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Wired now has weblogs

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 04, 2003

Wired now has weblogs. Which irritates me because I talked to them a year and a half ago about doing a Wired weblog and they said they *legally* could do no such thing.

Reader comments

davidNov 04, 2003 at 2:28PM

I wouldn’t get too bent out of shape over it - the “kottke” brand is possibly as valuable as the “wired” brand.

pbNov 04, 2003 at 2:44PM

Why on earth would they “legally” not be able to do such a thing?

mkelleyNov 04, 2003 at 3:57PM

Wired.com and Wired are two seperate companies: wired.com (owned by lycos) and Wired (owned by Condé Nast). Maybe there was an agreement to not develop new properties with the Wired name.

offtherecordNov 04, 2003 at 4:47PM

Gold star for mkelley. You hit the nail right on the head.

genNov 04, 2003 at 8:33PM

Years late to the game and only one player?
Unimpressive.

SecretRobotNov 05, 2003 at 2:04PM

Wired News is owned by Lycos, which also owns Tripod.com, which recently unveiled their new Blog Builder tool. Lycos properties are being encouraged to add Blog Builder content to support the new product.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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