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Gigaom Shuts Down, “Unable to Pay Its Creditors”

Gigaom Shuts Down, “Unable to Pay Its Creditors”

By Josh Wolford March 10, 2015

Prominent tech blog Gigaom is shutting down, after it revealed it “recently became unable to pay its creditors”. Here’s what Gigaom management had to say Monday evening: Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. …

Here’s What 2014 Looked Like On Tumblr Here’s What 2014 Looked Like On Tumblr

Earlier, we looked at Yahoo’s year in review for 2014. The company is also sharing some review lists for Tumblr. “For the second year in a row, Tumblr presents its own Year In Review with more than 100 categories of …

Disqus Sponsored Comments Go Programmatic Disqus Sponsored Comments Go Programmatic

Disqus, the blog commenting product that appears on sites all over the Internet (including this one), announced that it’s launching programmatic ad buying for its Sponsored Comments product. Disqus launched Sponsored Comments back in April after testing it for a …

Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of) Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

Google Blog Search is no more – at least as a standalone offering from the search engine. Search Engine Land points out that if you go to its previous home – google.com/blogsearch – it simply redirects you to the Google …

Pinterest Launches More 'Pin It' Integrations Pinterest Launches More 'Pin It' Integrations

Pinterest announced that launch of the “Pin It” button for Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.org, and Wix. “We talk about the Pin It button a lot around here, and that’s because it’s a pretty big deal,” says Pinterest’s Bill Rastello. “It’s what …

Disqus Is Now Including Sponsored Comments Disqus Is Now Including Sponsored Comments

Disqus announced that it has been testing Sponsored Comments for the past month, and that it’s now expanding the new ad unit so that “it’ll be more likely that you come across” one. Here’s what one might look like: If …

The New All Things D Is Called Re/code The New All Things D Is Called Re/code

Back in September, The Wall Street Journal and its tech site All Things D announced that they were parting ways, and now with the new year, we get to see both the new Wall Street Journal tech section and the …

Tumblr Search Gets a Significant Update Tumblr Search Gets a Significant Update
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Tumblr has just announced a big improvement to their search function, one that they say will help users better explore the 65 billion posts now currently housed on the site (65 billion posts, yeah). Now, when you search a term, …

How Google Evaluates The Merit Of A Guest Blog Post How Google Evaluates The Merit Of A Guest Blog Post
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It’s Matt Cutts video time again. This time, he answers the question: “How can I guest blog without it looking like I pay for links?” “Let’s talk about, for example, whenever we get a spam report, and we dig into …

Mayim Bialik Opens Up About Divorce Blog
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Mayim Bialik, one of the stars of “Big Bang Theory”, has been penning blogs for Kveller–a site devoted to Jewish parenting–for a while now. In the past, her writings have gotten her a lot of attention–some unwanted–because of her belief …

Tumblr Is Starting to Crack Down on Porn Tumblr Is Starting to Crack Down on Porn
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Imagine someone baked you a cookie and promised you that you could have it whenever you wanted. “You promise not to take it away?” you ask them. “Yes,” they say. “I promise. Even though your dad doesn’t really want you …

Instagram Finally Lets You Embed Photos and Videos Instagram Finally Lets You Embed Photos and Videos
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Instagram has just announced that they are now allowing photo and video embeds – something that the service has needed for as long as it’s been around. Now, anyone wishing to embed a photo or video in an article for …

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 …

Tumblr Porn Not Likely to Be a Problem for Yahoo Tumblr Porn Not Likely to Be a Problem for Yahoo
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The news the Yahoo is acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion has brought along its fair share of grumbling from the Tumblr community. Though Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promised “not to screw it up,” Tumblr users are worried that Yahoo will …

WordPress' Share Of The World's Top Blogs Increases WordPress' Share Of The World's Top Blogs Increases
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The majority of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress, according to a new report from Pingdom, and the content management system’s share of these blogs is on the rise. According to the firm, 52% of these blogs are …

Tumblr Launches New Mobile Ads for iOS and Android Tumblr Launches New Mobile Ads for iOS and Android
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Users of Tumblr’s iOS and Android apps will begin to see ads in their streams – ones that look and feel like organic blog posts inside the apps. The new ad push marks a first for Tumblr – putting sponsored …

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 …