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  • 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 anyone… 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

  • Postach.io Turns An Evernote Notebook Into A Blog

    Postach.io Turns An Evernote Notebook Into A Blog

    One of the more interesting projects to emerge from Evernote’s 2013 Devcup hackathon is called Postach.io, a new blogging platform that turns your Evernote notebook into a content management system. Input Logic, the Vancouver-based company behind the now just four-week-old service, has already caught the attention of local investors, as well as Evernote, who met with the team to… Read More

  • Ev Williams: Medium Wants To Help Build A Sustainable Economic Model For Journalism

    Ev Williams: Medium Wants To Help Build A Sustainable Economic Model For Journalism

    At the Launch Conference in San Francisco today, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams took the stage to talk to conference founder Jason Calacanis about everything from his experience at Twitter and the rise of Vine to sharing his take on Google and Facebook as well as the latest from Medium, his latest effort to shape the future of digital publishing. For those unfamiliar, a serial… Read More

  • JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

    JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

    Just in time for Posterous’ closure on April 30th, a service has launched to bring Posterous blogs over to rival service, Tumblr. JustMigrate was announced the same day that Posterous unceremoniously called it quits via its blog. The service requires you to punch in your posterous URL, authorize it with Tumblr, and you’re all set. For those with multiple Tumblr blogs, granting… Read More

  • TumblPad: Tumblr Finally Releases Its Native iPad App, Sporting Enhanced Navigation & Markdown Support

    TumblPad: Tumblr Finally Releases Its Native iPad App, Sporting Enhanced Navigation & Markdown Support

    Now that Tumblr’s blackouts are behind it, the company is back to focusing on its product, particularly its mobile one. Days after adding support for Android tablets, the company has announced that it updated its iOS app, adding compatibility for both the iPad and iPad mini. Tumblr’s mobile channel is growing and, by the way, has recently helped to propel the blogging platform… Read More