Blogger Turned 8, Happy Birthday!

Blogger celebrated it’s eighth birthday! Blogger’s 8-year history, from Wikipedia: In August 1999, Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs. As one of the earliest dedicated blog-publishing tools, it is credited for helping popularize the format. In February 2003, Pyra Labs was acquired by Google under undisclosed terms. The acquisition allowed premium features that Pyra changed […]

Blogger celebrated it’s eighth birthday!

Blogger’s 8-year history, from Wikipedia:

  • In August 1999, Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs. As one of the earliest dedicated blog-publishing tools, it is credited for helping popularize the format.
  • In February 2003, Pyra Labs was acquired by Google under undisclosed terms. The acquisition allowed premium features that Pyra changed to be free. About a year later, Pyra Labs’ co-founder, Evan Williams, left Google.
  • In 2004, Google purchased Picasa; it integrated Picasa and its photo sharing utility Hello into Blogger, allowing users to post photos to their blogs.
  • On May 9, 2004, Blogger introduced a major redesign, adding features including CSS-compliant templates, individual archive pages for posts, comments, and posting by email.
  • On 14 August 2006, Blogger launched its latest version in beta, codenamed Invader, alongside the gold release. This migrated users to Google servers, as well including some new features.
  • In December 2006, this new version of Blogger was taken out of beta.
  • As of May 2007, Blogger has completely moved over to Google operated servers.
  • It currently hosts a huge number of blogs, ranging from the personal to those used purely for business. Some blogs get large numbers of visitors every day yet remain hosted on Blogger’s free service.
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