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Thursday, April 12, 2007

A bee in Technorati's bonnet

It's been one of those hectic days. However the following did get my attention.

  • Technorati announced it has acquired Personal Bee. It's a media collection platform and it was of interest because one of bloggers at TheGoodBlogs runs his Wripe.Net off that platform. That would be in line with their move to be more a media company than their early roots of being the next blog search phenomenon. Hopefully, it's not too late.
  • David Sifry, CEO and founder of Technorati also announced he was looking for his replacement. Having grown the company from a couple of servers in his basement into something that is representative of the new web, he has a lot to be proud of. Having 10 million unique visitors a month (I would have thought it was more) is quite an achievement. One wonders how much the board had to do with the decision, after 4 years and seeing other great acquisitions happening like YouTube, I'm sure there is some soul searching internally as to their future direction.
  • Completely unrelated, Sanyo announced that the recall of 1.3 million cellphone batteries by DoCoMo will cost the company $17 million USD. That's a lot of phones and a lot of batteries.

2 Comments:

Anonymous haydn said...

Hi Vern

I suspect the board did have something to do with it - for such a trusted brand technorati hasn't done a whole lot commercially - though you're right too what an achievement it is!

Te Shelton is a really solid commercial guy with a strong technology background .

Ted and I worked closely on developing wripe but back then wripe was seen as pure content and attracted none of the resources it needed. i think that might now change.

1:11 PM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Thanks Haydn, I'm looking forward to the next phase of Wripe.Net.

3:17 PM  

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