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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.

Secret Co-Founder David Byttow Preps New Enterprise Startup After Stint At Medium

Though his last startup flamed out, Secret co-founder David Byttow is ready to take another shot alongside former Secret designer Ben Lee. TechCrunch has learned the new startup will be in the enterpr

More Than A Dozen Startups Pledge To Cover Breast Cancer Testing Costs Through Color Genomics

Color Genomics, a genetic testing startup from a few early Twitter veterans, is using its deep ties within the startup community to get more than a dozen startups and venture firms to cover half the c

Medium Raises $57M, Will Hold Event On October 7 To Announce New Features And Partnerships

Today, publishing platform Medium announced that it has brought in $57 million in new capital in a series B led by new investor Andreessen Horowitz. That makes the total raised for Ev Williams' Medium

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,

Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins

Online blogging platform Medium announced this week a new way to log into its website, without having to use a password. Instead, users will be able to enter in an email address, then click a link sen

Medium Launches An Android App, Initially In Closed Beta (Update: Now Open To All)

Medium has brought its blogging/publishing platform to Android, after the company announced the launch of a beta version for Android.

President Obama Taps Twitter Vet Jason Goldman As White House’s First Chief Digital Officer

President Obama announced this morning that Jason Goldman, a longtime tech industry executive best known for his work alongside Ev Williams during the formative years of products such as Blogger, Twit

Medium Now Lets You Write Posts From Its iOS App

Popular blogging platform and publisher Medium has announced that the latest update to its iOS app will finally let users compose posts from their iPhone or iPad. It's a feature that many fans of t

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

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

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,

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 writi
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