In Weblog Hosting Priced to Move, Rogers Cadenhead explains that hosting the Weblogs.com refugees has turned out not to be as cost-intensive as he anticipated and that with some sponsored links he will be able to continue to host all active migrated blogs at Buzzword.com for free.
Warner Bros. dabbles in the MP3-blogging space as a p.r. strategy (paging Steve Rubel) and gets a bit burned by the experience, according to this New York Times article: Warner’s Tryst With Bloggers Hits Sour Note.
I’ll have to check out J.D.’s coverage of this story.
(nonrotting link courtesy of the userland-partnership feature, generated automatically via the New York Times Link Generator)
Farhad Manjoo chronicles Movable Type’s rise from a opular nearly free weblogging tool to a product positioning itself for the corporate market (Salon.com Technology | Blogging grows up).
As some of my readers know, my literary agency, Waterside, hosts a publishing and technology conference every spring. For years we did it in San Diego near the Waterside mothership but last year we did it in Berkeley and had such a good time we’re having it there again.
This year’s conference (Waterside: Conference 11.0) is a good opportunity for anyone who’d like to meet me or my colleagues to discuss book or other publishing ideas an opportunities relating to or making innovative use of technology.
Also, I’ll be moderating a panel on politics and technology named for my book, The Power of Many with some of the contributors to O’Reilly’s Extreme Democracy anthology, which should be fun.
Finally, I’m hoping to cram our demo room with blog and RSS and microcontent-related product demos. I’m going to call Anil to see if Six Apart might like a table to preview some of their skunkworks and I wonder if Google would like to show off some of their Blogger initiatives, or even Orkut. For that mattert, I’ll talk to some of the other YASNS makers.
More items for the to-do list.
If you’re interested in attending the conference or showing off a product in our demo room (even if it’s not directly relevant to publishing, there will be over 100 influential geek opinion leaders with minds just ripe for seeding by your latest memes) just drop me a note and we’ll work something out.
At urgreyhot, jibbajabba posts links to several versions of a slideshow for the Computers in Libraries conference on the topic urlgreyhot : Supporting enterprise knowledge management with weblogs: A weblog services roadmap.
Scott Kessler writes in Business Week that Macromedia has suffered from its acquisition of Allaire and continues to see soft demand for its products:
Macromedia’s wager was poorly timed. Some 17 months after the company bought Allaire, demand for its products is still weak and there’s no recovery in sight. In effect, the company doubled down and lost.
I suppose I’ll be able to judge this myself, indirectly, when I start to see sales data for my Dreamweaver/Fireworks book.