NYT confirms Blogrunner deal

Martin Nisenholtz of the NY Times has confirmed to PaidContent that they bought BlogRunner last year. I met the guy behind BlogRunner, Philippe Lourier, in New York last spring, and he’s very smart, and BlogRunner is great. Good luck to him:

From the interview: “We [also] acquired BlogRunner last year, which is a news aggregator. We discovered it on the Web because the guy who was running it created the Annotated Times. The site took the blogosphere and organizes it by article content, so if the top story in NYTimes is about social security, then it would take all the conversation around that on the Web and organize that. It creates this nexus of content and community which we think is very powerful. We are taking that and we are adding that back into our website.”