TechMeme

  • Congrats Ingrid, On Your One-Year Anniversary At Techmeme

    Congrats Ingrid, On Your One-Year Anniversary At Techmeme

    Ingrid Lunden began working for Techmeme in February of 2012, after an extensive career at paidContent.org and regular freelance work for publications such as the Financial Times. Today, she celebrates her one-year anniversary with Techmeme. Ingrid is passionate about all new technology, but has specific interest in mobile, digital media, advertising. Her dedication to the intersection of… Read More

  • Three Startups Defending Democracy In America: Votizen, Memeorandum, and NationBuilder

    Three Startups Defending Democracy In America: Votizen, Memeorandum, and NationBuilder

    The USA was founded by entrepreneurs who said "England has become bloated with bureaucracy. Let's disrupt it by starting our own agile, more innovative nation." But on the country's 236th birthday, we find some democracy's machinery needs a tune up. Political news, campaigns, and voting itself require an update for the 21st century. Considering our roots, its only fitting that entrepreneurs would… Read More

  • Gabe Rivera Backstage at Disrupt

    Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera Opens Up About New Vs. Old Media

    To any member of the tech media, Techmeme is the first site you visit in the morning, and the last site you check before bed. It's a thermometer of today's news, with more context per headline than any single news source can offer. This is the beauty of aggregation, which some more traditional media outlets frown upon. But founder and CEO Gabe Rivera has been doing this since 2004, and has… Read More

  • Techmeme Pulls Out The Measuring Tape For Its Top Stories Of 2011

    Techmeme Pulls Out The Measuring Tape For Its Top Stories Of 2011

    Tis the season for annual recaps and retrospectives. And while most such lists stem from a blogger's yearning for page views during the otherwise-quiet holiday season, some lists are actually interesting — even useful. One such list comes from Techmeme, one of the best tech news aggregators on the web, which releases an annual overview of the year's top stories. The site typically generates… Read More

  • House of Cards

    House of Cards

    It's possible new media will steal a page from the VCs and the economics of the Cloud, putting these streaming deals together on multiple networks (Facebook, YouTube, Ustream, iCloud) with talent owning the rights in return for low startup costs. Spotify could fight off the independents by offering contracts directly to the artists, and team with the streaming studios to live cast sessions and… Read More

  • Techmeme Opens The Kimono On How It Chooses Headlines And Sources

    Techmeme Opens The Kimono On How It Chooses Headlines And Sources

    For many, the methodology behind how technology news aggregator Techmeme chooses sources to link to for headlines has been an enigma. But today, founder Gabe Rivera has opened the kimono a little bit on how stories are chosen to be featured on the site. So bloggers and tech journalists take note. For background, Techmeme uses a set of algorithms as well as human editors to choose and curate… Read More

  • Our Bane: The Rewriters

    TechMeme’s Gabe Rivera writes an excellent and funny post about the very big difference between aggregators and rewriters. Worth the read. Read More

  • Eventually, One Of These Updates Will Make Google News Not Suck At Tech News, Right?

    Eventually, One Of These Updates Will Make Google News Not Suck At Tech News, Right?

    For as long as I can remember, there has been one constant in tech news: Google News sucks at it. Now, that's not entirely fair since Google News doesn't actually provide any of their own content. Instead, they use the supposedly magical Google algorithms to curate others' content from around the web. Still, there's just no way around it — the product, at least for tech news, sucks. Again… Read More

  • Techmeme Becomes Jobmeme Too

    Techmeme Becomes Jobmeme Too

    How do you know times are booming in the tech sector? Techmeme just became a job board. To be clear, it will continue to be the go-to source for technology news as it has been for the past several years — but there's now a new area in the right-hand column devoted to "Who's hiring in tech". Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera writes about the new addition here, noting that "billboards suck" and… Read More

  • Techmeme Taps Twitter For Faster Headlines, Pithy Context

    Techmeme Taps Twitter For Faster Headlines, Pithy Context

    It's been no secret that for a number of years now, quite a few posts you see on this site and others come directly as a result of a tweet from someone. It usually works like this: someone tweets out a bit of information either to quickly promote it — or even better, that they probably shouldn't — and we jump all over it, adding context. But as fast as we are at that, it can still take… Read More