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 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 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.

Published by Ed Sim

founder boldstart ventures, over 20 years experience seeding and leading first rounds in enterprise startups, @boldstartvc, googlization of IT, SaaS 3.0, security, smart data; cherish family time + enjoy lacrosse + hockey

3 comments on “Verisign acquires Moreover”

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  2. 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.

  3. 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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