Word is out, and it is true: VeriSign has acquired the assets of Dave Winer’s weblogs.com. Weblogs.com version 2.0 will be a significant improvement in performance and features, but will remain fully backwards compatible. If your publishing tools are configured to ping weblogs.com, you should not have to change anything. Everything will just continue to work, only faster, and all of the time. As we develop additional services, we’ll do our best to make sure they are easy and reliable to use in the tools of your choice. Michael Graves' full post.