The Lycos-Qumana deal, the view from the inside
Topic: Blogging News
Wow, what a month it has been. Our exciting news (on Lycos and Yahoo) is making its way through the Net as I write this (Thanks Toby, Lorraine, Mark, and Jeremy for early ink). Before I get into the details and my thoughts, I have some thank yous to say. First the whole Qumana and Lycos teams. A project and deal of this scale cannot be pulled off by a single person. The whole team has worked so, so hard to make this possible (and we even had a Qumana wedding too!) and I thank them so much. Now, as good as a project might be a web-related project needs, well, servers. So I'd like to give special thanks to our primary host Pair and our caching provider Akamai. They have also done extra duty and came through in the clutch when we needed them to make sure the pages got served.
So ... what does this mean for Qumana? A lot. This is huge for us. Lycos is one of those icons of the Internet. Lots of history, lots going on. We're excited to be working with them. In many ways this is an affirmation of Qumana's mission: make blogging easier and better. Beyond all the hype, beyond all the thoughts of blog bubbles and getting into debates about "what is web 2.0", this sea change we've seen over the last two years is about writing and publishing. It's about people having their say. It's about people helping to shape, expand, illustrate, and elaborate on the news of the day. And now the legions of Tripod and Anglefire, and ... oh did I mention ... Wired bloggers can create, describe, and publish easier today than they could yesterday.
This has been a busy time, but there is no time to rest on our laurels. Still lots to do. Still more ways to make things better. Still more posts to write. Time to get going on this exciting new phase.
Tags: Qumana, Lycos, Qumana-Lycos, Lycos-Qumana, blogging
Posted by tris-hussey
at 9:33 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, 5 April 2006 4:20 PM PDT