Oct 7, 2003

Google Acquires Genius Labs

Biz Stone joins Blogger team: There goes the blogosphere

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Oct. 7, 2003 - Google Inc. has acquired the entire staff and some of the intellectual property of Genius Labs, a Boston-based blogging entity comprised entirely of Biz Stone. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“I’m sure it’s going to mean a whole new level of greatness for Blogger, Google, and, well, let’s not kid ourselves, the world,” said Evan Williams, co-founder of Blogger.

Biz Stone was part of the founding group of the weblog community Xanga, he went on to write Blogging for New Riders, and he is working on a new, non-technical book about blogging for St. Martin’s Press. Biz will soon be taking up residence in San Francisco.

About Google
Google’s free snack and coffee program has drawn accolades from industry elite and their innovative search technologies are also very nice. Larry Page and Sergey Brin have made arrangements for Biz to be provided with at least one decent vegan meal per day (and beer on Friday). For more information, visit www.google.com.