Weblogs Unite to Protest Detained Iranian Blogger

OJR.com> Another journalist is detained by the Iranian government in Tehran. Seems like the same old story of a crackdown on independent media by a hard-line administration. But this time, the detainee, Sina Motallebi, is different. His roots are in print journalism, as a film critic, later covering politics for a reformist paper Ham Mihan, and the arts for Hayat-é-No (subsequently shut down).
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The Blog Herald Launched

blogherald.com> Welcome to The Blog Herald, the internets newest resource on the topic of web logs and blogging. We will strive to provide the latest and best news and views on the world of blogging from the Blog Herald and external sources.

Management by Blog?

business2.com> Sometimes the next big thing on the Net reshapes the online world (universal e-mail, a graphical browser for the Web); sometimes it evaporates upon contact with business reality (PointCast, anyone?). Wise companies explore new trends cautiously, and that seems to be what’s happening with weblogs.
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Blogging Plug-In Debuts in Media Fun Pack

Microsoft-Watch.com> Microsoft posted for download a bunch of Windows XP Fun Packs and PowerToys that build on top of its Windows Media 9, Movie Maker, digital photography and browsing technologies. Among the more interesting of the downloadables is the Creativity Fun Pack, which includes a blogging plug-in for Windows Media Player 9 that lets users add information about their currently playing music to their Web logs. Microsoftie Sean Alexander blogs about the blog plug-in here.

In search of clicks that make cash

vnunet.com> Consolidation among internet search engines continues. In a fortnight, Google acquired Pyra Labs, one of the driving forces in web logs or ‘blogs’, and Yahoo cemented a deal to acquire the search business of Inktomi, one of the grand old aunts of the internet indexing game.
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Blogger+Google FAQ

from blogger.com> As was reported widely, and we announced on the Blogger home page last week, Pyra Labs, the company behind Blogger, was recently acquired by Google. Understandably, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about what this means for Blogger and Blogger users. Below, we’ve put together some initial answers to many of the biggest questions. More info will be available as we figure it out. Thanks for your support as we transfer into this next exciting phase.
—The Blogger Team
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