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With Medium, Twitter founders want to 'reimagine publishing' -- again

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Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone are at it again. Having launched two new publishing platforms — Blogger in 1999 and, more recently, Twitter – the duo unveiled a new platform Tuesday that wants to make an “evolutionary leap,” based on what the pair has learned over the past...
With Medium, Twitter founders want to 'reimagine publishing' -- again

RollUp Media Raises $1.4 Million From Arts Alliance

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Lord knows niche and independent online publishers can sometime struggle to monetize what they do and over the last few years we’ve seen the rise of startups to address those problems in the market, from companies like SAY Media to Federated Media. In general they offer baked-in ad networks and...
RollUp Media Raises $1.4 Million From Arts Alliance

Kobo launches self-publishing platform, “Writing Life”

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Digital reading company Kobo is launching a competitor to Amazon’s KDP and Barnes & Noble’s PubIt: Kobo Writing Life, a free self-publishing platform for independent authors and publishers. Writing Life is in beta tests with 50 authors now and will launch in English by the end of June, “with new...
Kobo launches self-publishing platform, “Writing Life”

The Ultimate Personal Brand Builder? Your Very Own App

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While reading Ryan Holiday's Fast Company story about books being the ultimate new business card, as a published author, I couldn't agree more. However, as Holiday points out, today's authors are in the "idea-making business, not the book business." In other words, writing your own book is just one checkmark...
The Ultimate Personal Brand Builder? Your Very Own App

Buddy Media acquires Brighter Option to bring ad management to software suite

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Social media management software company Buddy Media acquired Facebook Ads API partner Brighter Option to provide a comprehensive software package for marketers, the company announced today. Buddy Media now offers Facebook ad creation and optimization tools along with its social publishing, moderation, analytics and application software. The company says it...
Buddy Media acquires Brighter Option to bring ad management to software suite

Facebook to remove attribution when pages post via third-party apps

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Facebook today let developers know that it will be removing attribution from page posts that are made through third-party applications like HootSuite. Previously, these page posts would appear in the feed and on pages’ Timelines with a “via [app name]” link. Facebook told developers in its PMD group that starting today...
Facebook to remove attribution when pages post via third-party apps

Buddy Media Acquires Social Ad-Buying Tool Brighter Option To Sync Paid and Owned Marketing

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Brands are buying more social advertising, and increasingly those ads build off of published content like Sponsored Stories and Promoted Tweets. To absorb this spend, social marketing platform Buddy Media has acquired and integrated the tech and team of Facebook ad-buying tool Brighter Option. Buddy Media started as social publishing...
Buddy Media Acquires Social Ad-Buying Tool Brighter Option To Sync Paid and Owned Marketing
NewsCred, One of the First Startups Out of General Assembly, Acquires Daylife and 3X the Office Space

With 110M Monthly Visitors, Dailymotion Debuts Update to Cloud Service

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Today Paris and NYC-based Dailymotion, a web video platform that reaches more than 110 million unique visitors per month, announced an update to its Dailymotion Cloud product, which makes its suite of video publishing tools available on a white label basis. Developers and online broadcasters can use Dailymotion Cloud to upload, host...
With 110M Monthly Visitors, Dailymotion Debuts Update to Cloud Service

6 Reasons Why You Should Read Engage by Brian Solis #smartersocmed

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via briansolis.com Brian Solis’ book is out and instead of just megaphoning “GO BUY HIS BOOK!” I’ll give you six reasons why we should…well, GO BUY HIS BOOK!  Brian is thorough and shares invaluable information. His posts normally answers the five Ws (who, what, when, where, and why) and takes...
6 Reasons Why You Should Read Engage by Brian Solis #smartersocmed
YC-backed Padlet gains traction with software that lets groups create content collaboratively

Branch rolls out Groups to organize conversation parties

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Branch, a recently launched conversation platform funded by two Twitter founders, is now introducing a new feature called Groups, that allows a set of people to establish a little community for discussions. Instead of inviting individuals into Branches over and over again, a host can set up a group that can...
Branch rolls out Groups to organize conversation parties

Godin To Authors: You Have No Right To Make Money Anymore

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Thanks to the rise self-publishing tools, from Amazon’s Kindle platform to Apple’s iAuthor software, anyone who wants to write a book can do so and theoretically reach an audience of millions — as self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and John Locke have shown. But this explosion of amateur...
Godin To Authors: You Have No Right To Make Money Anymore

A year after Google acquistion, Meebo bar will discontinue as team settles in with Google+

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The Meebo bar will be shutting down Thursday, the company announced in a blog post. The company’s ad-supported social media toolbar will disapear from publisher sites today. Meebo was founded in 2005 a a web messaging client, and was acquired by Google about a year ago in June 2012 for something...
A year after Google acquistion, Meebo bar will discontinue as team settles in with Google+

What It Feels Like To Buy The Company You Always Looked Up To

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NewsCred founder Shafqat Islam always looked up to Daylife, a pioneering service which provided Internet publishers with tools for presenting articles, links, and images. Now he owns the company. NewsCred just acquired Daylife, whose customers include publishers like the Associated Press and BuzzFeed, for an undisclosed amount. "We used to...
What It Feels Like To Buy The Company You Always Looked Up To

ReadWriteWeb and Tableau Announce Winner of Data Visualization Contest

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ReadWriteWeb and Tableau are pleased to announce the winner of the Tableau User Generated Graph Contest: Rina Bongsu-Petersen and her interpretation of U.S. obesity data. The judges - Marshall Kirkpatrick, ReadWriteWeb's co-editor; Stephen Few, a leading data visualization expert; and Jock Mackinlay, Tableau's director of visual analysis - found the...
ReadWriteWeb and Tableau Announce Winner of Data Visualization Contest
Adobe Updates Its Social Marketing Tools To Predict The Popularity Of Your Facebook Post

Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more

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Thanks to the rise self-publishing tools, from Amazon’s Kindle platform to Apple’s iAuthor software, anyone who wants to write a book can do so and theoretically reach an audience of millions — as self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and John Locke have shown. But this explosion of amateur...
Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more

Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing Platform To Compete With Kindle Direct Publishing

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Barnes & Noble subsidiary Nook today announced the launch of Nook Press, a self-publishing platform to help the e-reader and e-book seller attract more self-publishing authors. The platform will help Nook compete with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, providing a content creation and management tool that builds on Barnes & Noble’s...
Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing Platform To Compete With Kindle Direct Publishing
Forbes' Lewis Dvorkin says banners aren't dead, and content is content - even if it's bought

Editor Ryan Singel Departs Wired To Launch Publishing Tools Startup Contextly

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Well, there goes another tech journalist with the startup bug. Ryan Singel, editor of Wired’s security blog Threat Level, told me that today is his last day on the job, because he’s leaving to run his startup Contextly. Over the past decade, Singel has held various reporting and editing roles...
Editor Ryan Singel Departs Wired To Launch Publishing Tools Startup Contextly

Former Wired Digital Editor Heads to Obvious Corp.

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Evan Hansen, former editor in chief of Wired.com, has joined Obvious Corp. in charge of editorial oversight, he announced on Thursday. Obvious Corp. is the brainchild of Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the two Twitter co-founders who left their daily roles at the microblogging service to re-form their small incubator,...
Former Wired Digital Editor Heads to Obvious Corp.

BookType Lets You Self-Publish Books for Kindle or Any Other Platform (Including Print)

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In case you hadn't heard, here's a bit of revolution underway in the way books are published. Whether they're printed or laid out in pixels and read on screens, books are increasingly able to be published by their authors using a growing selection of self-publishing software and websites. Early excitement...
BookType Lets You Self-Publish Books for Kindle or Any Other Platform (Including Print)

Former Wired Editor Evan Hansen joins Obvious Corp to oversee Medium's editorial team

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Evan Hansen, the former Editor in Chief of Wired.com, has announced that he is joining Obvious Corp, the creators of publishing service Medium and the habit social network Lift. In his capacity, Hansen says that he’ll be in charge of overseeing the company’s editorial team at Medium. As reported by...
Former Wired Editor Evan Hansen joins Obvious Corp to oversee Medium's editorial team

Vox Media says the Verge is "very profitable" after one year

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In late 2011, The Verge arrived on the media scene with grand plans to redefine tech news. Parent company Vox Media made an expensive bet on brand-name writers and bespoke publishing tools. In the month of October, comScore reports The Verge racked up 3.1 million unique U.S. visitors. It’s an...
Vox Media says the Verge is "very profitable" after one year

Content Licensing Service NewsCred Acquires Publishing Startup Daylife, Appears To Be Raising More Funding

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NewsCred, which provides licensed content to publishers and brands for their websites and content marketing campaigns, has acquired a startup called Daylife. The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. NewsCred did say that it expects to bring all of Daylife’s employees over to the new team. The company...
Content Licensing Service NewsCred Acquires Publishing Startup Daylife, Appears To Be Raising More Funding

The $20 ad campaign: small businesses find alternatives to Google AdWords

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Gerald Gorman, who runs online businesses like Lawyer.com, pays Google $100,000 a month to place ads near search results and on Google’s partner sites. While the ads have proved effective at attracting customers, their growing price tag has led Gorman to look around for alternatives. In the past, Gorman would...
The $20 ad campaign: small businesses find alternatives to Google AdWords

Game on! Vox launches long-awaited video game site, Polygon

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Vox Media has shaken up sports and tech news withs its unique blend of cutting-edge publishing tools and high-profile hires. Now, we’re about to find out if it can pull off the same trick with gaming news. After teasing the site’s arrival for months, Vox finally launched Polygon on Wednesday...
Game on! Vox launches long-awaited video game site, Polygon

Graphicly Kills Its Mobile Apps To Double Down on Publishing Tools

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Over the past few months, Graphicly started to abandon its vision of becoming the “iTunes of comics” and instead focused on digital publishing tools for comics and other image-heavy books. Today it’s fully committing itself to that strategy, shutting down the comic store apps that it offered on both iPhone and...
Graphicly Kills Its Mobile Apps To Double Down on Publishing Tools
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