has been acquired by yahoo!

the sale of has been completed, and i'm proud to announce that yahoo! has acquired the service. as of right now, give or take a few minutes, yahoo! is running

this is the sort of good home that i was looking for — yahoo! obviously has the resources to run and improve in pace with the incredible growth of blogs (and syndication in general), and in talking with them it was also clear that we had some of the same vision for the future of the service and the ping/notification infrastructure.

for users of the website and the cloud interface, nothing much is changing. the service will continue to be completely open, and both yahoo! and i hope you continue to use it and help it grow.

even though i’ll no longer be operating, i'm not going to disappear from the community. i’m still very interested in blogging and syndication, and believe that will continue to have a major impact as a key player in the evolving ping and blogging infrastructure.

some people have asked about the privacy policy during the transition. yahoo! is keeping the privacy policy. the data collected on will continue to be subject to that privacy policy and you will be given the opportunity to consent to future changes.

more: some thanks for those who made this all happen.

» syndication, blogging, business,
« june 12, 2005 10:21amthanks »


woot! congrats!

» Matt (link) » june 14, 2005 2:46pm

Good to hear! I have to admit I was fearing a transfer the likes of another pinging service's (*cough*blogrolling*cough*), but I have the utmost confidence in Yahoo! Now I can breathe a sigh of relief - I won't have to recode my blogroll (which now uses xml feeds) for the second time in a year! yipee!

» geeky (link) » june 14, 2005 3:16pm

What geeky said. Sounds like an excellent match, congratulations!

» Simon Willison (link) » june 14, 2005 3:23pm

Jim, not that you're taking tech support requests anymore, but I seemed to have lost my ability to figure out new/old blogs in the firefox pane view. It used to track blogs that I had already seen by visited link color, but now they just show up as all new every time I open the sidebar tab.

» Matt (link) » june 14, 2005 4:53pm

Congrats I'm glad it was Yahoo since it wasn't me. I wish that I could have bought it. My stock isn't worth like Yahoo and Yahoo has their MoJo back. Congrats Jim.

Jim what I like about you is that you were always up front with me when I inquired to buy and you subscribed to the 'say what you mean and you do what you say' views during our discussions - hopefully others will do the same when they bring on partners.

» John Furrier (link) » june 14, 2005 5:01pm

Congrats Jim! Excellent. What's next?

» John Robb » june 14, 2005 5:14pm

Hey, Jim -- any chance you'd disclose a ballpark figure for what Yahoo! paid for

» Dossy (link) » june 14, 2005 6:19pm


» jim (link) » june 14, 2005 6:29pm

For my own curiousity -- are you choosing not to? (I assume so.) Are you contractually forbidden from doing so? (I also assume so.)

The reason I was hoping there'd be some ballpark figure is to get a post-bubble valuation of what a web property like is worth these days.

Thanks anyway, and good luck with whatever you take on, next.

» Dossy (link) » june 14, 2005 6:48pm

Ah nice, good home too!

» Dave (link) » june 14, 2005 8:56pm

Congrats jim, with your ideas and their pockets... i know i can only expect good things from this :)

» mariano (link) » june 14, 2005 11:18pm

I am really loving how Yahoo is buying things like Flickr and now and implementing more services that are feature-filled and make money that way, through upgrades and such, rather than through constant ads (old tactics). Hopefully they'll do the same with for long-term.

» Lelia Katherine Thomas (link) » june 15, 2005 2:46am



» DanHugo (link) » june 15, 2005 3:38am

Guess it was yahoo!

» XeroCool (link) » june 15, 2005 4:24am


Yahoo's getting it's mojo back in the last several months.

» macewan (link) » june 15, 2005 6:18am

Congratulations! We wish you all the best after this friendly takeover!

» theglobalchinese (link) » june 15, 2005 8:48am

cripes, way to go Jim, quite the sellout.

» albert » june 15, 2005 9:09am

um, i guess congrats are an order.

» shannon (link) » june 15, 2005 9:25am

the blogosphere is getting hot. Google will not let Yahoo! lead the way. Let's see what/who will be acquired by Google

» Jalansutera (link) » june 15, 2005 9:53am

Holy crap! Yay!

» Dan S. (link) » june 15, 2005 10:08am

Let me get my pencil out....
Darn. We were hoping to get the users.
Congratulations, I guess hard work does pay off.
Nice marriage.

I guess my email handle is going to change again. LOL

» David Barrett (link) » june 15, 2005 12:44pm

Great news - look forward to many enhancements!

» A. Seo (link) » june 15, 2005 3:27pm

Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment!

» Ben Padnos (link) » june 15, 2005 3:39pm

How much money (stock)? C'mon everyone wants to know....

» Jay Fowler (link) » june 15, 2005 3:41pm


Congratulations. You've worked hard and the effort clearly shows. Please accept our best wishes in your many efforts to come.

Brian Humphrey
Public Information Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

» LAFD News & Information (link) » june 16, 2005 9:43am

I wonder if they are going to integrate it into the 360 service? I haven't been a blogger long, but I like Glad to see Yahoo! fighting back!

» Irvin Owens Jr (link) » june 24, 2005 9:48am

Can't wait to see a nice tight integration with 360, Flickr, MyWeb and

» Lionel Douglas (link) » july 1, 2005 3:30pm

Nice, congrats! I would like to know how much you earned from yahoo ;).. very short and nice domain + yahoo = $$$ - :) FunPics Blog

» Mike (link) » july 21, 2005 3:13am

Congrats on the sale. I'm new to the community and I'm looking forward to seeing how will grow and evolve now that Yahoo! is in charge. Best of luck for the future of

» Domain Blog (link) » october 17, 2005 2:04am

Nice. Glad to here this.The future for looks great

» Roy (link) » november 6, 2005 7:49am

Sounds great! If a billion dollar corporation wanted to purchase a site of mine, I would be extremely happy to say the least.

» some_young_guy (link) » november 21, 2005 3:26pm

Now that search has been disabled for ... weeks? Months? ... what are we supposed to do when we want to add a new weblog to our lists?

Is there a schedule for fixing this?

What's really going on here? The situation is causing me a significant problem with my web page, because I rely on the information.

Somebody please let us know what's going on!

» Ralph (link) » november 30, 2005 7:08am

Great, Yahoo is using all now, and what are your next step?:-))

» Heinz (link) » december 12, 2005 12:40pm

Hopefully they'll do the same with for long-term

» derryl (link) » december 16, 2005 6:42am

I totally agree with what you're saying. I wish more people felt this way and took the time to express themselves. Keep up the great work.

William Taggert

» William Taggert (link) » january 22, 2006 6:25am

Congrats :)

» JS (link) » january 25, 2006 1:08pm

Ah nice, good home too!

» shopper (link) » january 26, 2006 6:12am

greetings and good luck for the new projects :-)

» vladimir (link) » february 22, 2006 4:25pm

wow this is great for exotic domain names

» Paul (link) » march 21, 2006 9:28pm

Started a new blog and saw in the referrer stats and followed the links here. Belated congrats on the sale.

» Fuzzuck (link) » march 26, 2006 11:17pm

congrats on the sale!
I'm seeing spiders on my blogs all the time.
Like other sites yahoo bought it has become more popular now and it's a great free service

» Mike (link) » june 18, 2006 4:58am

Congrats, and i will keep an eye on the new home :)

» Hans (link) » july 23, 2006 12:36am

Is there a schedule for fixing this?

» gold (link) » november 11, 2006 5:46pm

Congratulations on your transaction! It has to be very Satisfying!

» jim (link) » november 14, 2006 5:22am


Thats great news !

When is the bounce back happening and can we expect any new features to add.

» Rocky (link) » october 24, 2007 5:18am


I'm new to blogging and followed the link to from an article on blogging. Most of the recommended resources are no longer online, so I felt happy to see that this service still exists. I use a non-standard blog on my site and wanted to test if it works with services which use standard technologies. So far I've found it does, so I'm happy with my software, and well, belated congrats to rhe founder of this service and to Yahoo for keeping the flame alive.

» Anthony (link) » january 29, 2008 7:00pm

doesn't look like Yahoo has done much with the site?

» James » june 21, 2008 4:02pm

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