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Medium lowers its paywall for Twitter users

If you’re not the paying sort, Medium has a mile-wide new hole in its paywall that might interest you. (But really, you should be the paying sort.) On Wednesday, Medium CEO and Twitter co-founde

Medium buys Bay Area mag The Bold Italic to add to its paywall

Medium is seeking to juice up its premium subscription content in its home market with the acquisition of The Bold Italic. The 10-year-old online culture magazine will go behind the $5 per month Mediu

A huge spreadsheet naming ICE employees gets yanked from GitHub and Medium

A massive database of current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees scraped from public LinkedIn profiles has been removed from the tech platforms hosting the data. The project was

Medium’s latest pivot leaves some independent media in the lurch

Medium has abruptly pulled a feature that allowed publishers to operate paywalls on its platform, leaving some independent media scrambling for alternative options to maintain a crucial source of rev

Medium is now paying partners cash bonuses for quality work

A year ago, publishing platform Medium debuted a new business model where readers could pay a monthly fee to access exclusive, curated content, and would reward participating partners by offering a re

Medium now lets anyone publish behind its paywall

Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program. That’s the program where readers can pay a monthly fee (currently $5) to acces

Medium acquires Talkshow Industries, with CEO Michael Sippey becoming Medium’s head of product

Medium has a new head of product, while the startup behind the defunct texting app Talkshow appears to be done for good. Talkshow Industries was led by Michael Sippey, who'd spent two years as vice pr

Medium launches audio versions of stories for members

Medium has launched a new feature that could add more incentive to its paid membership program: audio stories. The paid member exclusive offering will provide an audio version of every story created s

Medium debuts its paid membership subscription program

Official platform of hot takes Medium has launched its new business model: paid subscriptions, which the company said it would debut sometime this quarter at Upfront Summit back in early February. Med

Crunch Report | Tech’s Rough Day on Wall Street

Travis Kalanick quits the Trump advisory board, Domino's updates its Facebook Messenger bot in time for the Super Bowl, GoPro and Amazon have a rough day on Wall Street and Medium plans to monetize. A

Medium plans to launch a consumer subscription product this quarter

Medium CEO Ev Williams announced today at Upfront Summit that his company will launch a consumer subscription product, with the first version coming this quarter. This could help develop an additional

Crunch Report | Medium in the Hot Seat

CES 2017 kicks off, Vine edges closer to its death, Medium is shifting strategies and streamlining and Netflix's upcoming Korean TV show. All this on Crunch Report.

Medium lays off 50 employees, shuts down New York and D.C. offices

It’s not the happiest new year at social publishing platform Medium, apparently. According to a blog post from its CEO Ev Williams, also co-founder of Twitter, the well-funded startup is layi

Medium nabs Embed.ly to add to its list of publisher tools

Medium announced today that it has acquired Embed.ly to support publishers with backend APIs for embedding content. Embed.ly supports writers by providing analytics on content and customized recommend

Medium acquires Superfeedr, a real-time API that supercharges your feeds

Medium has <a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/superfeedr-thoughts/medium-acquires-superfeedr-540fdfb04ec7#.cesfik9zu">acquired</a> a small startup called <a target="_blank" href="https://supe

Evan Hansen departs Medium to become editor in chief at Periscope

More changes at publishing platform Medium: Evan Hansen, who’s been overseeing the company’s editorial strategy, is departing. Hansen joined Medium three years ago. (He was previously edi

Medium raises another $50M

Medium, the online publishing platform led by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, just announced that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding. It’s been less than a year since Medium raised a

The Awl and other indie publishers are moving to Medium

Medium is <a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/the-story/making-medium-more-powerful-for-publishers-39663413a904">releasing</a> a new <a target="_blank" href="https://publishers.medium.com/">se

Pocket Wants You To Read Ads Later Too

But these aren’t the crappy click-bait you see below lots of blog posts. “We’re being very choosy” Pocket founder Nate Weiner tells me. “We don’t want this to becom

Medium Debuts Publishing API And New Writing Features, Including Mentions

Medium unveiled a new publishing API today, as well as a roster of new publishing features to make formatting, editing, and commenting simpler.
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