Google buys

Pyra Labs, who developed the online blogging service at, has been bought by Google.

In January 2003 had over 1 million users of their free service (but apparently not as many using the paid service)

It will be interesting to see how and what Google will do with this technology and how they will roll it into their existing service offerings.

See article on here

Motorola to ship Linux-based cell phones

Motorola have announced they are going to ship Linux based cell phones including color screens, an MP3 player, a digital camera, a Java VM and a movie player (as well as being a phone 🙂

This would seem to be a blow to Microsoft’s ‘Stinger’ PocketPC Phone Edition based platform, especially coming from a large manufacturer such as Motorola.

Motorola is expecting to ship millions of units, and plans to eventually base even the low-end phones on the Linux platform.

No details on price, but theres more information here.