Verisign acquires Moreover

Like Nick Denton and David Galbraith, I can't comment on the acquisition.  What I can say is that Moreover was a pioneer in the early use of weblogs via newsblogger, news search, and content syndication via XML and RSS.  That being said, we had to make some choices when the economy cratered in 2000 and sometimes you can be too early to market before people are fully ready for what you have.  I now look forward to what Verisign will do with the combined weblogs.com/Moreover Technologies group.  As David Galbraith says, it will be interesting to watch...

I have been banging on about the importance of ping servers for a while, perhaps Versign with Moreover and Weblogs.com can do something or perhaps another startup will.

Whatever happens, the architecture of online publishing is changing and with it, the entire architecture of search - pinged instead of crawled. That is a very big deal for Google.

It has been quite a journey during the last five years, but I am glad that I had the chance to work closely with so many talented professionals like Nick Denton, Jeff Jarvis, David Galbraith, Jim Pitkow, and Angus Bankes, many of whom are helping shape the next generation web.

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3 Responses to “Verisign acquires Moreover”

  1. Juan Lopez-Valcarcel Oct 12, 2005 at 12:55 am #

    Ed,

    Congratulations on the news.
    Moreover was indeed a pioneer that helped develop the syndication technologies we enjoy today.

    In retrospect, it would be easy to argue that a lot of money was maybe left on the table when Moreover shifted its focus to enterprise applications right before the consumer news market and the advertising networks fully took-off.

    However, during the rough years of the bubble burst, it was probably a wise idea that saved the company.

    Best of luck with your current ventures, you should be proud of your track record.
    Juan

  2. john wiggins Oct 12, 2005 at 1:04 pm #

    Ed are you pleased at the way your co.As come out of moreover Iam only going by what i have read

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  1. Software Only - Oct 11, 2005

    Moreover acquired by Verisign

    Tom Foremski and Rafat Ali have both been on the story very early on, which has just been confirmed by two of the three founders of Moreover (Nick Denton and David Galbraith). So I’ll get out of my reserve and congratulate the team led by my friend Jim…

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