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Lovely. I like the OPML import/export.

http://www.start.com/3/
Permalink KayJay 
August 3rd, 2005
Went over there
Searced for "hmm" (my favorite dummy text string)
Saw and clicked a link "Things that make you go hmm"
http://www.makeyougohmm.com/
First item: Microsoft’s Start RSS aggregator http://www.start.com/3/

Weird world.
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
August 3rd, 2005
Only saw an empty page with a search box though.
What's up with this start.com?
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
August 3rd, 2005
Wonder what they shelled out for that domain "start.com"
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
August 3rd, 2005
It's a portal for RSS feeds. Check out http://spaces.msn.com/members/startcom for more info.

As regards the cost; late 1997. It sure would have been high, but not much.

Registrant:
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
US

Domain name: START.COM

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Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
Record last updated on 10-Feb-2005.
Record expires on 20-Nov-2011.
Record created on 21-Nov-1997.

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Permalink KayJay 
August 3rd, 2005
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.start.com

Oldest archived page is a redirect to MSN.COM

http://web.archive.org/web/20001009061030/www.msn.com/
Permalink KayJay 
August 3rd, 2005
Oh, yuck.

They just don't know how to keep it simple, do they?
Permalink hoser 
August 3rd, 2005
I don't know if it's slow because it's on the front page of Slashdot, but it is slow.
I'll try again in a few days.
Permalink example 
August 3rd, 2005
It looks like Microsoft's business plan is to do whatever Google does only on a six month delay.
Permalink lumberjack 
August 4th, 2005

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