Blogger is a blog publishing service created by Pyra Labs and acquired by Google in 2003.In general, blogs are hosted by Google under blogspot.com subdomain. Blogger allows its users to publish blog on another server, via FTP until May 1, 2010. After that date, all blogs must be stored on Google servers, even though the user can use the address of its own web site with Custom URLs feature.
On August 23, 1999, Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs. As one of the world’s first publishing blogs, Blogger blogs play a role in popularizing the format in the world. In February 2003, Pyra Labs acquired by Google, Blogger made a number of premium features that Pyra Labs previously commercialized into a completely free service. In October 2004, co-founder of Pyra Labs, Evan Williams, resigned from Google.
In 2004, Google bought Picasa, and integrate it with Blogger so that Picasa users can publish a collection of his photos to his blog site.
On May 9, 2004, Blogger introduced some major changes on his blog publishing system, adding features such as templates that meet web standards, individual archive pages for each post and comments, as well as features posts via email.
On August 14, 2006, Blogger launched its latest version in beta, code-named “Invader”. This latest version of Blogger users migrate to Google’s servers and adds some new features. In December 2006, the new version is out of beta stage. May 2007, Blogger finished migrating all data users to Google’s servers.