• Sweden's Twingly To Launch Europe-Focused Blog Search Engine

    At first glance, blog search as a category is oversaturated. Ok, at second glance, too. Not only did Google enter the market directly in late 2005, they’ve also increased the rate that they index blogs and other regularly updated sites for core Google search. TechCrunch, for example, is now indexed multiple times per day by Google, and new posts are often available in a normal Google… Read More

  • Didn't Someone Tell Feedster They Were Dead?

    You don’t hear the name “Feedster” very often any more, other than the occasional joke about how they managed to execute even more poorly than Technorati. I frankly assumed they were among the walking dead – the place startups go when they don’t have pressure to shut down but don’t have enough money or human assets to do anything interesting, either. The… Read More

  • Feedster: the Friendster of Blog Search?

    Feedster’s product response to Jeremy Zawodny’s attack post was to announce improvements to the site and service yesterday. They’ve sped up search and simplified the look and feel. I don’t want to pile on, but I will. This is too little too late. Former CEO Scott Rafer now heading up Wireless Ink (very cool startup), and co-founder Scott Johnson is at his new… Read More

  • Feedster Top 500 Update

    Feedster has updated their Top 500 List of Blogs. Scott Johnson, Feedster’s CTO, writes about it here. The first list was published in August. The new list incorporates recent links and has changed substantially from the previous version. In particular, they’ve added user tagging and a tag cloud to assist in search/find. The tagging interface is in Ajax (with captcha to reduce… Read More

  • Feedster Enters Podcast Search Market

    Scott Johnson announced Feedster Podcast Search tonight on his blog. An example is here. They’ve also added a “Play Latest Episode” link to episodes to listen or download the podcast directly from Feedster. Read More

  • Feedster loses CEO, gains Investor

    Big news at Feedster. Mitsui & Co., Ltd. made an investment (size undisclosed) in Feedster today. “We are pleased to have Mitsui as an investor,” says Chris Redlitz, Feedster’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Feedster is already a market leader in blog search and content syndication. With this investment we continue to distance ourselves from the field… Read More

  • Feedster to Release new Feature?

    Somebody pointed out to me today that Tony Guntharp, a senior software engineer at Feedster (previous Feedster profile here), wrote this on his blog today: Work So I’ve been busting my ass the past few weeks getting ready for a new feature launch for work. I’ll post more updates more frequently after the 6th including screenshots and thoughts from World of Warcraft. Could be… Read More

  • Profile: Feedster

    Company: Feedster Founded: March 2003 Status: Founded by Scott Johnson in March 2003. Merged with RSS-Search founded by François Schiettecatte in June 2003. Announced Series A funding on June 2, 2005 led by Selby Venture Partners. Other investors include Omidyar Network, members of the New York Angels, Kevin Hartz, co-founder of Xoom, Joe Kraus, co-founder of Excite and Jotspot, Josh… Read More