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Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program

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Over the past couple of months, commenting service Disqus has been rolling out an advertising program that it calls Promoted Discovery with relatively little fanfare (or at least without much outreach to the tech press). Now it’s ready to talk about some of the initial results. The ad program takes...
Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program

Reddit Considering Accepting Bitcoin as Payment for Subscriptions

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Mr. Wong (Photo: Quora) With 3.8 billion pageviews in October alone, Reddit is still far from profitable, so it’s betting on a subscription model to keep the site free of traditional advertising. Last week, the site began ramping up its efforts to convince users to invest in Reddit Gold. For $3.99/month or...
Reddit Considering Accepting Bitcoin as Payment for Subscriptions

Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan to relaunch Daily Dish behind paywall

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The political blogger is leaving the Daily Beast - and advertising - behind, encouraging readers to fund his revamped siteVeteran political blogger Andrew Sullivan is to leave the Daily Beast, he has announced, to relaunch his popular blog the Daily Dish as an independent, subscription-based site.Adding weight to the move...
Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan to relaunch Daily Dish behind paywall

Anne-Marie Slaughter on female workplace equality: it's about men, too

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If we want to change the equation for women in the workplace, then we need to include men too. That’s the message Anne-Marie Slaughter had for the mostly-female crowd at SXSW on Saturday in Austin: Gender equality is up to men, too. Slaughter made serious waves last summer — a...
Anne-Marie Slaughter on female workplace equality: it's about men, too

Hitwise: Facebook.com Now Accounts For 1 In Every 5 Pageviews On The Web (In The U.S.)

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In case you happened to be the victim of a day-long coma yesterday, it was a very exciting day for Mark Zuckerberg, Silicon Valley, and that quaint little social network we’ve all come to know, love, and be terrified of. Facebook filed its S-1 yesterday with the clear intent to...
Hitwise: Facebook.com Now Accounts For 1 In Every 5 Pageviews On The Web (In The U.S.)

What traditional media could learn from Reddit's membership model

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You run a large and popular website that distributes news and other content on a variety of topics, but the cost of producing and hosting all of that information is climbing, so you need to find a way to pay the bills. If that describes your problem, you might be...
What traditional media could learn from Reddit's membership model

Three iPad design choices that will influence how we read news online

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So we don’t have to guess about what news apps on the iPad will look like any more. With Saturday’s debut of the device — which is, oh by the way, amazing — we now know how about a dozen major news organizations have chosen to present themselves on...
Three iPad design choices that will influence how we read news online

Social video platform Keek raises $7m, adds a whopping 2 million users in last 30 days

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Keek, a free social video platform, has announced the closure of a funding round worth $7 million. The latest investment brings the company’s total funding to to a rather more impressive $12 million. Cranson Capital Securities is said to have led the round, with significant participation from Pinetree Capital Ltd...
Social video platform Keek raises $7m, adds a whopping 2 million users in last 30 days

WOW: Instagram For Android Got 2,000 Downloads Per Minute On Launch Day (GOOG)

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Instagram for Android hit an explosive one million downloads in less than 24 hours, reports The Next Web. It's not too surprising that the app should be such success on Google's platform -- between opening pre-registration for the service and actually releasing the app, 430,000 people were signed up....
WOW: Instagram For Android Got 2,000 Downloads Per Minute On Launch Day (GOOG)
Changemakrs Looks To Reinvent Inspirational Quotes For A More Social Web
Source: Reddit's $1 Million Angel Round Comes with 'Outrageous' Terms

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4 Characteristics All Successful Founders Possess

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No two successful people are the same. But Inc's Mehdi Maghsoodnia, who has spent 20 years investing in and starting companies, came up with four common characteristics the best entrepreneurs possess. They are:Adventurous - "Starting a company or investing or joining a startup is like embarking on a four-week backpacking...
4 Characteristics All Successful Founders Possess
100 million apps later, The Weather Network launches My Friends Weather

Does Setting Up A Paywall Suddenly Make Your Readers Erudite & Intellectual vs. Crass & Tacky?

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We've seen all sorts of bizarre defenses of paywalls for newspapers, but I think this latest one might be the strangest. Melanie Coulson, a senior editor at the Ottawa Citizen, which recently added a paywall, makes the argument that paywalls are needed to get newspapers to stop competing for pageviews...
Does Setting Up A Paywall Suddenly Make Your Readers Erudite & Intellectual vs. Crass & Tacky?

Google skips WebMD, starts showing you medical conditions that match your symptoms

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If you’ve ever had a really bad headache or back problem, you might have surfed over to WebMD to see if you can find possible medical issues related to your symptoms. Googling symptoms tends to return a bunch of Yahoo! Answer pages and some WebMD landing pages, so Google realized...
Google skips WebMD, starts showing you medical conditions that match your symptoms

Google News Gets An Updated Look On Tablets, Support For Gestures

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Google just announced that it is updating the design of the Google News reading experience on tablets, including the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and iPad. The new design, says Google, will make the service feel “even more natural and fluid on tablet devices.” Specifically, Google News product manager Mayuresh Saoji...
Google News Gets An Updated Look On Tablets, Support For Gestures

Interview with Instapaper founder Marco Arment

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03sP8JyrXD4&list=UUddiUEpeqJcYeBxX1IVBKvQ&index=7&feature=plcp Joshua Topolsky of The Verge recently sat down with Instascraper Instapaper founder Marco Arment. For those of you unfamiliar, Instapaper is a pretty popular app on the App Store that allows you to save an article or piece of the web for later reading. The app has a slick web app that allows...
Interview with Instapaper founder Marco Arment
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It's Time People Realized That The Drudge Report Is A Major Media Property Worth $100s Of Millions Of Dollars

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Everyone knows about The Drudge Report, the site that journalist and entrepreneur Matt Drudge created more than a decade ago. Everyone knows that The Drudge Report has an extraordinarily large readership, especially given the size of the editorial team that produces it (one, maybe two people, including Drudge himself) Everyone...
It's Time People Realized That The Drudge Report Is A Major Media Property Worth $100s Of Millions Of Dollars

Virtual Pageviews Or Event Tracking – Which Is Right For You?

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An interesting challenge came across my desk this week. A site owner had installed a new contact form plugin on their WordPress website and they were struggling with tracking the submissions. The form submit button triggered some JavaScript and didn’t then open its own thank you page within... Please visit Search Engine...
Virtual Pageviews Or Event Tracking – Which Is Right For You?

Why Tumblr Won't Tumble Like MySpace

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Tumblr just hit a big milestone: 20 billion monthly pageviews. That's impressive for the blogging site, run by youthful CEO David Karp. But if you're familiar with older Web communities like GeoCities or Myspace, you know how traffic-driven success can be fleeting. GeoCities scored a $3.5 billion buyout from Yahoo,...
Why Tumblr Won't Tumble Like MySpace

Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

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Tumblr is wasting no time in ramping up the amount of advertising it serves now that its $1.1 billion acquisition by Yahoo has been announced. Tumblr will launch a test of "in-stream" ads on its desktop users' dashboards as soon as tomorrow, a source tells Business Insider. A company representative...
Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

Tumblr Is Not What You Think

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Editor’s note: Adam Rifkin is co-founder and CEO of PandaWhale, an online network of interesting things and people. You can follow him on Twitter @ifindkarma. Pop quiz: what is the favorite social networking site of Americans under age 25? If you guessed Facebook you are way behind the eight-ball, because Tumblr now enjoys...
Tumblr Is Not What You Think
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How a Self-Taught 12-Year-Old Turned Spartz Media Into a Viral Media Titan

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Asking someone how they started their company is more a formality than anything else. Most people have a formulaic answer. “I had X problem in my daily life, and then I solved it with Y!” And that’s fine, it’s just not exciting after hearing it 100 times. So I...
How a Self-Taught 12-Year-Old Turned Spartz Media Into a Viral Media Titan
Yahoo board approves $1.1B all-cash acquisition of Tumblr (report)

Oh, The Places Tumblr Can Go!

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Nothing says Internet opportunity like a social media juggernaut. Tumblr, the meme-olicious, gif-tastic, photo-fabulous, (but also occasionally) thoughtful blogging platform that attracted 167 million visitors and nearly 18 billion pageviews in December, is certainly no exception. The site now ranks as the 11th-largest in terms of traffic, according to Quantcast. (That’s down...
Oh, The Places Tumblr Can Go!
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HTML5 Features Can Drive Up Mobile Websites’ Usage By Up To 28%

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If your mobile site still mostly consists of static pages, maybe it’s time for an upgrade. According to new data from Usablenet, adding just a few interactive elements could increase your users’ engagement with your site significantly. Usablenet, which describes itself as a “technology platform for mobile and multichannel customer...
HTML5 Features Can Drive Up Mobile Websites’ Usage By Up To 28%
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