Some exciting news: Natalie Glance, whom I worked with at WhizBang!Labs, Intelliseek and BuzzMetrics, has taken a new position at Google's Pittsburgh location. Natalie was the driving force behind BlogPulse - a portal to the blogosphere. BlogPulse has been responsible for many innovations (some of which have become mainstream features in a number of other sites) and provided some analytical tools which illustrated the power of social media analytics.
BlogPulse was definitely a labour of love for all those involved. BlogPulse ultimately provided significant value to both our employer and to the blog community in general and it is a testament to Natalie's vision that this skunk works project has continued since its inception over 3 years ago.
Google is lucky to have Natalie on board, and I wish her all the best in her new position.