Talking about coincident.
I was thinking yesterday. Google has Blogger. MSN has Spaces. Yahoo has? 360°?
Yahoo had pretty much stayed out of the free blog action. Instead Yahoo provided blog hosting through its small business unit (which, I will quickly add, has really bad support).
Will Yahoo continue to stay out of free blog? It’s anyone’s guess.
My wild guess is Yahoo might snap up WordPress.
Providing free blog is not revenue lossing as one might think. We all know Google gets most of its money from ads. Yes, those little advertisements that you see on the Google search and Gmail drive what is one of the biggest market-cap stock.
And those ads are appearing on Blogger.
So Yahoo is also trying their hands on ads with Publisher Network. (Which, by the way, doesn’t accept users outside of the US.)
Will Yahoo want some free blogs to put up those ads? A big maybe.
Which brings me back to the coincident part. Look who is joining Automattic, the guys behind WordPress. (Yes, I just found out about this news.)
It still doesn’t mean anything though. A quick search shows that others had speculated Six Apart before. It didn’t happen.