Blogging Industry News

Google Reorganizes Under New Holding Company Called Alphabet (August 10, 2015): Google has reorganized itself under a new holding company called Alphabet. Google will now be a company within Alphabet, inc.

Vox Media Acquires (May 26, 2015): Vox Media has acquired the Recode tech news site. The site will continue to publish at the site.

Google to Ban Most Nude Imagery on Blogger (February 24, 2015): Google has announced a change to its adult content policy for Blogger. Sexually explicit and graphic nudity is now banned on public Blogger blogs.

AOL is Closing Joystiq and TUAW (January 30, 2015): AOL is closing Joystiq and TUAW as part of a reorganization of its many sites.

LinkedIn Wants More of Its Members Blogging (January 8, 2015): LinkedIn wants more of its members to blog and create content.

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):

Conan O'Brien Buys Mashable for 3,500 Smackeroos (April 1, 2012):

Report: CNN in Talks to Acquire Mashable (March 13, 2012):
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