Technorati For Sale?… Well, I Told Ya So!

Yeah… I told ya… on July 9, 2005 in a comment on BusinessWeek’s blog.

Here is what I said:

“I just don’t see how Technorati could keep a hold on blog search. What they do is purely technical… and easy to replicate by Google and Yahoo. What’s more… the effects of G/Y’s entry into blog search would be felt literally overnight. I am not aware of anything in the business model of Technorati that may offer any kind of resistance. May be I don’t know something that the venture capital folks backing Technorati know… But, as I see it, if they haven’t already arranged the sale of Technorati to ???… it might be too late now.”

Filling in for my question marks… anyone?

My guess: IAC.

Here is where the rumor started.

Update (August 30, 2005):
For now, it seems that this may have been really a rumor only… But… in the meantime… nothing good is happening with Technorati. On the contrary, some people (starting with Kottke, and then a VC in NYC) have already declared Technorati useless. May be, my “told ya so” bragging should have concentrated on the “it might be too late now” part of my July 9, 2005 statement.

Update (August 31, 2005): Here goes Jason Calacanis too: Technorati Worthless