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The Verge

How witches took over Tumblr in 2017

@DanFrakes @davewiner @ruhanirabin via The Verge

Storify is shutting down and will delete all posts next May

Business Insider

Storify, once a hot tool among journalists looking to tell stories using social media posts, is shutting down

GeekWire

Amazon Echo is now a clock radio with new Alexa musical alarm feature

Smart devices Music streaming
Øresund Startup News

The marketplace for tattoos, Tattoodo, closes investment round at $5M

Funding Lifestyle
Practical Ecommerce

17 Cryptocurrency Plugins for WordPress

Payments Websites
TechCrunch , GSMArena.com , The Verge

Amazon brings its Echo smart speakers and Music Unlimited service to 28 new countries

Global Music streaming
Re/code

The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur wants you to know he is more famous than Anderson Cooper

US elections
ZDNet

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show

Smart devices
PE Hub

| Contentful reels in $28 mln Series C

avc

Disqus and Zeta

Strategy People
$90,000,000
SiliconANGLE Media , TechCrunch

Zeta Global acquires commenting platform Disqus for $90M - SiliconANGLE

The Verge

Tumblr trends for 2017: witchcraft, Wonder Woman, and wholesome memes

Music
TechCrunch

Contentful, a Stripe for content management, raises $28M led by General Catalyst

Practical Ecommerce

Affiliate Marketing Report Card: WP Engine

Retail
TNW

Learn how the pros use Wordpress to build the world’s most popular websites for under $50

Deals
$28,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
Tech.eu

Germany's Contentful raises $28 million in Series C round

Funding Software development
Quartz

Vox Media has canceled the open bar at its holiday party

Ars Technica , Mashable

Destiny 2’s Ghost is actually an Amazon Alexa speaker and skill now

Smart devices Gaming
memeburn

In Loving Memeory: Tumblr CEO David Karp steps down

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