I have used MyBlogLog for months and have the Widget here on my site. So it’s interesting to see Yahoo bought them. I wonder what that means for the little guy (like me)
Valleywag started a rumor in November that Yahoo had bought MyBlogLog – Yahoo then denied it and everybody backtracked. Another story popped up on MarketingShift early today, adding a $10 million price tag – that post was quickly pulled, suggesting that it was either incorrect or too early.
As it turns out, they were just a little too early, since Forbes has just confirmed YahooÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s purchase of MyBlogLog, the Florida-based blog communities service, for $10 million. That price doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come from Yahoo itself, but from Ã¢â‚¬Å“knowledgeable sourcesÃ¢â‚¬Â, they say. Bradley Horowitz, VP of product strategy at Yahoo, said that MyBlogLog would remain a separate entity (much like their other social acquisitions) , but youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be able to register with your Yahoo ID. The MyBlogLog communities will also be integrated with Flickr and Yahoo Answers, although Forbes isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t at all clear on what that means. MyBlogLog is currently on 45,000 blogs, according to founder Scott Rafer.