New, new, new TechCrunch

Then there was new TechCrunch. And, if you’ve been reading TechCrunch for the last five years or so, you’re used to seeing new, new TechCrunch. Our last redesign, launched in 2013, was conceived w

Authory wants to help journalists raise their voices

Journalists wanting a neat way to back up and showcase their writing should take a look at Authory: a new service that promises to save your work from tumbling into a digital abyss -- i.e. being burie

GoDaddy buys WordPress services startup WP Curve

Web-hosting firm GoDaddy is beefing up its services after it acquired WP Curve, a startup offering services and support for WordPress websites. The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-listed GoD

Secure messaging app Telegram now offers its own anonymous blogging platform

Telegram, the security-focused messaging app, has launched its own take on blogging platforms.

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.

Hail Creates Content For Multiple Online Publishing Platforms With One Click

If you work on any kind of online content, you know it’s not enough to hit publish and then sit back waiting for traffic. Links have to be shared to Facebook and Twitter, excerpts posted to Tumblr,

Blogging Platform Medium Takes A Firmer Stance On Harassment And Revenge Porn

It's time to clean up the Internet, apparently. Blogging platform Medium this week joined Google and Microsoft, as well as other social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and more recently Reddit,

“Who’s Viewed Your Posts?” LinkedIn Adds Analytics To Its Publishing Platform

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, has been on a mission to add different services to its platform to expand the ways that people use it beyond looking for jobs and basic networkin

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

Automattic Buys UK’s Code For The People To Build Out Its WordPress VIP Enterprise Business

Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress blogging platform, has acquired a startup in the UK to build out its VIP enterprise operations internationally, putting to use some of the $317 mi

A Book By Any Other Name

In the midst of the Hachette–Amazon wars as well as the launch of Kindle Unlimited, there has been much hand-wringing about what it means to be a publisher, a writer, and a reader. One excellent

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 r

Tumblr Now Lets You Dial A Toll-Free Number To Post Audio To Your Blog

Tumblr today added a new audio posting feature that lets you dial a toll-free number with your phone in order to post a short recording directly to your blog. We nearly missed the news of the addition

LinkedIn Opens Its Publishing Platform To All Members

To date, LinkedIn has allowed a small, editorially selected group of "Influencers" like Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Barack Obama to publish their thoughts and advice to its network as long-form bl

Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text

<a target="_blank" href="">Memloom</a>, a new startup launching today, is looking to find a niche somewhere in between blogging and photo-printing services, like those provided

Tumblr-Endorsed Analytics Platform Union Metrics Now Free For Individuals, Affordable For Pros

<a target="_blank" href="">Union Metrics</a>, providers of the first Tumblr-endorsed analytics platform for the now <a href=" Turns An Evernote Notebook Into A Blog

One of the more interesting projects to emerge from <a target="_blank" href="">Evernote's 2013 Devcup</a> hackathon is called <a targe

Ev Williams: Medium Wants To Help Build A Sustainable Economic Model For Journalism

At the <a target="_blank" href="">Launch Conference</a> in San Francisco today, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams took the stage to talk to conference founder Jason Ca

JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

Just in time for Posterous’ closure on April 30th, a service has launched to bring Posterous blogs over to rival service, Tumblr. JustMigrate was announced the same day that Posterous unceremoni

TumblPad: Tumblr Finally Releases Its Native iPad App, Sporting Enhanced Navigation & Markdown Support

Now that Tumblr's blackouts are behind it, the company is back to focusing on its product, particularly its mobile one. Days after adding support for Android tablets, the company has announced that i
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