Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw It Up’

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

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 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?

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 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

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?

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 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

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?

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…