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August 23, 2004


Melissa Jane

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Typepad wouldn't let me add the address as a hyperlink, so you have to cut and paste the Red Herring article that was about Blinkx having to launch early: http://redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=10770&hed=Next+Wave:+Too+much+publicity?.

I'm using X1 right now, and I absolutely love it. Great product. I'll have to try out Blinkx and do a taste test comparing the two.

Evelyn Rodriguez

Maybe this wouldn't work for every product/service category. But the fact that Technorati - after all, this is the World Live Web's search engine - announcement was scooped on Om's blog seems fitting. It almost would have been odd if Technorati actually had gone through the traditional launch process you describe.

You do raise some good points as to how this affects other types of companies that I'm still musing on.

Matthew Podboy

Thanks for the info, Jeremy. I remember reading about blinkx on Om's blog (and by the way, I've been trying it for a few weeks now and am enjoying it so far) but I didn't know that his post disrupted their launch.


Om did the same thing to Blinkx - they were at the Business 2.0 offices, he liked their technology, so he blogged about them. It forced the company to launch earlier than they wanted to.

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