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  • “Who’s Viewed Your Posts?” LinkedIn Adds Analytics To Its Publishing Platform

    “Who’s Viewed Your Posts?” LinkedIn Adds Analytics To Its Publishing Platform

    LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, has been on a mission to add different services to its platform to expand the ways that people use it beyond looking for jobs and basic networking. One of these, a publishing platform for people to write and share blog posts about work life and other professional subjects, is today getting a boost: a new analytics tool so… Read More

  • Medium Goes After Tumblr With Changes That Encourage Shorter Posts

    Medium Goes After Tumblr With Changes That Encourage Shorter Posts

    Only a month ago, Tumblr upgraded its writing interface to better compete with newer blogging platform Medium, best known for its long-form content. Today, Medium is turning the tables and moving into Tumblr’s territory instead with a series of changes that encourage writers to share stories of any length – even shorter posts and incomplete thoughts. Read More

  • Automattic Buys UK’s Code For The People To Build Out Its WordPress VIP Enterprise Business

    Automattic Buys UK’s Code For The People To Build Out Its WordPress VIP Enterprise Business

    Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress blogging platform, has acquired a startup in the UK to build out its VIP enterprise operations internationally, putting to use some of the $317 million it has raised in funding. Code For The People is a bootstrapped WordPress development agency, and while the terms of the deal are not being disclosed, Automattic is terming it an… Read More

  • A Book By Any Other Name

    A Book By Any Other Name

    In the midst of the Hachette–Amazon wars as well as the launch of Kindle Unlimited, there has been much hand-wringing about what it means to be a publisher, a writer, and a reader. One excellent piece by Laura Miller at Salon suggests that the “active readership for self-published books has agreed to go through America’s slush pile.” In other words, Amazon is letting… Read More

  • Under Ex-Googler CEO, LiveJournal Gets A Revamp, Promises New Services, Apps And More In 2014

    Under Ex-Googler CEO, LiveJournal Gets A Revamp, Promises New Services, Apps And More In 2014

    LiveJournal wants to matter again, and is making a number of changes over the course of 2014 which the company hopes will make it a more relevant social networking destination, starting with a major revamp of its homepage and user interface, rolled out into beta just yesterday. On the horizon, the company is also promising several new services as well as new mobile apps, in an overarching… Read More

  • Tumblr Now Lets You Dial A Toll-Free Number To Post Audio To Your Blog

    Tumblr Now Lets You Dial A Toll-Free Number To Post Audio To Your Blog

    Tumblr today added a new audio posting feature that lets you dial a toll-free number with your phone in order to post a short recording directly to your blog. We nearly missed the news of the addition because, in typical Tumblr fashion, the company doesn’t exactly describe the feature in detail on its blog. In fact, the post only reads, “Operators are standing by. Call… Read More

  • LinkedIn Opens Its Publishing Platform To All Members

    LinkedIn Opens Its Publishing Platform To All Members

    To date, LinkedIn has allowed a small, editorially selected group of “Influencers” like Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Barack Obama to publish their thoughts and advice to its network as long-form blog posts. Now, that changes, as LinkedIn prepares to open up access to its publishing platform to all 277 million users on its network. Read More

  • Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text

    Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text

    Memloom, a new startup launching today, is looking to find a niche somewhere in between blogging and photo-printing services, like those provided by Shutterfly. The idea is to get consumers not just to share their photos, but tell their stories, through a combination of photos, videos, audio, and text. The resulting creations appear more like magazine-style articles, which can be viewed… Read More

  • Tumblr-Endorsed Analytics Platform Union Metrics Now Free For Individuals, Affordable For Pros

    Tumblr-Endorsed Analytics Platform Union Metrics Now Free For Individuals, Affordable For Pros

    Union Metrics, providers of the first Tumblr-endorsed analytics platform for the now Yahoo-owned blog network, is upgrading its feature set today as well as introducing new lower-cost and free tiers to its service, in an effort to make Tumblr analytics more affordable to pro bloggers, small businesses and individuals. The lower cost tier will allow users to track up to three Tumblr blogs for… Read More