Google enters the world of blogs. Dan Gillmor’s scoop:
Google, which runs the Web’s premier search site, has purchased Pyra Labs, a San Francisco company that created some of the earliest technology for writing weblogs, the increasingly popular personal and opinion journals.
The buyout is a huge boost to an enormously diverse genre of online publishing that has begun to change the equations of online news and information.
Developers of blogging software have been finding user-friendly ways to help readers of weblogs and other information find and collect material from a variety of sites. It’s in this arena that the Google-Pyra deal may have the most implications.