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  • Tumblr Takes On Medium With Upgrades To Its Writing Interface And More

    Tumblr Takes On Medium With Upgrades To Its Writing Interface And More

    Starting today, Tumblr is rolling out a series of updates to its online blogging platform designed to make the service more attractive and useful for content creators, and specifically for those writing long-form content. The move comes at a time when publishing platform Medium, co-founded by former Twitter CEO Evan Williams, is growing in popularity thanks to its simple and clean user… Read More

  • Medium Ventures Into Video Content With Author Interview Series Foreword

    Medium Ventures Into Video Content With Author Interview Series Foreword

    New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan wants to bring more attention to some of her favorite authors. She proposes to do that with a video series in which she gets to interview some of those writers on camera and distribute those interviews on Medium. Corrigan began filming the 12-part author interview program Foreword for Medium earlier this month. Her hope is that viewers will… Read More

  • Partners At Teehan+Lax, The Design Firm Behind Medium, Join Facebook

    Partners At Teehan+Lax, The Design Firm Behind Medium, Join Facebook

    Facebook’s Design team has picked up the partners from Teehan+Lax, the Toronto design firm responsible for the good looks and excellent UX high-profile tech startup projects including Medium. Partners and select staff small firm will be relocating from Toronto to the Bay Area as the firm itself shuts down, and will be working on various projects, with their primary stated motivation… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Slight of Hand

    Gillmor Gang: Slight of Hand

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. The new big iPhone and its younger less bigger brother hit the streets, along with the iOS refresh that will link the shipping devices to a late October iPad update and next year’s iWatch. From the redwood forests to the upper West Side, to the early morning lines snaking through the… Read More

  • Biographer Walter Isaacson And Medium CEO Ev Williams To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Biographer Walter Isaacson And Medium CEO Ev Williams To Speak At Disrupt SF

    We’re excited to announce that author Walter Isaacson and entrepreneur Ev Williams will be joining us onstage at Disrupt SF next week. Isaacson is probably best-known to TechCrunch readers as the author of the bestselling biography Steve Jobs, but he also wrote acclaimed volumes on Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. And he serves as president and CEO of the Aspen… Read More

  • Medium Super Sizes Its iOS App With An iPad Version

    Medium Super Sizes Its iOS App With An iPad Version

    Platisher (publishing platform, natch) Medium initially launched a dedicated iOS application back in March, which is designed strictly for consumption, not for writing. Medium is ripe for a mobile app, given its focus on attractively-packaged content, but the iPad was arguably a more logical initial destination. Today, the app gets an update that makes it universal, so it’s optimized… 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

  • Medium Launches Simple iPhone App That’s Just For Reading

    Medium Launches Simple iPhone App That’s Just For Reading

    Blogging platform Medium has released a simple app for the iPhone that allows users to read articles from the site. They’re presented as a feed that’s recommended for you automatically, though articles that have been recommended by people you follow feature their mug shot next to the title. Read More

  • Blogging Platform Medium Closes $25M Round Led By Greylock

    Blogging Platform Medium Closes $25M Round Led By Greylock

    According to a report by Recode, the popular blogging platform Medium has closed a $25 million round of funding led by Greylock, with participation from Google Ventures and several individual investors including Chris Sacca. This meshes with TechCrunch’s earlier reporting that Medium was looking to raise around $20 million. We also reported at the time that Greylock was a leading… Read More