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Ex-Google News, Bing Engineers Set Out To Build ‘Newspaper Of The Future’ (via TechCrunch)

Okay, I can absolutely get on board this (well, if I were an iPad user). Personalized, digital news … this is what the newspaper industry should be thinking.

Ex-Google News, Bing Engineers Set Out To Build 'Newspaper Of The Future' Delivering news digitally in a personalized manner is a nut many a startup – as well as many established Internet companies and publishers – are desperately trying to crack. A newly-founded Palo Alto startup called Hawthorne Labs is one of them. Today, the company released their first application, dubbed APOLLO, for the iPad (iTunes link – screenshots and video below). Their lofty ambition is to become the number one daily destination of top pers … Read More

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Indulge with Twitter Name Search

Do you love yourself? A lot? Hey, anyone who’s blogging, microblogging or doing any other sort of “see me!” stuff on the web, is at least a little guilty of this (draw your own conclusions about me, then multiply by three). Twitter‘s now making it easier to feed this lust for self-exploration in the social media space.

Twitter Starts Name Dropping In Search Results -- Huge For User Discovery Admit it, 99% of your Twitter searches are for vanity purposes. You do it, I do it, we all do it. And such a search revealed a potentially very useful and powerful new feature today. Twitter is now injecting name results into searches on twitter.com when you do a regular search for a name. To be clear, Twitter has had a name search option for some time, but this is the first time they’ve put it front and center in the main tweet stream when you d … Read More

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TechCrunch TV: Speaking Of… Detroit, Featuring Scott and Jay Adelson (via TechCrunch)

I’m really enjoying this video interview series. Great stuff.

TechCrunch TV: Speaking Of... Detroit, Featuring Scott and Jay Adelson Guest post by Cyan Banister… I've met a lot of engineers and entrepreneurs from Detroit and there's an underlying vibe that resonates from all of them: a specific attitude or work ethic – possibly left over from the automotive industry – that either causes them to try to work harder than their fathers or go against the grain trying to figure out how they can live life to its fullest. As Jay Adelson takes his first break from work in 20 years, w … Read More

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AP Trolls for Traffic in TechCrunch E-mail

Seriously, why else would a news organization push an off-topic story to a blogger?

AP Not Amused By The Woot Story, Tries To Play The Oil Spill Card Oh those jokesters over at the AP — the fun never ends! Last night, we wrote a post noting that Woot was (humorously) calling out the AP for not following their own ridiculous rules when quoting from content. By Woot's calculation, using the AP tool, the AP owes them $17.50 (but Woot was nice enough to offer them the chance to buy some headphones off of Woot instead). The AP didn't like that story — neither our's or Woot's. This morning, Paul C … Read More

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New Theme: Koi (via WordPress.com News)

I’m always excited about new tools from WordPress.

New Theme: Koi Say hello to Koi, our newest theme. This light and colorful theme provides a beautiful framework for your WordPress.com site with delicate, hand-drawn illustrations and refined typography. The tasteful artwork featured in the header and footer are suggestive of koi, an ornamental fish often considered a symbol of love and friendship. [caption id="attachment_4724" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Example of Koi's layout showing the lovely … Read More

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WordPress Gives Us The VIP Treatment, Goes Down On Us Again (via TechCrunch)

The only way to describe this is … ouch. Anyway, I still love WordPress.

WordPress Gives Us The VIP Treatment, Goes Down On Us Again Well, that was fun. If you tried to access TechCrunch any time in the last hour or so, you probably noticed that it wasn't working at all. Instead, you were greeted by the overly cheery notice "WordPress.com will be back in a minute!" Had we written that message ourselves, there would have been significantly more profanity. The cause of the downtime is still being determined; we're waiting for more details from WordPress.com, the hosted blogging … Read More

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Are You Writing Rockin’ Blog Post Titles? (via Share the Word)

This is great advice on writing blog post headlines from the editorial guru at WordPress. It’s definitely worth reading a few times!

Are You Writing Rockin' Blog Post Titles? If you saw the blog post titles below, which would you want to click and read? "recipe for Last night's soup" "My Spicy, Dare-I-Say Sultry Tortilla Soup Recipe" and "Whale sharks and othr stuff" "I Swam With a Whale Shark, and It Blew My Mind" I could be wrong (seriously, it does happen sometimes) but I'm gonna guess that most of you would click the #2s and pass over the #1s.  These second titles are not only more informative but enticing. Sultry … Read More

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