NY Times: Deal May Freshen Up Google’s Links

My spin Here’s some more insight on the Google/Blogger deal…
News Clip: Google’s recent purchase of Pyra Labs, creators of the Blogger service for publishing the online soapboxes known as Weblogs, was a happy ending for a much-loved startup that at times seemed on the edge of collapse.
But people who follow Weblogs are curious about what Google, the world’s leading search engine, expects to gain from the deal.
The combination of Pyra and Google seems unlikely on the surface. Google helps people find information online, while Blogger helps them publish it.
People with knowledge of the deal, which gave Pyra founders and investors shares in privately held Google, say it was signed without any real plan as to how the two companies would work together. (full story)