Press Release: For Immediate Release 1 April 2010
MELBOURNE, Australia. (April 1, 2010) – ProBlogger, the web’s #1 Blog Tips site, today announced that it has been acquired by Google.
This acquisition will be a part of Googles extension of the ‘Blogger’ brand and a precursor to their new professional blogging suite of applications – ProBlogger.
“Blogging continues to grow in popularity, not only for personal use but by entrepreneurs and businesses around the world. Once seen as a ‘fools game’ .. show all text
AngieSwartz: WOW! Congrats Darren! RT: @michelfortin ProBlogger Acquired by Google http://ff.im/-issRL
If you love Posterous but want to use it with a customized domain name (like say, ChristinaWarren.com), it just got really, really simple. Posterous has just rolled out the ability to register your own domain name for your Posterous blog and get it set up correctly in one step. Posterous has offered support for custom domains for some time now, but it still required the user registering a domain with a registrar and then altering their A records with the registrar to point to Posterous.
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jbruin: these guys are so smart RT @mashable: Posterous Adds Dead-Simple Custom Domain Registration – http://bit.ly/9gtTCk
Twitter's homepage is a work-in-progress. Today, we're testing a new design that bubbles up more of the information flowing through Twitter. This builds on a series of changes starting last year when we redesigned the homepage to make search and trending topics more visible and easily accessible to everyone. With that version, we brought the power of search.twitter.com to the homepage and let people explore the value of Twitter without an account. With the new design, we're intentionally .. show all text
adnys: Testing, testing. New Twitter homepage http://j.mp/9rZdRG RT @SG
“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu
Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica.
One of the best things I did when I decided to simplify my life was to simplify my workday — first at my day job and later, by quitting my day job, in the work I do now as a writer and entrepreneur.
I’ve eliminated most of the routine, boring, administrative tasks with a f.. show all text
samirb: 13 small things (Zen Habits) to simplify your workday – http://bit.ly/9qCPEz via @d_munk via @tweetmeme
A bright idea for wasteful office lighting – Adura Technologies has developed a mesh-based lighting system that is reducing costs and consumption inside buildings. The technology consists of wireless radios that plug into florescent light fixtures giving employees more control over their personal lighting space.
It's a Boy! (The Latest Gray Family Member) A little over two years ago, I shared with you the news that my wife and I were expecting twins, a boy and a girl, to add to our family. At the time, I referred to this as an expansion plan with 2 new hires. On June 20th of 2008, the twins, Matthew and Sarah, arrived and doubled our family overnight, from two to four. They turned a year old in June of last year, and are rapidly approaching their two-year mark. Now, while the family doesn't have ye.. show all text
Mona: Congratulations to @louisgray and family!! Gray Family Set To Expand This Fall With One More http://goo.gl/fb/Om89
Don’t spend money on marketing, do offer flexibility and data exporting to eliminate buyers’ regret, make sure to capitalize on and value goodwill, and only charge for things that are hard to do. That’s what some startups say is the key to success in the freemium business. But the biggest reason the five presenters this morning at the Freemium Summit in San Francisco — Pandora, Dropbox, Evernote, Automattic (see disclosure at the bottom) and MailChimp — are doing well is because they have grea.. show all text
newsycombinator: Case Studies in Freemium: Pandora, Dropbox, Evernote, Automattic and MailChimp http://bit.ly/cr0tAA
I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world.
So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. First, who does curation? Bloggers, of course, but blogging is curat.. show all text
Scobleizer: Blog: the seven needs of REAL TIME CURATORS: http://bit.ly/bItQQ1 Anyone working on a real-time curation system? tip @techmeme let us know!
If you’re looking to pre-order an iPad today, you’ll notice that shipping dates have been pushed back to April 12th. What’s more, Apple has removed the option to pick up your iPad in-store. It appears Apple simply can’t supply the demand for the first week of iPads, writes 9to5Mac, suggesting high demand for the device.
How many iPads have been sold so far? Some estimates say around half a million – a higher demand than many expected.
If you’ve pre-ordered an iPad for in-store pickup, y.. show all text
MariSmith: Half a million iPads sold so far, now sold out??!! (See: http://bit.ly/bN5gxv by @mashable) [Jeez, they'll make more, eh?!]
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have just launched a social and global campaign to raise awareness about child slavery in Haiti with the goal to completely ban the “restavec” system that is promoting it.
In an exclusive interview with Mashable, the couple explained to us exactly what is happening in the earthquake-devastated country, what they hope to accomplish through their foundation, and how people can use social media to spread the word.
Here is what they had to say, as well as ways you.. show all text
thatdrew: *hugz* to @aplusk and @mrskutcher – thank you for the #blamedrewscancer love in this @mashable piece – http://bit.ly/9U9wpR