Tomorrow's New York Times today April 15, 2001 4:40 PM   Subscribe

Tomorrow's New York Times today:

c.2001 New York Times News Service

The Trellix Corp., which lets clients like provide site-building tools and Web server space to their users, will announce Monday that it has licensed Pyra's Blogger technology for an undisclosed sum.
The free Blogger service brought Pyra plenty of attention and great press, but plans to introduce a paid version never materialized, and late last year Pyra, based in San Francisco, laid off all but one full-time employee, Evan Williams, a company co-founder. The meltdown was documented in painful detail on the personal Web logs of Pyra's staff, and Blogger fans feared the service would soon vanish.

"I've been struggling to figure out the business part,’" Williams said, adding that the agreement with Trellix would keep Blogger alive. He plans to help Trellix package Blogger functions with its other site-building tools, bringing the Web log concept to a wider audience.
Dan Bricklin, the founder and chief technical officer of Trellix and a PC industry veteran, said he was "a devout believer in the power of blogging for self-expression," and that he "didn’t want Blogger to go under."

posted by luke to General Weblog-Related at 4:40 PM (5 comments total)

Drinks are on Ev! Congrats!
posted by aaron at 5:11 PM on April 15, 2001

(Apologies for posting all of this on the front and not splitting it up. Brain fart.)
posted by luke at 5:33 PM on April 15, 2001

and late last year Pyra, based in San Francisco, laid off all but one full-time employee...

*sigh* Is the truth so hard to understand that it can't make it into these stories?

Earlier this year, everyone left...
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:44 PM on April 15, 2001

Will Blogger functionality go into Trellix' products, or will Trelix functionality be put into Blogger? Or Both? That's what I want to know.
posted by frednorman at 1:59 AM on April 16, 2001

Ev is lucky to still have an asset left to sell.

posted by lagado at 6:37 AM on April 16, 2001

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