I just got this email from one of our Provo Labs employees:
Although it clearly needs some CSS work, http://planet.provolabs.com is now up and aggregating personal blogs from the following Provo Labs folks: * Amy Rhoads * Blake Snow * Brock Blake * Darla Seamons * Gary Thornock * Jeff Jordan * Jimmy Zimmerman * Judd Bagley * Kory Hoopes * Michael Eager * Mike Smullen * Paul Allen * Phil Burns * Trent Miskin * Tyler Jensen * Yvette Arts
Blake Snow, our resident blog expert, has analyzed the pros and cons of several different multi-user blog options. We are launching a blog network for each of our Provo Labs portfolio companies. We aren't necessarily trying to run a profitable stand-along blog network (although that has worked and will work for others) but we are trying to bake blogging into the DNA of all our companies. Anyway, here is Blake's assessment along with a link to his personal blog, Smoothharold.com.
A great article about internet acquisitions. Old media companies are putting up billions of dollars to buy high traffic web sites (MySpace, iVillage, etc.) so they can play in the new media space. This may be the best exit for internet companies for the foreseeable future. (Until sarbox regulations are lessened and the IPO market becomes practical once again.)