Topic / Blogging

Giga Omni Media buys TheAppleBlog

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GigaOm and TheAppleBlog have announced that GigaOm’s parent company Giga Omni Media has purchased the blog. No word on how much did they bought the blog for, but it expected that he Om Malik didn’t pay that much for it. In GigaOm’s posting, Malik said that he always wanted to start an Apple-related blog, but didn’t want to compete with an already expanding list of blogs devoted to Apple that […]

AOL makes big cuts across blogs, except Tech

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NEWS IN BRIEF: AOL is making big budget cuts in its blogging properties, according to TechCrunch. The cuts range up, according to their sources, to 25% of each blog’s total budget – and the main cuts are from personnel costs. The bloggers are now told that they should take a couple of weeks off, and there may or may not have a job in AOL in August. However, the AOL […]

Police director sues for bloggers’ names

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Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin and the city of Memphis have filed a lawsuit to find out who operates a blog that is harshly critical of Godwin and the police department. However, they have not sued the bloggers, but they have sued AOL for the names and all information related to an email address that is linked to the blog. The blog, MPD Enforcer 2.0, is operated under an alias […]

Engadget chief confirms resignation

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The Editor in chief of Engadget, owned by AOL, Ryan Block will step down from the top spot and will be launching a brand new site; with TechCrunch speculating that it may be called Devixe. Taking over the ranks will be Josh Fruhlinger and Joshua Topolsky, with Fruhlinger taking over the entire AOL Tech Network, which includes TUAW, Switched, Download Squad and all of Engadget’s spinoffs. Topolsky will become the […]

World oldest blogger passes away

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Yesterday at 6am, the world’s oldest blogger passed away. Olive Riley, from the New South Wales’ central coast region, died at a nursing home at the age of 108. She will be mourned by her family and thousands who have read her blog at http://www.allaboutolive.com.au (which is apparently down) and http://worldsoldestblogger.blogspot.com/. She had more than 70 posts on her blog, or what she called it, “blob”; sharing her experiences and […]

Guardian Media Group buys paidContent parent company for $30 million

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paidContent, a blog about "the economics of content", has said that it will be acquired by UK media company Guardian Media Group, owners of The Guardian and Guardian.co.uk. The Guardian Media Group itself is owned by the Scott Trust. Its parent company, ContentNext Media, has said that it will remain as a independent business and also says that it is a major expansion for the Guardian Media Group’s US presence. […]

AP stories are banned : TechCrunch

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One of the most influential technology blogs, TechCrunch, has decided to ban all news stories done by the Associated Press, after over the weekend it sent 7 DMCA takedown notices to Rogers Cadenhead’s Drudge Retort after linking to their posts. TECHGEEK won’t do something that drastic, since we are not that influential anyway. But, the AP is a co-operative news agency owned by its "contributing newspapers, radio and television stations", […]

AOL cans Health Blogs…

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AOL has quietly canned three of it’s health blogs; The Cancer Blog, The Diabetes Blog and The Cardio Blog. These were part of Weblogs Inc, the owners of Engadget. According to TechCrunch, this brings the total of 60% of blogs being axed. The total of blogs is now 55, with only 33 standing. 7 of them are translated versions of Engadget and Autoblog. The count does not count the blogs […]

Fake Steve Jobs is Daniel Lyons…

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The New York Times has now revealed the identity of the blogger who is known for writing on Fake Steve Jobs Blog on BlogSpot as Daniel Lyons. Lyons is currently the senior editor of Forbes.com. In the past months, many people from Silicon Valley were reading, including by both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. This also led to rumours that Gates was writing it, but he denied it. He posted […]

Your Space not there? We can fix that…

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… Well not us, but LiveSide can. They have a workaround for all the Windows Live Spaces that became unavailable after the upgrade. This problem, as reported, is due to the Windows Live Player gadget being set to invisible. Here is the workaround… To get your Space back, follow these steps: 0. Sign in passport 1. Go to “http://<youralias>.spaces.live.com/?_c=WMP ” (no quotes, insert your spaces name) 2. Change “Display mode” […]

The World Hated Blogger is in Australia

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Casey Serin, who became an internet star where he posted his foreclosures and his unwillingness to find a job, has now told his readers at his blog, which recently was updated, saying that he is living in Australia. He has also replied to all the questions, including that he left his wife penny-less. His blog is at http://www.iamfacingforeclosure.com.

A Widget Ready WordPress Theme…

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So… you got this fabulous WordPress Theme, but it does not read widgets. That’s a huge bummer. But, Alpesh Nakars has a blog post on how to convert it to a widget ready theme. First find the functions.php and add this code… <?php if ( function_exists(’register_sidebar’) ) register_sidebar(); ?> Then trackdown sidebar.php and insert this code before the search box… // <?php if ( !function_exists(’dynamic_sidebar’) || !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?> […]

The Blogging Masterminds

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Gawker Media and Weblogs Inc. Both run many blogs, and some are popular with tech geeks alike. So, how many blogs do they run? More importanly, who has the most average readers… Terence Huynh writes.

Coming Soon : Blogsmith?

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Blogsmith, the blogging platform that runs all the blogs in Weblogs Inc. has now plans to launch soon. Weblogs Inc. is now part of AOL after acquiring it in 2005. Previously, Blogsmith.com redirected to Brian Alvey’s blog; however, today the site shows Blogsmith and saying it’s coming soon. Do you think will it ever happen? Come and see for yourself.

Blogging keeps Sanjaya alive…

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CNN has an article saying that the blogs are keeping American Idol’s Sanjaya Malakar in the game. He is one of the singers that actually will make Simon Cowell quit, because he is not talented. There have been a increase of 338% of blog references. The largest, Reality TV Magazine, has at least 40 other links from Jan. 1 – April. 8.


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