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  • Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian To Disrupt New York

    Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian To Disrupt New York

    It’s official. With Reddit cofounder and YC advisor Alexis Ohanian on the speaker roster, TC Disrupt New York is going to be r/awesome. Read More

  • Reddit Now Lets Other Sites Embed User Comments

    Reddit Now Lets Other Sites Embed User Comments

    After a few months of beta testing, Reddit has officially launched embeddable comments. Like Twitter’s embedded tweets feature, embeddable comments makes it easy for other sites to feature comments from Reddit users. Instead of cutting-and-pasting a comment or linking back to it, writers just have to click on its permalink and select “embed” for its code. Read More

  • Reddit Made $8.3M In Ad Revenue Last Year, And It Will Donate 10 Percent To Charity

    Reddit Made $8.3M In Ad Revenue Last Year, And It Will Donate 10 Percent To Charity

    About a year ago, news-sharing community Reddit announced plans to take 10 percent of its ad revenue and donate it to charity. Today it’s revealing details about how much money it’s actually donating and giving users the chance to determine where that money will go. Reddit says it brought in about $8.3 million in revenue in 2014 ($8,276,594.93 if you want to be precise). As a… Read More

  • Product Hunt Wins Best New Startup Of 2014

    Product Hunt Wins Best New Startup Of 2014

    Product Hunt, the online community where members submit and vote up the best new tech products, has been taking the industry by storm as founders, investors, early adopters and other tech enthusiasts now check the site on a daily basis. Today, the company also has the honor of winning the Crunchie award for “best new startup,” beating out runner-up Shyp to take home the trophy. Read More

  • Reddit Complied With 58% Of User Info Requests, 31% Of Takedown Notices In 2014

    Reddit Complied With 58% Of User Info Requests, 31% Of Takedown Notices In 2014

    Reddit just released its first transparency report, outlining the requests for user information and for content takedown that it received in 2014. Not surprisingly, the report doesn’t go into detail about individual requests, but it does break things down by category. It also notes how many of those requests the news and content-sharing site actually complied with and offers some… Read More

  • Foundation And Big Data

    Foundation And Big Data

    The Internet has become the world’s Sorting Hat: it identifies, and increasingly defines, the subculture(s) to which people belong. Does your Facebook feed feature Mother Jones or Fox News? The Guardian or The Telegraph? GamerGate vs Social Justice Warriors. Civil libertarians vs. terror-thumping authoritarians. r/parenting vs. r/childfree. Second Life vs. Digital Detox. Read More

  • Reddit Announces RedditNotes, A Way To Share Equity With Readers

    Reddit Announces RedditNotes, A Way To Share Equity With Readers

    Reddit, the world’s favorite repository for funny and/or pornographic images (and wide-ranging discussions on almost any topic), has announced a RedditNotes initiative, a method to give equity to the site’s readers using a lottery method. Read More

  • CrowdSolve Wants To Give Serial’s Legion Of Armchair Detectives A Crime-Solving Platform

    CrowdSolve Wants To Give Serial’s Legion Of Armchair Detectives A Crime-Solving Platform

    A new project called CrowdSolve debuting on Indiegogo today asks the question: What happens if you use the “wisdom of the crowd” to solve crime? It’s a marked contrast from the heroic image of the solitary detective, a la Batman or Sherlock Holmes, but one that might resonate more with our recent collective fascination with Serial, the ongoing podcast spun out of This… Read More

  • Reddit CEO Resigns, Alexis Ohanian Returns As Chairman

    Reddit CEO Resigns, Alexis Ohanian Returns As Chairman

    If there’s one constant in life, it’s change, and the fourth quarter of 2014 has brought quite a bit of change for Reddit, the massively popular aggregation site that could. So here’s some more news: Reddit CEO Yishan Wong has resigned, COO Ellen Pao has become interim CEO and co-founder Alexis Ohanian has returned to the company he founded in 2005 to fill the full-time… Read More

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