RSS and Echo.  Well the big companies have finally made their move in the weblog world with Sam Ruby being directed by IBM to take control of an emerging syndication standard…IBM is very interested in this given their longstanding and extremely lucrative relationship with the WSJ ($500m over the last three years) and other publishers.  It would be against their interest to let a simple syndication standard emerge that didn’t require lots of IBM iron and software expertise. [John Robb’s Radio Weblog]