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8 Reasons You Might Not Be Getting Many Comments

www.problogger.net
A Guest Post by Charlie Gilkey from Productive Flourishing. No matter how big their blog is, every blogger loves and wants comments. When you’re just starting out, there are few bigger thrills than writing something and having people comment and give you feedback about what you’ve written. Veteran bloggers love...
8 Reasons You Might Not Be Getting Many Comments

Top 10 Free Ways To Discover New Music Online

www.makeuseof.com
Bored with your music and want to discover some new bands or singers? There are two main ways you can do that online. You can use services which create music maps, allowing you to explore artists similar in genre to the artists you already listen to. Or you can use...
Top 10 Free Ways To Discover New Music Online

What lengths did Microsoft go to keep the Surface a secret?

www.extremetech.com
That sound you hear coming from Silicon Valley this week? That’s the grumbling of Microsoft’s partners, who we now know were kept in the dark until days before the reveal of the Redmond, Washington company’s tablet on Monday.Reuters reports the earliest that any partner was told of the Surface was Friday,...
What lengths did Microsoft go to keep the Surface a secret?

12 More Websites To Show You the Hottest Twitter Topics

www.makeuseof.com
In the past two articles, 9 Websites To Show You The Hottest Stuff on Twitter Now and 10 More Websites To Show You The Hottest Twitter Topics we’ve taken a look at just how much information can be found when you dig a little deeper on Twitter. Going beyond the...
12 More Websites To Show You the Hottest Twitter Topics
Vine finally lets you embed its bite-sized videos on the web

Social Media Marketing Suite Viralheat Redesigns, Adds New Analytics Dashboard, Targeted Publishing And Smart Stream

techcrunch.com
When it comes to social media management and marketing suites, most people think Hootsuite and move on, but there are quite a few smaller competitors that vie for a piece of this market, too. Viralheat, for example, just launched its redesigned service with a new analytics dashboard and a redesigned...
Social Media Marketing Suite Viralheat Redesigns, Adds New Analytics Dashboard, Targeted Publishing And Smart Stream

Adobe Muse is ready to let you design websites without the coding headaches for $15 a month

www.engadget.com
If you've been looking to get that web project off the ground but despise the idea of coding it, Adobe's recently announced web design tool has just landed. Muse, the program that allows you to design websites without having to get your hands dirty with HTML5 is now available....
Adobe Muse is ready to let you design websites without the coding headaches for $15 a month

Stylehive - Fashion, Beauty, Home, Design, Style and Travel, Blogs and Reviews

www.stylehive.com
Stylehive - Fashion, Beauty, Home, Design, Style and Travel, Blogs and Reviews

Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

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Automattic is announcing a new feature for large-scale sites hosted in WordPress.com VIP SaaS program (TechCrunch is a VIP publisher)—Featured Partners for third-party integrations. Basically, the program allows companies that have integrated their services with the WordPress platform to promote and seamlessly enable their tools for large-scale VIP sites, which...
Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

www.techdirt.com
It appears that ACTA's main political backers, the EU Commission, have finally realized that they were increasingly in trouble in terms of actually getting ACTA ratified. The EU's main negotiator on ACTA, Karel De Gucht has now said that the Commission is going to ask the EU Court of Justice...
ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?

thenextweb.com
Richard Ziade, founding partner of Readability, is forthright with me about the wait for an official iOS app. “It did take a really long time.” In fact, the official app of the reading platform took over three months from its initial announcement back in November to make it to market....
Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?

Testing the speed of comment systems for blogs

royal.pingdom.com
For blogs and many other types of sites, getting an interaction going with readers is essential. But it would seem that many believe that installing a third-party comment system on a website, something like Disqus, IntenseDebate, or LiveFyre, drags down the site’s speed considerably. Instead of spurring on debate, discussion,...
Testing the speed of comment systems for blogs

Taggable Extends Facebook People Tags To The Whole Web

techcrunch.com
Get ready for something you’re really going to like. Ok, ready? Late last year we wrote about The Start Project, a Silicon Valley based business incubator that is putting together new products and companies and then building teams around them. Today they launch their first product, Taggable. You know...
Taggable Extends Facebook People Tags To The Whole Web

Everyone's A Curator, Everyone's A Content Creator

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It used to be that we were all just consumers—or most of us were, anyway. We’d watch TV or read a book or listen to the music on the radio that was selected by others for us. But lately, there’s been an interesting shift in behavior going on, especially...
Everyone's A Curator, Everyone's A Content Creator

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Typical readers of top tech blogs revealed!

thenextweb.com
Ben Lang of Wibiya and Sivan Cohen of Conduit have come up with this graphic that neatly sums up the readerships of some of the world’s most popular tech blogs. We think they’ve pretty much nailed most of these, although Pando Daily’s ‘Techie tree huggers’ raised an eyebrow. As a...
Typical readers of top tech blogs revealed!

To reduce piracy, RapidShare throttles download speed for free users

arstechnica.com
With the government shutdown of Megaupload and voluntary disabling of file sharing at sites like FileSonic and FileServe, the remaining file lockers are naturally getting hit with tons of traffic. One such site—RapidShare—has decided to handle the influx by slowing download speeds for non-paying users, in an effort to...
To reduce piracy, RapidShare throttles download speed for free users

Blockbuster Express Now Supports Online Rentals

www.centernetworks.com
Back in December I reviewed the movie kiosk service Blockbuster Express. The kiosks have been popping up all over NYC (this morning I noticed one in Gristedes supermarket). What’s great about the Blockbuster Express machines is that you can rent from one machine and return at another machine. The rentals...
Blockbuster Express Now Supports Online Rentals

Google's Next Smartphone Could Be Announced In A Few Weeks (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Google will announce its new flagship Android phone on October 29, according to a report by the French news site Le Figaro. As has been rumored before, LG will make the phone, the latest addition to Google's "Nexus" line of smartphones and tablets. There are also rumors that Google will...
Google's Next Smartphone Could Be Announced In A Few Weeks (GOOG)

The best live blogs of Apple v. Samsung closing arguments

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In the epic trial's dramatic finale, the two sides make their last pitches to the jury FORTUNE -- For anyone who has been following Apple's (AAPL) multi-billion dollar patent infringement suit against Samsung, this is a day not to be missed. Two seasoned attorneys -- Harold McElhinny for Apple and Charles Verhoeven...
The best live blogs of Apple v. Samsung closing arguments

Apple Is Totally Serious About That Stuff They Put At The End Of Their Emails

techcrunch.com
Welcome, kids, to TIL – Today I Learned. Today’s TIL is “Don’t post your correspondence with AppleCare representatives or Apple will totally tell the government on you.” David Boles had a nice Apple monitor that died on him. He had a little trouble transferring AppleCare coverage to his new monitor...
Apple Is Totally Serious About That Stuff They Put At The End Of Their Emails

Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

marketingland.com
WordPress continues to gain in popularity among top blog publishers. The blogging platform’s market share rose to 52 percent, up from 48 percent last year, according to Royal Pingdom, which uses the Technorati Top 100 blogs list for its annual study. To get a sense of WordPress’ growth... Please visit Marketing...
Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

Joomla sails past 36m downloads, as it reports 27% year-on-year growth

thenextweb.com
Open source content management system (CMS) Joomla has announced that it has surpassed 36 million downloads worldwide two months after the launch of Joomla 3.0. The company reports downloads grew an impressive 27% compared to November 2011, while more than 1,500 extensions for the CMS were introduced by its community...
Joomla sails past 36m downloads, as it reports 27% year-on-year growth

Tinybeans is a digital journal dedicated to photos of your child

thenextweb.com
Unbaby.me, unfriend me, the discussion around the pros and cons of posting baby photos online has got a kick in recent weeks thanks to the aforementioned Chrome app that replaces baby pics with “awesome stuff.” While it is a pained and clichéd discussion (yeah, I’m not at all interested) the...
Tinybeans is a digital journal dedicated to photos of your child

Did Google Reader Just Turn on the Firehose?

staynalive.com
Google’s big push recently has been on enabling open, real-time technologies to publish, read, and interact with its new service Buzz.  Reader, its RSS subscription and website reading service, is one of the biggest tools to integrate with the service.  So much that my Reader contacts are now my Buzz...
Did Google Reader Just Turn on the Firehose?

Google Voice Desktop Client Could Be On the Way [Rumors]

lifehacker.com
Two blogs now claim, through sources at Google, that a desktop client for Google Voice is being tested internally. That's an exciting step toward making and receiving calls at your computer, on the same number that rings all your other numbers. More »...
Google Voice Desktop Client Could Be On the Way [Rumors]
Seattle snapshots: Northern Lights visible late Monday

Changes at the top for Federated Media: Deanna Brown is out, Battelle is back in

pandodaily.com
Big news at Federated Media today, founder John Battelle is stepping back in as CEO after many years of not running the company day to day. Deanna Brown will be stepping down. The company offered the usual boiler plate statement on the move: How great everything is, that Battelle is...
Changes at the top for Federated Media: Deanna Brown is out, Battelle is back in

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

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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 unceremoniously called it quits via its blog. The service requires you to punch in your posterous URL, authorize it with...
JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

Bing Adds Facebook, Twitter Sharing To Shopping

searchengineland.com
There are a number of “social shopping” sites and numerous product or shopping-related blogs. Among the most visible there are Kaboodle, ThisNext/Stylehive and Polyvore. They offer tools and features that allow people to share, compare and vote on products. The mainstream shopping engines such as Shopping.com or PriceGrabber don’t fully...
Bing Adds Facebook, Twitter Sharing To Shopping
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