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Why Everyone Will Totally Read This Column

“Within 15 seconds, I know whether an item is going to work,” says Gawker’s Neetzan Zimmerman.

I Shot the Serif — Why Didn’t Anyone Notice the Tumblr Logo Change?

But I did not shoot the deputy.
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Bloglovin Tripled Traffic This Year as Tumblr-Plus-Reddit for Ladies

There’s a boom going on in women’s blogging, and a site called Bloglovin is one of the epicenters.
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News Byte

Blogging Startup Medium Opens to All

Medium, the blogging startup created by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, announced on Friday that it is now open for all to use. Newcomers are required to sign in with a Twitter account, and can only post from Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers.

Dick Costolo Wrote the Twitter Playbook — Two Years Before He Joined the Company

Take a peek into the Twitter chief’s pre-Twitter mentality on startups, management and more.
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ATD Week in Review: Facebook Gets More Twittery and Kara’s Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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Meh Is the New Up: Yahoo Meets Lackluster Q2 Expectations and Lowers Guidance

Revenue growth continues to elude the Silicon Valley Internet giant.
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With $1.6 Billion in Cash, Zynga Is Now Worth Less Than $750 Million to Investors

Is it a bargain or a fire sale?
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Tumblr Porn, Tim Cook and the Problem With Big Data — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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Voices

Why Tumblr Won’t Move Yahoo’s Needle

When Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer announced that the Internet giant would spend $1.1 billion to acquire blogging site Tumblr, she promised not to “screw it up.” Maybe the young chief should have instead emphasized what the six-year-old fledging startup can do for Yahoo.