Any Questions for Niall Kennedy

Niall Kennedy is a well known blogger, a vertical search veteran, a podcaster (with Om Malik) on the Om and Niall podsessions podcast, and a soccer coach! I will be interviewing Niall tomorrow (Fri 21st) in the late afternoon (sorry for the late notice – I only just got confirmation) for a podcast on

Niall has worked for Technorati, shopping comparison engines PriceGrabber and NexTag, institutional investment search company Callan Associates, and business services search for American Express.

Most recently, Niall has accepted a job working for Microsoft’s Windows Live Division.

And most importantly, Niall is the proud holder of an Irish passport!

As always, if you have any questions that you’d like me to ask him, feel free to leave them in the comments or emil them to me at

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7 thoughts on “Any Questions for Niall Kennedy

  1. Dennis Howlett

    As I understand it, he’s going in to do some major work on RSS – if that’s true then is this for IE7? Or is this part of a longer term strategy regarding RSS inside MSFT apps?

  2. Conn O Muineachain

    Hi Tom,

    I’m looking forward to this one. I’m a big fan of Niall’s podcasts with Om Malik.

    Niall may have some insights relevant to your recent postings on blogging for employment. I recall he posted a “syndicated resumé” in Atom format, complete with podcast enclosures, shortly before he left Technorati.

    Did he have an inkling of an offer from Microsoft before he quit Technorati? If not, I find it interesting that he had enough confidence in his own “brand”, as represented by his blog, to feel he could make that leap into the unknown.



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