Eight Percent of Amazon’s Sales Are Coming From Mobile

That’s really not all that great.
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No Slideshows!

The primary reason to publish slideshows, as far as I can tell, is to juice page views and banner ad impressions. Slideshows are super annoying and lists are awesome so we do lists!

Jonah Peretti, on part of how BuzzFeed respects its readers, from an email to employers and investors

Interview: Imgur’s Path to a Billion Image Views Per Day

A benevolent attitude and an informal alignment with Reddit have helped Imgur stand out in the commodity business of image hosting.
Imgur COO Matt Strader and founder Alan Schaaf

On The Verge of a New Tech Site, Which Finally Debuts

Tonight at 1 am PT, techies who have nothing else to do — that would be me! — can click onto a brand new tech site called The Verge.
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HuffPost at One Biiiilllliiion Monthly Page Views: More Buying, More Launching, More Hiring

It’s definitely better than one million!
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Yahoo's Envoy Joins Diplomatic Discussion

Yahoo today launched the latest addition to its growing stable of original blogs–The Envoy, which will cover foreign affairs with Laura Rozen, most recently chief foreign policy reporter for Politico, at the helm. Yahoo now has 23 original blogs across its news, sports and entertainment coverage, and said that in February, monthly traffic to those sites topped 550 million page views for the first time.

Liveblogging Demand Media's (and Richard Rosenblatt's) First Earnings Call: The Avocado Difference!

BoomTown always enjoys the maiden voyage of a newly public company, so liveblogging Demand Media’s first quarterly earnings seems like a must-do. It’s also the first public outing for CEO Richard Rosenblatt, who has sold off his previous entrepreneurial efforts. His first point: Where else can you find out how to ripen an avocado?

Enswers Acquires Soompi Korean Entertainment Community

Korean video fingerprinting company Enswers has acquired Soompi, a San Francisco-based company that runs the largest English-language Korean pop culture site.

You've Got Arianna: AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million in Cash and Stock, Appoints Huffington Editor in Chief

In a bold and definitive move, AOL is paying $315 million, mostly in cash, to buy the Huffington Post, one of the Web’s most prominent news and opinion sites. As part of the deal, Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington–who was derided by some when she co-founded the left-leaning site in 2005 with investor and well-known communications exec Kenneth Lerer–will become editor in chief of a new unit that has purview over all of AOL content properties. The deal was signed just this afternoon.

Rupert Murdoch Introduces the Daily, His iPad Newspaper

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, along with Apple’s Eddy Cue, rented out the Guggenheim Museum to show off their newest creation: A newspaper built for the iPad.

The Atlantic Pretties Up With Photos

Man Bites Dog! Web Publisher Pays Writers

Photo-Sharing App Picplz Gets a Makeover

Wonderwall Goes Latino

Forbes Gets a Facelift. Next Up: A New Body

CNET Boss Joe Gillespie Has Left the Building

AOL’s Ad Challenge, Explained

RIM Gains Mobile Browser Share