Rise of the Tech Bandits: John Gruber & Josh Topolsky, the Cool Kids

Rise of the Tech Bandits: John Gruber & Josh Topolsky, the Cool Kids

Editor’s note: In the Summer 2012 issue of SAY Magazine, Dan Frommer chronicles the history of tech blogging. For the rest of this week, Richard MacManus, who founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003, will be looking back on the early days.

In our final look at the leading tech bloggers of this era, we profile a couple of guys who have cornered the market…

Rise of the Tech Bandits: Pete Cashmore, the Cyborg

Rise of the Tech Bandits: Pete Cashmore, the Cyborg

Editor’s note: In the Summer 2012 issue of SAY Magazine, Dan Frommer chronicles the history of tech blogging. For the rest of this week, Richard MacManus, who founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003, will be looking back on the early days.
Mashable founder Pete Cashmore is described as “studly” in Dan Frommer’s article Rise of the Tech Bandits. Pete is…

Rise of the Tech Bandits: Jason Calacanis, the Shapeshifter

Rise of the Tech Bandits: Jason Calacanis, the Shapeshifter

Editor’s note: In the Summer 2012 issue of SAY Magazine, Dan Frommer chronicles the history of tech blogging. For the rest of this week, Richard MacManus, who founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003, will be looking back on the early days.
Blog network Weblogs, Inc. sold to AOL in October 2005, for a reported $25 million. I was in San Francisco when it…

Rise of the Tech Bandits: Michael Arrington, the Early Years

Rise of the Tech Bandits: Michael Arrington, the Early Years

Editor’s note: In the Summer 2012 issue of SAY Magazine, Dan Frommer chronicles the history of tech blogging. For the rest of this week, Richard MacManus, who founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003, will be looking back on the early days.
TechCrunch launched on June 11, 2005, with the aim of covering the emerging trend called Web 2.0. Just a few days after…

Tumblr President John Maloney Resigns as Ad Campaign Rolls Out

Tumblr President John Maloney Resigns as Ad Campaign Rolls Out

This past weekend Tumblr President John Maloney resigned. The news comes only a few weeks after the über-popular, yet utterly profitless, image-heavy blogging platform announced that it would begin selling ads. 
This news does not come as a complete surprise. Earlier this year, Mr. Maloney had discussed the idea of moving on, as he is less…

TypePad Blogs Get More Relevant With Zemanta Recommendations

TypePad Blogs Get More Relevant With Zemanta Recommendations

Life just got a little easier for bloggers who use TypePad. The hosted blogging platform announced that it is integrating Zemanta’s content recommendation tools into its service, which suggests links to related stories from across the Web. Zemanta also generates in-text links to related information. For instance, if you mention Mark…

Tumblr Holds Its Nose, Opens Back End to Ads

Tumblr Holds Its Nose, Opens Back End to Ads

Tumblr has decided to change its tune about ads. Starting May 2, it will sell the featured post spot on the user dashboard to highlight sponsored posts. “We’re pretty opposed to advertising,” CEO David Karp told the Los Angeles Times in 2010. “It really turns our stomachs.” But for the free blogging service, the stomachs of its investors are more…