All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Blogs’

Tumblr Tops 100 Million Blogs, Which House 44 Billion+ Posts

Tumblr has just hit a major milestone in its path to blog network domination. Today, Tumblr officially topped the 100 million blog mark. Tumblr currently has 100.1 million individual blogs, which are responsible for 44.6 billion posts. The Next Web first noticed that the ticker had crossed the 100 million mark. Tumblr, which was founded in 2007, hit 50 million …

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AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature

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 your entire trip. “Free travel blogs are the perfect way for you to seamlessly capture all of your memories from …

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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 begun. Today, Quora made a pair of announcements, including the launch of new blogs, and that of a rich text …

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Is Twitter Shutting Down Posterous Spaces?

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 Posterous Spaces accounts. TechCrunch reported on the finding after receiving a tip. As we’ve confirmed separately, if you try to …

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Tumblr Apologizes for Huge Outage That Cost Bloggers “Almost 100 Million Views”

If you operate a Tumblr blog, you’re probably aware that the site experienced a major outage yesterday. After experiencing intermittent errors and slow loading times on a number of pages, Tumblr decided to take down the whole site “in order to resolve the network issue.” That resulted in 4 hours of down time and a loss of nearly 100 million …

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Tumblr Announces Tumblr Analytics From Union Metrics Now Available

After two months, Tumblr Analytics from Union Metrics is out of beta, and has launched with new features. Tumblr announced the news itself on Twitter, and Union Metrics says it is Tumblr’s preferred analytics provider. “We’ve added full ad-hoc date filtering, so you can drill into any date or date range from your Tracker’s history, and access to lists, so …

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Instagram Launches Badges to Promote New Web Profiles

After seeing signs that it was on the way for a few months, Instagram finally launched web profiles for its growing user base. Accessible by going to Instagram.com/username, the web profiles feature your profile photo, bio, and all of your recent photos. Instagram also gives users the ability to like and comments on photos, as well as follow new users …

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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 likes composing a blog post in mobile in portrait? They’ve added the ability to share to Google+. Frankly, I’m very …

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Newsweek Goes Strictly Digital After 80 Years

Newsweek, which has been in publication for nearly 80 years, is adopting an all-digital format. In 2010, the publication merged with online publication The Daily Beast, and now the combined company has decided the print business is no longer needed. It won’t be all TheDailyBeast.com. Tablet apps will remain a major part of the strategy, as well as a premium …

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Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety

The web claims a historic print publication. Penske Media Corporation, which owns publication/blog brands like BGR, Deadline, Hollywood Life, HollyBaby, ENTV, MovieLine, TVLine, and OnCars, has now acquired Variety, the entertainment news publication that has been around for over a century. Variety was founded in 1905 by Sime Silverman, and now it has been purchased by Penske from Reed Elsevier …

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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 an author’s Tweets alongside their blog, a hashtag about an event like #DNC2012, or a list of competitors at the …

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Google Is Shutting Down More Services

Google announced late on Friday that it is shutting down a few more services: Google Apps For Teams, Google Listen and Google Video for Business. “We introduced Google Apps for Teams in 2008 to allow people with a verified business or school email address to collaborate using non-email applications from Google like Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google Talk,” says …

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