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WordPress Just Got A Spike In Imports From Tumblr WordPress Just Got A Spike In Imports From Tumblr

WordPress might have quite a bit to gain by Yahoo’s purchasing of Tumblr for $1.1 billion. As noted, a bunch of Tumblr users are already freaking out about Yahoo buying the massively popular blogging platform (and the promise of new …

Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw It Up’ Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw It Up’
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It’s official. After rumors swirled last week, Yahoo and Tumblr have announced an agreement that will see Yahoo acquire the popular blogging platform for approximately $1.1 billion (all cash). For comparison, that’s just a little more than Facebook wound up …

Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs
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As I reported in October in 2011, and others picked up on about five months later, Google would be launching a Google+-based comment platform for blogs. Today, Google made the announcement, but it’s only for Blogger blogs, at least at …

Google Tweaks The Blogger Template HTML Editor Google Tweaks The Blogger Template HTML Editor
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Google announced that it has made some adjustments to the template HTML editor for Blogger. It now supports line numbering, syntax highlighting, auto-indentation and code folding. In a post on the Blogger Buzz blog, Google software engineers Samantha Schaffer and …

Is Email Your Business’ Answer To The Loss Of Google Reader? Is Email Your Business’ Answer To The Loss Of Google Reader?
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Businesses have had the idea that “content is king” pounded into their brains for years. If you want to thrive online, you have to have compelling content that people want to read. The other side of that coin, however, is …

AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature
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AOL has launched MapQuest Travel Blogs for the web and iOS (via a dedicated app). The feature lets users create blogs of their trips with photos, stories, reviews, etc. According to the company, the Travel Blogs will automatically map out …

Quora Launches Blogs, Rich Text Editor Quora Launches Blogs, Rich Text Editor

Last month, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo announced the company’s new mission, which involves sharing and growing the world’s knowledge. He indicated that Quora would be expanding beyond the simple Q&A the site is known for. It appears that expansion has …

Is Twitter Shutting Down Posterous Spaces? Is Twitter Shutting Down Posterous Spaces?
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A little less than a year ago, Twitter announced that it acquired Posterous, though the companies said that Posterous would remain up and running “without disruption,” some users have now found that they are unable to sign up for new …

Tumblr For iPad Is Now A Reality Tumblr For iPad Is Now A Reality

Tumblr has finally launched an iPad-optimized version of its iOS app. Tumblr staff simply says, “Without further ado, Tumblr for iPad is finally here. We hope you like it as much as we do.” Well, they did also call it …

Blogger Gets A New Google+ Widget Blogger Gets A New Google+ Widget

Google has launched a “Followers Gadget” for Blogger users who want to display Google+ followers on their blogs. The gadget, which looks similar to Google Friend Connect, highlights your total Google+ audience. Of course, it also provides a follow button. …

Is Medium The Next Step In Blogging? Is Medium The Next Step In Blogging?

Can the creators of Blogger and Twitter really revolutionize web publishing again? We may find out soon. If they don’t, it’s not for lack of trying. Blogger and Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are at it again. After …

Google Redesigns Its Blogger Android And iOS Apps Google Redesigns Its Blogger Android And iOS Apps

Google announced the launch of new updates to its Android and iOS apps. These include a new design and the addition of some new features. The new apps include landscape support for post composition. This is good news. Who really …

Matt Cutts Talks Guest Blogging (Again) And Article Spinning Matt Cutts Talks Guest Blogging (Again) And Article Spinning
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Last month, Google put out a Webmaster Help video about guest blogging, and its effects on links. Now, Matt Cutts (who discussed the topic in that video) has appeared in another related video. This time, he responds to the following …

Tumblr’s “Native” iOS App Update Brings New Dashboard, Gestures Tumblr’s “Native” iOS App Update Brings New Dashboard, Gestures

Tumblr has just made a significant step forward for users’ mobiel experience, as they have released version 3.2 of their iOS app. This time, the Tumblr app is completely native and features a better dashboard, new notification previews, and GIF …

In Case You Were Wondering, Quoting Isn’t Duplicate Content [Matt Cutts] In Case You Were Wondering, Quoting Isn’t Duplicate Content [Matt Cutts]
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Google’s Matt Cutts has put out his latest Webmaster Help video. This time he takes on a pretty classic topic – duplicate content. There’s not much here that any industry veterans will find to be of particular interest, but he …

Matt Cutts Weighs In On Guest Blogging For Links Matt Cutts Weighs In On Guest Blogging For Links
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Google’s Matt Cutts, even with all of the algorithm updates he’s been announcing, has somehow found time to release a new Webmaster Help video. This one is about guest blogging for links. He basically says it can be good to …

What Does The New StumbleUpon Mean For Your Referrals? What Does The New StumbleUpon Mean For Your Referrals?
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This week, StumbleUpon launched a new iOS app with some big changes to the homepage and how users stumble through content, among other things (see our full review and interview with the company here). While the changes have only come …

Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger Launches In UK Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger Launches In UK

Google announced today that it has launched the Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger gadget in the UK. The offering was launched in the US earlier this year. “When people share words, thoughts and photos on their blogs, they’re sharing their …

Twitter Launches New Embeddable Timelines Twitter Launches New Embeddable Timelines

Twitter launched embeddable tweets (though we’re partial to our own SocialDitto) late last year, but now they’re taking things a step further. The company is launching a new way to embed interactive timelines of tweets on any website. “Whether it’s …

Google Adds Dynamic Views To Blogger Blogs On Mobile Google Adds Dynamic Views To Blogger Blogs On Mobile

Google announced that it is bringing the Dynamic Views feature of Blogger to the mobile version of the company’s blogging platform. This is the feature Google launched last year, which lets users view blogs in different format-styles. Here’s a refresher, …

Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site

You can now embed quotes from Quora on your site, with a new feature from the Q&A destination appropriately called Embeddable Quotes. “Sites all around the web already quote content from Quora which extends the distribution and impact writers on …