bloggers

  • Study: Free Stuff Won’t Convince Bloggers To Write About Your Startup

    Study: Free Stuff Won’t Convince Bloggers To Write About Your Startup

    Once upon a time a startup sent me a full gasoline can full of coffee beans. These beans, once infused by the malodorous fumes of the plastic container, were useless. The can, which was fairly small, was never used and eventually recycled. In the end, a PR company probably charged a startup $10,000 to send me and about 200 other bloggers trash. The pitch was memorable in itself but I cannot… Read More

  • Blogmutt, A Crowdsourcing Platform, Makes An Equity Offer To Its Bloggers For Hire

    Blogmutt, A Crowdsourcing Platform, Makes An Equity Offer To Its Bloggers For Hire

    The SaaS model is now for blogging, too. A new breed of companies are crowdsourcing writers to do posts for small and large businesses. Blogmutt is a bit different than the other services in this regard. It is now offering equity to its top performing writers. Read More

  • Judge: Hey Oracle and Google – Turn Over The Names Of Your Paid Bloggers

    Judge: Hey Oracle and Google – Turn Over The Names Of Your Paid Bloggers

    Oh, this is going to get juicy real quick. Judge William Alsup is demanding the names of any writers who have a paid relationship with Oracle or Google. The demand came today in the ongoing lawsuit between the two companies in their dispute over the Android OS. Read More

  • MeeBlip Community Synthesizer Is Made By Bloggers For Hackers

    Bloggers Peter Kirn and James Grahame have come up with the MeeBlip, an open source virtual analog monophonic synthesizer. How can a hardware synthesizer be a community thing? For starters you have to put it together. No soldering required but you still have to put the stuff into the enclosure. The whole idea is that the story doesn’t end when you get the synthesizer. It’s a… Read More

  • CrunchGear's own John "Sensible" Biggs makes the "What Do The Top Bloggers Drive?" list

    I’ve known John for a long, long time (7 months online, first met in real life in October) and he’s, refreshingly, not a very flashy person in light of what he’s accomplished as a seasoned blogger. Sure, he wore a suit around on the first day of CES this year but he proceeded to sit on the floor of the press room, getting cookie crumbs and a lonely meatball all over his pants. Read More

  • Blogger speed dating: Worse than watching ocelots mate

    Here’s the problem with blogging: you feel you can say anything but you’re still a nerd at heart so you get some kind of weird nerd confidence and come off as just a freak. Take this video, for example. Speeddate.com and Meebo got together to offer blogger speed dating and the results are horrifying. via TC Read More

  • Court case decides bloggers are really journalists (except Cory Doctorow)

    Gentle readers, congratulate us. We, as bloggers, are now legally protected as “journalists”. Or at least we’re getting there. Take that, legitimate press. Phillip Smith has just won an important case that sets a precedent that we’re going to use at some point. He’s a blogger. He was an angry blogger due to some bad experiences working with an eBay listing company. Read More

  • Blogging Turns Ten This Year

    Happy birthday to you, you escaped from a zoo, you look like a monkey, and you smell like one too — HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOGGING! Although difficult to pinpoint the exact moment in time that blogging’s Big Bang occured, it is widely believed to have happened about ten years ago with Jorn Barger‘s Robot Wisdom website. I’m not exactly sure how the Wall Street Journal… Read More

  • The Most Beautiful Women Bloggers in the Whole Wide World Ever

    While Vince may be a runner up in the beautiful blogger contest, we here at Crunchgear know that members of the fairer sex are usually much more attractive than a 5-foot-3 Faulkner-esque man-child in a Quix t-shirt. Sure, this is a horrible example of digg-baiting and writer Amit Agarwal should be ashamed of himself, but it’s not every day you get to see all the hotties of blogging on… Read More