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Old 18th July 2006, 06:12 PM
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Post VeriSign purchased for $2.3 million in cash

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In a play that helps move RSS into the mainstream, VeriSign bought and its ping service.

The announcement, made on Friday, unites the tiny company, run by Dave Winer, one of the creators of the RSS protocol, with a company that enables over 14.5 billion Internet interactions each day.

VeriSign said the goal is to provide more stable and reliable communications for the Internet's blogosphere.

"The Internet has experienced an explosion in both the number of bloggers and the number of daily RSS feeds from bloggers over the past 12 to 24 months, but the infrastructure to support that level of Internet communications has not kept pace," Mark McLaughlin, senior vice president of VeriSign's naming and directory services, said in a statement.

Neither VeriSign nor Scripting News responded to requests for comment. was the first ping server, accepting notifications when new content is posted in the RSS (define) format, then sending that information to subscribers of those sites' or blogs' RSS feeds. handles around 2 million pings each day and supports thousands of daily RSS feeds. By migrating's ping service to VeriSign's, the companies said, VeriSign will be able to offer RSS users a sturdy and "intelligent" platform.

VeriSign said it would continue to operate as an openly available service, greatly benefiting the entire blogosphere from individual bloggers to value-added feed applications, such as blog search services.

VeriSign purchased from Scripting News, the consulting company run by Dave Winer, for $2.3 million in cash.

My question is how are they making money from this , Is it that im overlooking something ?

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