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Breaking: palmit.commentary acquired by New York Times

I’m pleased to announce that palmit.commentary has been acquired by the New York Times for an undisclosed amount of (love that smell) cash.
The New York Times, smartly, rushed palmit.commentary to the top of their list of blogs to acquire. As many of you know, they just acquired the blog Freakonomics. More blog acquisitions are expected as part of the recently updated New York Times “stay relevant” business strategy. The acquisition was quick and painless – the whole transaction happened via PayPal and IM.
We’re working on integrating palmit.commmentary into the New York Times design template for acquired blogs. They said something about needing to spell-check my blog and make it look more like a newspaper but I expect to see my content on The New York Times soon. It will probably look a lot like this [[ acquired blog template]]

The Power Blogging Business Travelers Have

Blogs About Business Travel Begin to Feel the Power – New York Times
Interesting article in the New York Times about blogging business travelers and how they’re changing the industry. The author should have given Google and the other search engines (are there others ; ) some credit IMO. The industry is responding to bloggers because nobody wants a search on “Hotel Name” to include a negative blog post in the top-10 search results. I think it’s kind of cool that reviews from the fringe (de-centralized resources) have this kind of power. In the past, I’d go to Expedia or a similar service to read reviews on Hotels – now because of the power of modern search engines content from the fringe can make it into the mainstream.

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