Blogging Industry News
Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison and 1,000 Lashes for Insulting Islam (May 8, 2014): Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam.
Putin Signs New Law Requiring Bloggers to Register (May 7, 2014): Vladimir Putin has signed into law in Russia strict new rules regarding blogging. Bloggers will also have to register.
Yahoo Acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 Billion (May 21, 2013): Yahoo is acquiring the Tumblr blogging service for $1.1 billion. Yahoo promises not to screw it up in a press release.
Rumor: Yahoo to Acquire Tumblr (May 17, 2013): There is a rumor that Yahoo may acquire Tumblr. Yahoo will reportedly make the decison this weekend as to whether or not to pay $1.1 billion for the popular blogging platform.
Cheezburger Network Cuts 24 Jobs (April 30, 2013): The Cheezburger Network, best known for its LOL Cats, has cut 24 jobs. This is about 35% of its workforce.
Posterous to Shut Down on April 30 (February 15, 2013):
Andrew Sullivan Finds Success With Paid Blogging Model (January 8, 2013):
Automattic, Company Behind WordPress, Expects to Hit $45 Million in Revenues This Year (April 26, 2012):
Disney Channel to Launch Show Called Dog With a Blog (April 20, 2012):
Conan O'Brien Buys Mashable for 3,500 Smackeroos (April 1, 2012):
Report: CNN in Talks to Acquire Mashable (March 13, 2012):
Twitter Acquires Posterous (March 12, 2012):
Study Finds Inc. 500 Companies Are Blogging Less (January 30, 2012):
Facebook, Blogger and Twitter Top Social Media Sites in 2011 (December 29, 2011):
Say Media Acquires ReadWriteWeb (December 17, 2011):
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