Thursday, February 17, 2005 - Sold to the New York Times

The New York Times announced today that it will purchase for $410 million from publisher Primedia. The Times, whose newspapers include The New York Times and The Boston Globe, said it will expand's content and visibility and use the site to market its products and those of its advertisers. I hope this will turn out to be good news for the Web site editors, and all of my other friends at I am thinking about you guys!
  • NY Times Explains Purchase To Analysts
  • Associated Press Article by Seth Sutel
  • Kanoodle is Battling Google for Contextual Ads

    The former executives of Sprinks, which Google purchased in October of 2003, joined smaller paid-search provider Kanoodle in 2004 and they are renewing their competition in the market for contextual ads [Article at]

    Tuesday, February 08, 2005

    Will Google Buy

    Some of you may know I was the inline skating editor for for four years, from 1999 through 2003. is about to undergo a significant change, because Primedia is selling it off to the highest bidder. AOL, Google, and Yahoo are among the five companies expected to bid by today's deadline. I have a good relationship with management and their new inline skating editor, so I am very curious to find out who the new owner will be. [Read Full Article]

    Monday, February 07, 2005

    Google Inviting Gmailers 50 at a Time

    Is Google gearing up for a full launch of Gmail in the near future? According to a Recent article cNet article: "...people using the Gmail service have found recently that the number of invitations they can send out has increased from four to 50." [Read Full Article at]