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MapMyFitness reels in $9m in Series B funding led by Austin Ventures and Milestone

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MapMyFitness today announced a $9m Series B funding round led by Austin Ventures and Milestone Venture Partners. MapMyFitness is the Texas-based health and fitness tech firm powering the likes of MapMyRun.com, MapMyRide.com and MapMyWalk.com, and back in April we reported that on the company’s efforts to map the fittest states...
MapMyFitness reels in $9m in Series B funding led by Austin Ventures and Milestone

How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice

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It's every startup's dream - to get the attention of the people who matter. You might think that refers to customers or clients, or even venture capitalists or angel investors. Nope. We're talking about bloggers. Sure, investors and customers are vital to the success of a startup business, but few...
How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice
Path raising $40M round led by Redpoint. No, it will not be the next Instagram.

The iPhone elite

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iPhone users are elitists. It’s one of those things that we’ve always suspected — including iPhone users themselves — but to maintain the status quo and to prevent high tech culture devolving into all out war, we dance around the issue by using euphemistic terms like hipster. The fact is,...
The iPhone elite
5 Ways To Smarter Ideas From Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell

WordPress completely dominates top 100 blogs with 49% majority

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While for a moment Tumblr gave WordPress a run for its money, WordPress now powers nearly 73 million blogs (Tumblr has 51 million), and continues to expand its massive reach. But aside from new blogs popping up all over the place, a closer look at Technorati’s top 100 list reveals how...
WordPress completely dominates top 100 blogs with 49% majority

Paris Lemon and the No Good, Very Bad Day

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Sometimes we have bad days. It's a part of being human, part of working in a stressful time and place. Among the problems of being a blogger are that it exposes one's weaknesses, magnifies the limits of one's personal perspective, and often amplifies our feelings beyond what we might have...
Paris Lemon and the No Good, Very Bad Day

5 things that mattered at SXSW

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Couldn’t make it to this year’s new media pow-wow? Here’s everything you need to know in 500 words or less. FORTUNE — This year’s South by Southwest Interactive may be remembered just as much for what happened outside the halls of the Austin Convention Center as what happened in them....
5 things that mattered at SXSW

Skimlinks Releases Full API For Web Publishers

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Skimlinks, a content monetization platform for web publishers, has released a comprehensive API suite. Part of this allows publishers to learn more about their users shopping habits. The startup made the news recently when it was briefly used by hot startup Pinterest to monetize its outgoing links – although that...
Skimlinks Releases Full API For Web Publishers

Boot up: the privacy problem, Google's tough path, the 9x email problem, RIM's latest woe and more

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Plus testing the MacBook Air as a real ultrabook, social networks in a single slide, OAuth's risk to data, why fragmentation won't matter and moreA burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhat the Path privacy breach shows us about real privacy online...
Boot up: the privacy problem, Google's tough path, the 9x email problem, RIM's latest woe and more

What’s the likelihood that a tech rumor is true? Tracour plans to answer that very question

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Tracour may burst a few bubble reputations, and shine some light into neglected corners, if it lives up to its promise. The app, more of a database with tools it could be said, collates technology rumors, binding them to authors and publications, and sorts them by ilk. When a rumor...
What’s the likelihood that a tech rumor is true? Tracour plans to answer that very question

Guerrilla trend: Make an ad so terrible that it will stand out, and drive clicks

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The higher-quality the ad, the better its impact? Maybe not, in today’s saturated market. In April, the Plenty of Fish Ad Blog put out a post that quickly made waves among the technorati and advertising-focused, as its conclusions were antithetical to the common sense surrounding how to garner the attention of...
Guerrilla trend: Make an ad so terrible that it will stand out, and drive clicks
Future U: The stubborn persistence of textbooks
Silicon Valley, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of this Hollywood “nightmare”
Yahoo Unloads Extreme Irony With Latest Facebook Attack

New book ‘Insanely Simple’ focuses on Apple’s simplicity, releases in April

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There are people—yours truly included—who felt genuinely dumbfounded having read both the authorized “Steve Jobs” biography by Walter Isaacson and Adam Lashinsky’s “Inside Apple.” Do not get me wrong, Isaacson and Lashinsky are among the best contemporary wordsmiths, and their work enlightened us with some previously unknown details about...
New book ‘Insanely Simple’ focuses on Apple’s simplicity, releases in April

12 More Websites To Show You the Hottest Twitter Topics

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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

Should Open Web Advocates Stay Independent?

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When it was revealed Wednesday that developer and noted open web champion Tantek Celik was joining the Mozilla Foundation, a wave of congratulations swept across Twitter and the blogosphere. But not everyone was happy to learn that Celik — the former chief technologist at Technorati and before that an...
Should Open Web Advocates Stay Independent?

Why ngmoco CEO is Bullish on iPad

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Apple’s iPad which is soon going to find its way into the market has drawn criticism and scorn from many a few technorati. Neil Young, chief executive and co-founder of San Francisco-based mobile gaming start-up, ngmoco isn’t one of them. Not only does he think that the iPad would make...
Why ngmoco CEO is Bullish on iPad

PubSubHubBub Publisher

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Previously, I had been pushing pings to blo.gs, blogrolling, technorati, and weblogs.  I removed all of these, and added pubsubhubbub.appspot.com.  This involved two steps. Adding the following to my feed: <link rel="hub" href="http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/"/> And, adding the following to my publishing flow (based on pubsubhubbub_publish.py): #!/usr/bin/python import urllib, urllib2 hub...
PubSubHubBub Publisher

Talk Is Cheap: What Does The Facebook Backlash Really Mean?

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There's a website working to organize a coordinated dumping of Facebook and there's a search suggestion on Google prompting users to find out how to delete their Facebook account. There are even droves of the technorati leaving the social network. But what does all of this hubbub over Facebook and...
Talk Is Cheap: What Does The Facebook Backlash Really Mean?

25 Ways to Engage Contacts in Social Media

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What is it? What is it good for? Engagement. One of the primary selling points of social media is the concept of engaging a potential customer or partner in your product or service. So how do you accomplish engagement on a personal level? 25 Ways to Engage a Potential Customer...
25 Ways to Engage Contacts in Social Media

Regator Revamp Adds Blog Trends, Monitoring, More

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In the last few years, much of the Web's focus has trended toward social networks and microblogging, and away from more traditional blogging. Twitter and Facebook are on the tips of most people's tongues, even when those sites often serve as much to link to news and blogs elsewhere, in...
Regator Revamp Adds Blog Trends, Monitoring, More

RT @MMOnetwork Technorati Launches New Self-Serve Advertising Portal For Bloggers And Publishers http://is.gd/6diL9

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RT @MMOnetwork Technorati Launches New Self-Serve Advertising Portal For Bloggers And Publishers http://is.gd/6diL9

A Sense of Scale: Social Networking By The Numbers (Video)

www.web-strategist.com
JESS3 / The State of The Internet from Jesse Thomas on Vimeo. Numbers are powerful, but only if they provide context to the changes in our life. This above embedded video (if you don’t see it, click here to the blog post) has been created by agency Jess3 and...
A Sense of Scale: Social Networking By The Numbers (Video)

We’re taking BGR to the next level — MMC acquires BGR

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I wanted to share some amazing news with you all. I am happy to report that BGR has been acquired by MMC. Moving forward, CEO of MMC Jay Penske and I are partners on BGR, and I couldn’t be happier. This will allow BGR to grow enormously. From a more comprehensive...
We’re taking BGR to the next level — MMC acquires BGR

Sunday Morning Thoughts: Facebook, Graph API, and Open Graph

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Sunday Morning Thoughts: Facebook, Graph API, and Open Graph I don’t do the pundit thing. I don’t claim to already understand everything that Facebook’s announcements this week mean. They were certainly interesting, and breath taking in potential scope. They also rely heavily on the weight of FB’s 500 million monthly...
Sunday Morning Thoughts: Facebook, Graph API, and Open Graph

New Search Results, from Technorati and Ingboo

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New Search Results, from Technorati and Ingboo
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?