Tumblr Is Down

Two hours and counting and the blogging platform is still down. Whatever are we to do without The Daily What and all those other delightful blogs? According to The Next Web and CenterNetworks, Tumblr has been down for…

Mobile Keyboard Faceoff: Physical vs. Virtual

It’s time once again for a new edition of our long-running Faceoff Series, in which we pit two competing devices, services, or trends against each other to see which has captured the hearts and minds of Mashable readers. Last week we learned that the majority of you miss being “fans” on Facebook, and this week […]

Mashable Readers Miss Being “Fans” on Facebook

In the good old days, Facebook users “became a fan” of their favorite teams, celebrities, objects, and personalities. A month and a half ago though, that all changed. Facebook Pages switched from “Become a Fan” to “Like” in order to lower the bar for users to engage and connect with brands. The change hasn’t been […]

iPod touch Edges Out Zune HD in Reader Poll

Another edition in our Faceoff Series wrapped up today, and it was a close match. We asked you to vote on two top MP3 players, the iPod touch vs. the Zune HD. The results are now in, and Apple’s iPod touch bested the Microsoft Zune HD, although both players turned in a respectable finish. The […]

Next-Gen iPhone Defeats Droid Incredible in Reader Poll

The next generation of smartphones are going to be on the market ver soon, but two will clearly dominate the discussion: the Android-based Droid Incredible by HTC and the 4th generation iPhone, whose pics have leaked out all across the web. We asked you, the readers, to choose between the next-gen iPhone and the Droid […]

Tumblr Raises Another $5 Million in Funding

Tumblr has just announced another healthy influx of cash — $5 million from Spark and Union Square Ventures — nearly doubling the $5.2 million raised in A and B rounds of financing. The popular mini-blog company has been testing and optimizing various paid features for a while and hopes 2010 will bring it further down […]

Apple iBooks Defeat the Amazon Kindle in Reader Poll

It’s been another exciting match here in our long-running Faceoff Series, where two competing services, apps, or devices are pitted against each other for a fight to the finish. In this edition, we pitted relative newcomer Apple iBooks up against its most significant rival, the Amazon Kindle, to see who would win over the hearts […]

eReader Faceoff: Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iBooks

It’s time once again for another edition of our long-running Faceoff Series, wherein we pit two similar or competing web services, gadgets, apps and more against each other in a head-to-head battle for supremacy amongst Mashable readers. This week it’s a war for best electronic book reading experience between two of the heaviest heavyweights: Amazon […]

iPad Dominates the Netbook in Reader Vote

If you’re in the market for a smaller-scale computing device, which one should you get: the netbook with its physical keyboard or the iPad, which has sold more than 450,000 units in less than a week? That was the question for this week’s Web Faceoff, our weekly poll series where we ask you, the reader, […]

Tumblr Starts Offering Premium Themes

Remember that little payment widget on Tumblr we talked about a couple of weeks ago? One of the things it’s used for are premium themes, which are (besides the fee for getting your blog featured in Tumblr’s blog directory) Tumblr’s first revenue generator. Although monetization on blogging and microblogging networks is often mystified to the […]

Tumblr Gets a BlackBerry App

Until recently, blogging clients for the BlackBerry have been pretty limited. But WordPress for BlackBerry was released last month, and today Tumblr released its official BlackBerry app, which lets you post photos, videos, audio, links and text directly from the BlackBerry to your microblog. Mobelux, the guys behind the stellar Tumblr iPhone app are also […]

Free Music Monday: 10 Free Tracks

Hey there, music fans! Thanks for joining us for Free Music Monday this week, where we offer you 10 free downloads for your eclectic listening pleasure. If you haven’t been with us before, we’re collating free and legal tracks in honor of the #musicmonday tradition on Twitter. We happily accept your submissions for Free Music […]

Tumblr Hits Major Milestones, Plans to Start Generating Revenue

Tumblr, one of the simplest blogging platforms around, is doing really well. Situated between WordPress, which requires a bit more effort to create and organize content, and Twitter, which requires almost no effort but also doesn’t offer many features, Tumblr is the perfect tool for users who want to have a blog with photos, videos, […]

Xbox LIVE Beats PlayStation Network in Reader Vote

We had a very hotly contested matchup this week in our long-running Faceoff series, with Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE going up against Sony’s PlayStation Network for favorite online console gaming service. After an astounding 35,055 votes we’re ready to declare the winner… … and Xbox LIVE takes the win! They’ll obviously get an achievement rather than […]