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TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Two! #TCDisrupt

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Welcome to Day Two, folks. If Day One wasn’t enough for you, then you’re in for a real treat. We have a special product announcement at 11:20, Design Office Hours and an incredible list of Day Two Battlefield contestants. If you’re wondering what happened yesterday, you may want to...
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Two! #TCDisrupt

A Sports Aggregator Finds a Home: Gannett Buys Quickish

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The folks at Gannett, the newspaper publisher best known as the people who bring you USA Today, also want to be known for online sports. Here’s another move in that direction: The company’s USA Today Sports Media Group has acquired Quickish, a one-man sports aggregator run by Dan Shanoff. This...
A Sports Aggregator Finds a Home: Gannett Buys Quickish

Helpful Tips For Keeping Your Job As Editor Of TechCrunch

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I rarely get writers block, but I’ve aborted multiple attempts to write about the leadership change at TechCrunch yesterday. So I’m going to keep it simple. I’m exceptionally bummed that so many people have left TechCrunch. Of the top ten all time tech writers according to TechMeme, six were from...
Helpful Tips For Keeping Your Job As Editor Of TechCrunch

Nokia And Microsoft Were Totally Slammed By Their Most Important Partners (MSFT, NOK, AAPL, GOOG)

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More bad news for Nokia and Microsoft.  Their line up of Lumia smartphones are getting slammed by executives at mobile carriers in Europe in a spectacularly harsh article from Reuters (via Techmeme.) Reuters isn't known as some Apple/Android fanboy blog, so the critiques it unearthed are pretty shocking. This is...
Nokia And Microsoft Were Totally Slammed By Their Most Important Partners (MSFT, NOK, AAPL, GOOG)

Back up a second: YouTube isn't pumping a further $200m into original content

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Tuesday saw the Wall Street Journal raise eyebrows when it reported that YouTube was set to invest a further $200 million into beefing up its professional content push, just two months after putting an initial $200 million into its ‘channel’ strategy. That cash injection would reflect a serious “doubling down”...
Back up a second: YouTube isn't pumping a further $200m into original content

Welcome (Back) to The Next Web, Robin Wauters

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Back in 2008, @Boris put a tweet out looking for a replacement for one Robin Wauters, a contributor, who after a spell with The Next Web was being snapped up by Michael Arrington to join TechCrunch. As with many things, both TNW and I were at the right place at...
Welcome (Back) to The Next Web, Robin Wauters

As Staff Flees, TechCrunch's Traffic Plummets

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TechCrunch, the long-time darling of the digerati, is smashed to bits and all of AOL’s horses and men will be hard-pressed to put it together again. The site has lost almost every one of its top writers and traffic has fallen sharply, dropping by 35 percent from a year...
As Staff Flees, TechCrunch's Traffic Plummets
Microsoft Could Finally Have A Tablet Business Model With Surface

Let Your Winners Run

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I met with a group of very experienced and sophisticated investors yesterday who make up the investment committee of a large charitable foundation that is an investor in USV. I gave them a two minute brief on our macro investment thesis (large networks of engaged users that can disrupt big...
Let Your Winners Run

Boxcar Raises $150K, Preps Push Notifications Service For Developers

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Real-time push notification service Boxcar, currently available on both iOS and Mac OS X, has just closed on a $150,000 seed round with Kima Ventures, bringing its total raise to date to $211,000. The additional funding will be used to grow the company’s consumer-facing services, expand to other platforms (Android...
Boxcar Raises $150K, Preps Push Notifications Service For Developers
Why are people reporting Spotify is developing Pandora-like-radio when it already has Pandora-like-radio?

On Its Release Date, "New" Social Media Book Is Already Outdated

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The subtitle of Friends, Followers and the Future ($15.95, City Lights Publishers), a book coming out today by Emmy-winning journalist Rory O’Connor, has a dark ring to it. “How Social Media are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media” conjures up images of everything changing, and not necessarily for...
On Its Release Date, "New" Social Media Book Is Already Outdated

Feature Friday: The New # Discover Tab

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A few weeks ago, Twitter released a new # Discover tab on its web app. I do not believe the feature has made its way into the android app yet. At least I don't think I have it in my android app. But I really like the new # Discover...
Feature Friday: The New # Discover Tab

What does all this 'bubble' talk have to do with Apple?

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Something may burst, but it's not the company that's making money hand over fist Photo: designbeep.com FORTUNE -- It's symptomatic of the delusion that characterizes much of the thinking in Silicon Valley these days that someone could read Chris Dixon's nuanced "Is it a tech bubble?" post that was Techmeme's...
What does all this 'bubble' talk have to do with Apple?

The Branching Of Content

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What interests me most about Branch is that it has the possibility to be the continuation of the evolution of online communication. Blogging -> Tweeting -> Branching (? — too soon). It has elements of both blogging (putting down words online) and tweeting (speed and character limits) while opening up...
The Branching Of Content
Digg v1, Mark 2 is totally 'meh'

Booting Up: SwaggSec Edition

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Mr. Berners Lee. (flickr.com/tanaka) A hacker group called SwaggSec broke into Foxconn and released internal passwords and server logins, encouraging people to place fake orders [9to5mac] Tim Berners Lee testifies in Texas patent case in which a patent-licensing company called Eolas and the University of California want royalty payments from just...
Booting Up: SwaggSec Edition

Hey VCs, We Know You're Dying To Invest In Techmeme But Here's Why Gabe Rivera Hasn't Taken Your Millions

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Gabe Rivera, founder of Techmeme, was on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt alongside co-editor Alexia Tsotsis, Business Insider's Henry Blodget and BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti. His site aggregates tech headlines from publications across the web and links out to the stories. It doesn't publish original content; instead it acts like Drudge Report...
Hey VCs, We Know You're Dying To Invest In Techmeme But Here's Why Gabe Rivera Hasn't Taken Your Millions

The Morning Lowdown 1-27-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  WSJ Pulls Back On What Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Searchers Can Read For Free (Search Engline Land) »  FT Digital Subscriptions Surpass Print In U.S. As Sign-Ups Slow (paidContent) »  GetJar offers virtual currency to boost app downloads (GigaOM)...
The Morning Lowdown 1-27-12

Eat the Document

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With all the press releases masquerading as news, Techmeme has felt more like Craiglist for articles in the past few months, or is it years. But recently we finally got some real news, when Google of all people released Gdrive. We knew of course that it was coming, but not...
Eat the Document
Nokia’s ‘Smartphone Beta Test’ teaser sets stage for Lumia 900 launch

A Dock Connector. We're Freaking Out About A Dock Connector.

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A Dock Connector. We're Freaking Out About A Dock Connector.: This has been the top story on Techmeme the entire day -- complete with what may well be the worst headline ever to grace Techmeme: "What's up dock? Apple to shrink connector for iPhone 5" The pun is bad. The...
A Dock Connector. We're Freaking Out About A Dock Connector.

HERE ARE HENRY BLODGET’S 5 BEST ZINGERS FROM TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT

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We tried to find a picture of Mr. Blodget with a puppy but could not. Guys, Henry Blodget is mad entertaining. He is especially entertaining when he gets going on the subject of new media and its best/worst practices. The man charged into his mid-morning TechCrunch Disrupt panel on the...
HERE ARE HENRY BLODGET’S 5 BEST ZINGERS FROM TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT

Taking a Step Back from the Cesspool

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The last few days allowed us to witness the rather sad spectacle of various tech writers/bloggers/journalists calling each other names and publicly airing some dirty laundry. What’s even sadder about this is that in the flurry of ad hominem attacks, the fact that all sides actually made some valid points...
Taking a Step Back from the Cesspool

Gillmor Gang: Don’t Click Here

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Gabe Rivera, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — play toe jam football in the shadow of the Facebook IPO. Try as we might, we can’t shake the weight of Facebook’s dominance of Techmeme and maybe the fate of the global economy....
Gillmor Gang: Don’t Click Here

Become Your Own Techmeme: Curating Big Data in the Cloud

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Easily the largest contributors to ReadWriteWeb's overall traffic on any given day include technology news aggregation services, one of them being Techmeme. It's a service that pulls interesting headlines from amid the ever-flowing sea of content, and compiles them into an amalgamated front page of what's happening; it's directed...
Become Your Own Techmeme: Curating Big Data in the Cloud

Why Windows 8 tablets could be a bonanza for start-ups

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Wait a second, wait a second, wait a second. I don’t think the world is adequately excited about what happened this week with Microsoft. This happens often nowadays; the world is never as excited as it ought to be about big news coming out of Redmond. The giant announces something...
Why Windows 8 tablets could be a bonanza for start-ups

Just The Facts, Jack. Just The Facts.

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I used to be addicted to my RSS reader. Now I basically never use it anymore. I’m not sure the last time I had Google Reader open, but it’s just the backend for Reeder now. And even that is just my “catch all” to check quickly at the end of...
Just The Facts, Jack. Just The Facts.

The Wall Street Journal Is Fucking Bullshit

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Earlier today, I broke some news. I don’t typically do this anymore given my new job. But from time to time this will happen. But if you read The Wall Street Journal, you’d never know. Why’s that? Because they’re fuckheads who don’t credit actual sources of information. I know, I...
The Wall Street Journal Is Fucking Bullshit

About those 3.2 million Verizon iPhone activations last quarter

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Some saw it as bad news. Some saw it as good. Both missed the point. Source: Asymco. Note the relative size of Verizon's contribution There were two schools of commentary on Verizon’s (VZ) report last week that it activated 3.2 iPhones last quarter, down from 4.2 million in the Christmas quarter....
About those 3.2 million Verizon iPhone activations last quarter
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