Medium

  • 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

  • Designers Ditch Perfectionism For Instant Feedback With Wake

    Designers Ditch Perfectionism For Instant Feedback With Wake

    “How does this look?” That was a surprisingly difficult question to get an answer to until now. Today, Wake launches the private beta of its tool that lets design teams privately share their works in progress. Wake’s web and iOS interfaces make it super quick to post an image to a team’s Wake feed and get comments. Built by a former Facebook designer, Wake already… Read More

  • Medium Founder Ev Williams Wants Better Metrics For Online Companies

    Medium Founder Ev Williams Wants Better Metrics For Online Companies

    Ev Williams thinks Internet companies should be judged on more than just their monthly active user numbers. In an interview this morning at the CODE/Media conference, the founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium said there are other metrics those companies and their investors should be paying attention to. “I think a lot of the Internet and tech coverage of the Internet focuses on a… Read More

  • 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