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FEATURED ARTICLE — March 26th, 2015

GigaOm’s Demise and the Future of Digital Publishing

On March 9th a somber note fell over the tech and journalistic community as Stacey Higginbotham, senior writer for GigaOm, announced via twitter that, “As of 5 pm today [GigaOm is] owned by trustees (SVB). They are in charge of our payments and our events.” The death of GigaOm, a trusted and well respected news source for all things tech related, came abruptly and without notice. Not even the well-informed writers at GigaOm anticipated the call that would ultimately result in the site’s immediate closure. What makes this unfortunate loss so unsettling is not the fact that GigaOm has closed their doors, but that there were almost no warning signs of the company’s fate. This makes the whole world of digital publishing shaky at best.

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Amazon Faults FAA for Sluggishness of Drone Testing Approval Process

The U.S. is at risk of falling behind other countries when it comes to the testing of unmanned aircrafts (UAS), Amazon told U.S. regulators this week. And the Federal Aviation Administration is at fault because the agency takes too long to give its authorization […]
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Google to Debut Bill Paying Capability Via Gmail: Report

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Translating Your Content: Can It Help Your Site Rank?

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15 Ways to Optimize Your Blog Posts for SEO and Reader Response

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13 Rules to Correctly Optimize Your Blog in WordPress

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Eight Great LinkedIn Secrets Every Professional Needs to Know

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