Demand Media Launches Long Form Article Effort


The firm said it is looking to engage feature writers to write long articles--"north of 850 words"--for its sites. Demand Media said the new articles will look like "traditional" feature-length articles, including original reporting, exclusive quotes, and side-bars. Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publisher which runs such sites as,, and LIVESTRONG.COM, said Thursday afternoon that it is launching a new effort focused on long-form web content.

This Student Talked His Way Into Google Through Courageous Networking


A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. The post This Student Talked His Way Into Google Through Courageous Networking appeared first on John Greathouse Andrew Fuller (left) and Jonas Bolduan I encourage my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students to err […].

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Insights: Gaining and Maintaining High-Value Customers in Today's Marketplace


For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an article from Bernard Luthi , President of Monoprice (, who talks about how his company has figured out how to compete against the big guys in the room--Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and eBay.

YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund


This article originally appeared on TechCrunch HERE. If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly Infochachkie articles! Although estimates of Google’s total investment vary, the industry insiders I spoke with believe it exceeded $100 million.

When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication?


In this post, I want to look at just the question of when it makes sense to use Facebook Connect, Twitter Oauth, OpenID, Yahoo Browser-Based Authentication, Google Friend Connect or basically any of the other authentication mechanisms. Identity Wars: Google & Yahoo!

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Neo-Nazi Website Turned Away By Google


Google has revoked the domain registration for the neo-Nazi web publication, The Daily Stormer, after the site attempted to move its domain registration and host‌ing to Google, according to reports. The move comes after the site was ordered to move away from GoDaddy over the weekend, after it posted an article disparaging the woman killed by a neo-Nazi sympathizer in Charlottesville. Both Google and GoDaddy have major operations in Los Angeles.

Interview: Clark Benson of Founder & CEO of - Dicusses Playing Nice With Google


free weekly Infochachkie articles! 5) Google does a great job with indexed search. Google can definitely work complimentary to what we are doing.

Sendgrid Suspends Neo Nazi Site, Following Google, GoDaddy


Sendgrid , the email back-end services company which has a major operation in Irvine, has joined Google and GoDaddy in suspending services to the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, after user complaints. The Daily Stormer then attempted to move its hosting to Google, which immediately suspended that move yesterday. Both GoDaddy and Google also have offices and major operations in Los Angeles. sendgrid google godaddy dailystormer nazi neonazi hate white supremacy

Listen to any Article on the Go | Sound Gecko

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An Australian company, who demoed at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012, has given us a more “newsworthy” option called Sound Gecko which enabling us to listen to articles on the go. The post Listen to any Article on the Go | Sound Gecko appeared first on TechZulu.

Google Hell


I just saw a Forbes article talking about Google Hell - getting placed in the secondary index. It doesn't prevent Google Hell, but it certainly reduces the chances I've worked with several businesses that were essentially based on driving traffic via search engine optimization (SEO). There are a wide variety of techniques that can be used, but getting high rankings is not easy and highly volatile.

Insights and Opinions: Waiting for Google


In our Insights and Opinions section this Friday morning, Frank Peters , angel investor and podcaster at the Frank Peters Show , shares his opinions on startups making Google their exit strategy: It's the exit strategy for too many entrepreneurs: "Google's a target exit partner."

Tech Transforms the Election Experience, From VR to Voter Registration


Users can read articles from both political factions if they want to break out of their personal filter bubbles. My friend Eileen and I are planning to “phone-watch” the first presidential debate together on Monday.

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Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

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This article will cover two things; First, the top mistakes small business owners make that end with inquiries leading you to the exit door before making a sale. The best place to find forums is Google. Getting “Leads” does not mean money in the bank.

Insights and Opinions: Instant Reaction to Google Instant


That said, I'm not a big fan of Google Instantyet. I find Google instant to be a little annoying like the person that won't let me finish a sentence. Read the rest of Tim's article, Instant Reaction to Google Instant.

Oh Yeah, That Powerful Computer In My Pocket Is Also A Phone


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Xconomy Bookclub: “Troublemakers” Charts the Birth of Silicon Valley


In 1968, a little-read article in a soon-to-fail magazine prophesied an age of networked machines that could be more than passive, oversized calculators to become digital partners in solving problems alongside humans. “In In a few years, men will be able to communicate more effectively through a machine than face to face,” wrote JCR “Lick” Licklider and Bob Taylor, in a Science and Technology article called “The Computer is a Communication Device. ”

Viddy #Splashmob | Balls, Bikinis, Boards plus personal Snoop Dogg & Justin Bieber Vids

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The next generation will be real time mobile streaming from handheld to handheld, kinda like Google Glasses but with more viewers.”. As of this article Viddy is only on iPhone, but word on the street is they’ll soon be coming out with Viddy for Android.

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AOL Owned CrunchBase Pulls Plug on People+ Startup

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Check out a sample demo of their Google Glass product, due to arrive in 2014 (well, it was due to arrive then). I’ve used the word unsettling three times in this article already and we’re barely a couple minutes in.

7 Facts You Need to Know When Creating a Mobile App

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what you can see with out scrolling down) probably get well over 85-90% of all of the downloads (much like on Google). Here is a really interesting article recently about the trend, check it here. All you hear about these days is Mobile.

How To Make (Almost) Anything Go Viral


A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly articles! There are two schools of thought regarding how to make anything go viral.

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What to Make of Andreessen Horowitz’s Returns?

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What about those RETURNS the WSJ article spoke of? In the article it talks about Sequoia’s $19 billion sale of WhatsApp to Facebook that generated apparently $3 billion for Sequoia and its shareholders.

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Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly articles! That’s why I am reading this article. Modern day entrepreneurs use Evernote, Google Keep, etc.

Twitter Delivers You 4x More Traffic Than You Think. Here’s Why …

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This article originally appeared on TechCrunch (this version is slightly different). Most web publishers measure where their traffic is coming from using an analytics package such as Google Analytics, Omniture or Core Metrics.

How to Turn a FanBoy into a Hater in 5 Minutes: Lessons from the New WaPo

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The killer chart is below: In the article it raved particularly about the WaPo’s amazing mobile app and how Bezos personally intervened to get the team to improve loading times – whatever the short-term costs. The article was right.

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Mahalo: Our Writers Making Over $20,000 A Year


Jason Calacanis, the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based search engine Mahalo , claims that it now has a number of writers who are making over $20,000 a year writing freelance articles for the site. According to Calacanis, the firm is now paying $5 - $10 to writers to write articles for the site, and then splitting revenues from Google AdSense with those writers. Mahalo now has about 3,000 how to articles on the site.

BLOGGER ALERT: How to Start a Blog and Make Money Blogging

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In this article you’ll discover how to start a blog that makes money. This article will focus on the second component, monetization strategy. Write those down and then head over to Google Keyword Tool. Go Viral without becoming a Virus.

The Most Obvious Mobile Ad Unit and What the New York Times Got Wrong

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The New York Times recently ran an article titled, “ Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind.” But this article missed the real trend. The premise of the article is that in an increasingly online world ruled by techies who don’t want to talk on the phone, the era of being able to call the company in which you do business is winding down. They cite Quara, Google, Twitter & Facebook as obvious examples. Google already knows this.

Startup Lessons From Stephen King: Results Vs. Activities


A version of this article previously appeared Forbes. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly articles! Long before author Stephen King sold over 350 million books, he was a budding entrepreneur.

10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

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Google. It would almost seem wrong not to mention Google on a list of companies with great culture. Google has been synonymous with culture for years, and sets the tone for many of the perks and benefits startups are now known for. As Google has grown and the organization has expanded and spread out, keeping a uniform culture has proven difficult between headquarters and satellite offices, as well as among the different departments within the company.

In Defense of Uber: An Unbiased Opinion

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As somebody who has to rub shoulders with big tech companies often I can tell you that there is much blood spilled in the competitive trenches of Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Google and so on. This article had much resonance with me. ” Ironic that an article purporting to uncover a company with no training would publish pseudo journalism about the Uber experience. If you interview the neighbors of Airbnb you’d get a very different article.

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When Will Dinner Cook Itself? | Moment The Smart Home Goes Mainstream

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” Smart products need to have added value, according to Itzkovitch in his article published on Medium. Android Apps & Software Gadgets Google Samsung Appliances Belkin Connected Consumers Food Galaxy S innovation smart-home Smartphone thermostat Touchscreen

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki


free weekly Infochachkie articles! When I wrote Enchantment, I knew that the social media would be wrong – if I were to write either of the books today, I would have a whole section on Google+. I think Google+ is a great, great mechanism for enchanting people.”.

Innovation and Geography


that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny. Reading the articles and the comments is probably worth it, but I personally think that the NY Times is overstating the advantage of being in Silicon Valley with a couple of exceptions. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation?