Don’t you just love it when everyone’s after you… especially Google. Reuters is reporting that Blinkx is being eyed as a possible acquisition target by Google and News Corp.
Blinkx is listed in London’s junior AIM market, following a merger with another UK search engine firm, Autonomy.
The speculation of a possible bidding war between Google and News Corp. may have come “in anticipation of a May 24 expiry of a clause which stipulates that $50 million should be paid to Autonomy in the event of a buyout within a year of its initial share sale,” according to a Reuters report.
As I posted last April 1, my time to move has come after Splashpress Media decided not to renew my services. Others thought of that post as an April Fools joke but it’s true. My term ends at the strike of midnight today.
I asked you to continue supporting 901am.com and other Splashpress Media sites. I remain grateful to them for the opportunity. In the same way, I would like to invite you to visit me from time to time as I go back to my roots.
Let me start by saying that this is not an April Fools post.
I would like to announce that my term here at 901am.com will end by April 30 this year. Splashpress Media, the publisher of this news blog, has elected not to renew my term, so I am left with no choice but to go.
It’s been stressful running a news blog but it’s a lot fun. I have to thank the bloggers who worked with me, the readers, and Splashpress Media for publishing this.
What is in store for me when the term expires? I still do not know but one thing is sure, I will go back to my roots.
It started with a question: How can we inspire people to take action on climate change?
The answer: Ask the people of Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour.
On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour. If the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney CBD during Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year.
Performancing is about encouraging bloggers to make good blogs. And this year, Performancing is going to recognize the best blogs in the business with the first annual Performancing Blog Awards.
Starting today, you can nominate your favorite blogs or bloggers in each category. You can even nominate yourself or your own blog.
Each category will have a single winner, two runners up, and possibly some honorable mentions. Our goal is to highlight the very best that the blogosphere has to offer, and we appreciate any tips/help that the Performancing community can provide to help us make our decisions:
Official Categories For The 2007 Performancing Blog Awards:
The Best Overall Blog
The Most Influential Blogger
The Best Blog Design
The Best Blog Typography
The Best Blog Name
The Best New Blog
The Best Blog Community
The Most Improved Blog of 2007
The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of
The Best Blog Podcast
The Best Use of a Corporate Blog
The Best Video Blog
The Best Writing/Blogging Blog
The Best Science/Technology Blog
The Most Controversial Blog
The Best SEO Blog
The Best Celeb/Style Blog
The Best Business/Money Blogs
The Best Photo Blog
The Best Sports Blog
The Best Blog WebHost
The Best Family and Parenting Blog
The Best Political Blog
The Best Food/Health Blog
The Funniest Blog
The Best Travel Blog
The Best Education Blog
ZDNet reports that Marc Orchant passed away today after a massive heart attack a few days ago. Oliver Starr of BlogNation has more information. Our deepest sympathy to the family and close friends of Marc Orchant.
We are pleased to inform you that 901am is a partner blog of Mashable’s Open Web Awards. As a partner, 901am will accept nominations for the different categories. Here’s a rundown of the categories that we’re covering:
[Update: Open Web Awards is now open for voting. Simply click on the link]
To nominate, simply leave a comment on this post, with your nomination and its category. We will update you more about the Open Web Awards in the coming days. In the meantime, post your nominees in the comment section.