Facebook gets cross-platform blogging application: Blog It from Six Apart

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Hoping to appeal to high-powered bloggers who own multiple blogs and have a strong presence on Facebook, Six Apart has launched the Blog It application to let users update their blogs and “microblogs” directly from Facebook.

Six Apart are the creators of TypePad, amongst other services, but wanted to create an application that allows a wide range of platforms to be updated. Around a dozen popularw blogging platforms — including WordPress, Movable Type, Vox, and Blogger — can be updated, as well as microblogging services such as Twitter and Pownce…

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Andy MerrettFacebook gets cross-platform blogging application: Blog It from Six Apart

Apple hails "incredible reaction" to iPhone SDK

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Apple has announced that over 100,000 iPhone developers have downloaded the Software Development Kit since it was announced last week.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said that the reaction of developers to the SDK “has been incredible”, adding that over one million people watched the launch video at Apple’s web site…

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Andy MerrettApple hails "incredible reaction" to iPhone SDK

Vox and Six Apart founder Mena Trott announces pregnancy on…Vox!

menapregs.jpg It’s pretty obvious that here at Shiny Towers, we’re huge fans of Vox and Six Apart in general. Why, if you don’t see an update on Tech Digest every half hour, that means we’re probably fooling around on Vox, blogging that day’s various meme.

Anyway, just wanted to wish Mena and Ben Trott, founders of Six Apart, and good friends of Shiny, a huge congratulations for getting up the Hilary Duff, so to speak! The baby is due late this year according to her Vox…

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Katherine HannafordVox and Six Apart founder Mena Trott announces pregnancy on…Vox!

Spin-my-Blog now available to UK and US LiveJournal users

livejournal_spin_my_blog.gifSpin-my-Blog, which launched in February, has now done a deal with Six Apart to make the service available to all 12 million LiveJournal users.

Simply by making a phone call and speaking their blog entry, users of the popular blogging platform can blog while on the move, or anywhere they don’t have access to a computer. It’s also more convenient than texting blog entries, unless you’re into micro-blogging of course.

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Andy MerrettSpin-my-Blog now available to UK and US LiveJournal users

Sony BMG wants new bands to blog, not send demo CDs

columbiavox.jpgIf you’re in a young, thrusting band, you’ve probably already got a MySpace page (and if not, why the hell not?) But up until now, attracting the attention of a label has still involved packaging up dozens of demo CDs and sending them off to A&R folk, who then use them as coffee holders. Allegedly.

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Stuart DredgeSony BMG wants new bands to blog, not send demo CDs

Six Apart's Mena Trott on Vox: "We're winning back burned-out bloggers"

It's been quite a year for blogosphere-baroness Mena Trott. In October, Six Apart commercially launched Vox, its blogging-cum-social networking service, following a successful beta. And since then, it's been picking up users at a rapid pace. "People have really embraced…

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Stuart DredgeSix Apart's Mena Trott on Vox: "We're winning back burned-out bloggers"