According to a tipster, social product review site gdgt will be expanding its embeddable widget offerings, which have previously included Time’s Techland blog, to a more massive scale on our sister AOL site, Engadget. A screencap of how the integration will work, above.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a guy walks into a bar. No, a guy walks into a bar with an iPhone. No, a guy walks into a bar with a next-generation iPhone disguised as a current-generation iPhone. No, a guy walks into a bar with his next-generation iPhone disguised as a current-generation iPhone and leaves it there. Okay, we’ve never heard anything like this before.
The core of gdgt, the gadget database site started last summer by former Engadget leaders Peter Rojas and Ryan Block, is its community. And online, perhaps the most important aspect of community is discussion. A new update to the service puts the focus squarely on just that.
Previously, on the homepage, you would see a list of the most discussed products and companies, general discussions… → Read More
In fact, beyond the in your face teaser promising that, “What’s next is coming now. Stay close.”, Topolsky has been tweeting teasers all night. So Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera decided to respond (below): → Read More
Did you know that Failblog serves up 22 million video views per month, and Engadget gets at least 2.3 million monthly views for its gadget videos, while Joystiq gets another 2 million? All three blogs use Viddler, which is now selling ads directly for its top content providers though its just-launched Viddler AdWorks. Advertisers can see a directory of the top three dozen video producers on… → Read More
TechCrunch is reporting that Ryan Block has plans to step down as editor of Engadget and begin a new start-up with former editor Peter Rojas. No timing has been confirmed. Writes MA: Engadget’s editor-in-chief Ryan Block will be leaving parent company AOL shortly, sources say, to launch a new startup. Partnering with him on the new company will be Peter Rojas, Engadget’s former… → Read More
Bloops. After following up on a false lead — essentially a faked internal Apple email — Engadget’s Ryan Block drove Apple stock down 2.2 percent. Let that be a lesson to all of us: just because it says @apple.com at the end of the email doesn’t mean it’s from Steve. Engadget sends Apple stock plunging on iPhone rumor [CNET] False alarm: iPhone NOT delayed until… → Read More
Can you say blogfight? UPDATE – It seems there was no line for the press, but where I was standing there sure seemed like a line. Perhaps there’s no line for people who get the PR folks attention while the rest of the journos stand quietly waiting to be checked in? → Read More