Lazy Publishers Rejoice: Get Your Content From Pluck On Demand

<img alt="" />Demand Media launches <a href="">Pluck on Demand</a> tonight - a new service that will add contextually relevant content to publishing websites via an easy to u

Demand Media Buys Pluck for $75 million

Demand Media, a big buyer and operator of Internet domain name companies, completed negotiations to acquire Austin-based Pluck last night after about two months of negotiations. The price is not being

USAToday Says Traffic Way Up

Less than twelve hours after I posted that USAToday’s traffic appears to be going the wrong way, they issue a press release saying traffic is way up., recorded a 20% year-over year

USAToday's Social Network Experiment May Not Be Paying Off

When USAToday relaunched its site in March as a social network around news, I and others thought it was big news. They integrated Pluck’s new Social Media Suite, a group of social networking pro

34 More Ways to Build Your Own Social Network

A few weeks ago we posted 9 Ways to Build Your Own Social Network, a review of several hosted, do-it-yourself white label social networking solutions. Conspicuously missing from that round-up were man


USATODAY relaunched its website yesterday with a parade of new features that will add a significant social layer to the site that wasn’t there before. The website is no longer a simple hose spou

Flock Ditches Shadows Bookmarking Service

In a blog post yesterday, Flock’s Mike Dosik announced that they will no longer support the Shadows bookmarking service (Shadows is a product of Pluck) in the upcoming Flock 2.0 release. A numbe

The State of Online Feed Readers

Syndication is undoubtedly the heartbeat of the web 2.0 movement. A feed reader, the most common solution to consuming synidcated content, saves the user time by monitoring countless sites and sources

BlogBurst Can Save Big (print) Media

Pluck demo’d a new product called BlogBurst at our party last night. The service is live but Pluck has not pushed it out for publicity yet. BlogBurst is a service that takes topical content from

Shadows 1.0

I had an early peak at Shadows while it was still in beta, back in July. Shadows is a Pluck product. Last week, Pluck took the beta tag off of Shadows and released v 1.0. Dave Panos, Pluck’s CEO

Pluck Expands Product Line

Pluck (previous profiles) is quietly building a very nice suite of web 2.0 products (see Shadows as well). They announced two new products on September 12 – InSite RSS and InSite Blogging. Both

Update – Pluck (new product releases)

Company: Pluck Previous Profiles: July 16, 2005 (Pluck for Firefox), July 18, 2005 (shadows) Pluck Launched Three Product Updates: Pluck announced three product updates on August 9, 2005 – Pluck

Pluck Features the TechCrunch Feed

Pluck made TechCrunch a “featured feed” today (Link). For new subscribers (and there have been a bunch – thanks Pluck), we apologize for the slow review day today. We are still recov

Profile – Shadows

Editor’s Note: Today is Social Bookmarking day, with profiles of Simpy and now Shadows. Simpy went out on TechCrunch today because they’ve been releasing new functionality that we really l

Profile – Pluck (For Firefox)

Company: Pluck (For Firefox) Launch Date: June 13, 2005 (2.0 Beta for Firefox) What is it? Pluck has a number of excellent products, including a web based RSS reader that competes with Bloglines, News