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Categories: blogging

Federated Media Raises $50 Million (and a Few Eyebrows)

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 15

There’s money in blogs after all. Ad network Federated Media, which aims to help blogs and other online sites create the new generation of media giants, announced this morning that…

John Chambers has Caught the Blogging Bug

Posted by: Peter Burrows on February 26

The video-blogging bug, to be precise. Since last June, he’s done a dozen three-to-five minute vlogs that are posted on Cisco’s intranet for the benefit of Cisco’s 64,000 employees. Entitled…

I Love Techmeme, But I’m Really Tired of It

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 08

I haven’t been blogging quite as much the last few weeks, not that I ever would have been mistaken for Mike or Om. I’ve always tended to post in spurts,…

Fake Larry Ellison (semi) Revealed!

Posted by: Steve Hamm on November 14

I was only semi enchanted with the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs blog. Steve is overexposed, to put it mildly, so why would anybody want more of him? But after…

Marc Andreessen’s Moonlighting Job: Blogger

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 07

Marc Andreessen, Ning cofounder and onetime Netscape cofounder, has started blogging. And hey—he’s real good. He should have been a writer (except he was smart enough to realize there’s no…

Bloggers: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 09

Tim O’Reilly’s and Jimmy Wales’ call for a blogging code of conduct, including an “anything goes” badge for sites, sure has raised a ruckus. His idea is understandable in the…

Trackback Spam and the Stunning Variety of Human Sexual Behavior

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 18

Because our blog spam filter seems to have gone missing the last few months, and no one else on this blog appears to check trackbacks (thanks, guys), I have had…

The Dirt on Techdirt’s New Blogger Community

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 11

I’ve always liked the sharp, pithy analysis of current tech issues on the Techdirt blog, but it turns out that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the Belmont (Calif.)-based…

Unrepentant PayPerPost Gets Funding

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 02

Three months after getting slammed by BusinessWeek’s Jon Fine, TechCrunch’s Marshall Kirkpatrick, and a gazillion bloggers, PayPerPost is crying all the way to bank. The Orlando-based startup, which matches advertisers…

New Online Ad Model at Techmeme

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 25

The popular tech news aggregator Techmeme just debuted a new advertising/sponsorship model that looks pretty interesting to a lot of folks besides me. Founder Gabe Rivera explains: There’s a…

Death to Trackback Spam

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 22

I give up. Deleting trackback spam is consuming my life—at best, I get about 200 to 300 spams for every valid trackback—and the pure ickiness of many of them is…

What’s Up, Mike? A Brief Talk with TechCrunch’s Editor

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 11

Mike Arrington’s new CrunchGear blog won’t be the end of his ambitions. Mike told me he’s planning two more blogs in the next month, starting with gaming, probably by acquisition….

Munch, Munch, More Crunch: Now It’s CrunchGear

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 10

TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington has sure been busy. Tonight he debuted yet another site, CrunchGear, a new gadget blog headed by former Gizmodo editor John Biggs. As Mike describes it: Expect…

Mega GigaOM

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 10

Om Malik’s new site is up, packed with more features, like tabs for various sections and RSS feeds for each of those sections. Lots to digest. Bon voyage, Om….

eBay Dives into Web 2.0

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 14

eBay, arguably the original Web 2.0 company, is sure latching onto the newfangled 2.0 stuff. Today, it announced eBay Wiki, with service hosted by JotSpot. It’s intended to allow members…

Microsoft’s Big Loss

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 12

Scoble’s leaving. Wow. Hard to imagine a guy who helped Microsoft’s image more. He explains why he’s moving on. Good luck, Robert!…

eBay Gets into the Ad Game, Sort Of

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 11

I couldn’t make it early enough to the eBay Developer Conference in Las Vegas to hear the company announce eBay AdContext, which at first sounds like a competitor to Google’s…

Why Are Blog Names So Boring?

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 18

Just ran across Cathode Tan. Even if I didn’t like the posts (and I do), I probably would have subscribed just for the great name. But it got me thinking…

TechCrunch Goes Green

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 12

Mike Arrington’s well-read TechCrunch blog has a new look, as he announces on one of his other blogs, CrunchNotes. Many of the commenters there aren’t so sure about the…

Blogs Multiply. Our Heads Explode

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 18

Just catching up to Dave Sifry’s latest State of the Blogosphere report. The CEO of Technorati says the blog tracking firm now counts more than 35 million blogs, as the…

Who Is Afraid of Blogs?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on February 09

Corporations and universities are increasingly snooping around blogs. A number of bloggers have been fired. Some college students have had college police bust into their apartments because of notes the police read on blogging and social-networking sites. Do all these happenings make bloggers afraid to blog?


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