June 7, 2013 |
The San Francisco Chronicle launched a book blog this week, Bookmarks . To welcome Bookmarks to the literary blogosphere, we emailed books editor John McMurtrie, who told us all about the blog -- or blogue, or blague, depending. JC: Did the Chronicle blog about books before? JM: No, there were no previous book blogs. But I'd like to think someone in the 19th century was compiling a blogue. The word blog, for me, still calls to mind “ blague ,” meaning joke in French.
June 2, 2013 |
This website eliminates foreign-language barriers so you can find travel inspiration even at the hyper-local level. Name: WebFlakes.com What it does: Translates into English fresh, quality content from locals blogging in their native languages. There are currently 60 bloggers in France, Italy, Japan, Argentina, Switzerland and Peru writing on topics such as travel, food and dining, wine, architecture and design. What's hot: I wouldn't have known the posts were translated (by volunteers)
May 24, 2013 |
The gig: Emily Schuman, 30, is the lifestyle maven behind the popular blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, a confectionary collection of stylish outfits, recipes, home decor tips and do-it-yourself projects. Think Martha Stewart meets Carrie Bradshaw. The blog also led to a book deal for the California native. Titled "Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide to Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining With Ease," it hit shelves last August and landed on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.
May 21, 2013 |
When Google went public in 2004 for $85 a share, I wrote a column questioning such a high valuation for a company built on a math equation. Wasn't it inevitable that someone would come along with a better search algorithm? Google closed Monday at $908.53 a share. So take what I'm about to say with a pinch of cyber-salt. Yahoo is paying $1.1 billion for the blogging service Tumblr, which enjoys a loyal following among millions of young, cool, edgy and influential users, but little, if any, profit.
May 21, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - To punctuate his company's $1.1-billion purchase by Yahoo Inc., Tumblr co-founder and Chief Executive David Karp let loose in a blog post with a celebratory expletive. It was classic Karp, a 26-year-old high school dropout who built one of the Web's most popular outlets for personal expression. It was also a clever way to send a message to Tumblr users: It may have been bought out - earning Karp about $275 million - but Tumblr was going to stay irreverent.
May 20, 2013 |
Many Tumblr users are already up in arms over worries that their beloved blogging service could lose its hip edge under Yahoo's control. The blogging website was filled with rants after Yahoo announced on Monday it was acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion. An online petition to stop Yahoo from buying Tumblr had already been signed by nearly 169,000 people as of late Monday afternoon. “Yahoo is gonna ruin tumblr and Tumblr is the only reason why the world isn't in chaos rite now tumblr keeps people sane what if it shuts down.
May 20, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is attempting a bold - and risky - strategy to turn around the struggling Internet giant with the $1.1-billion acquisition of Tumblr, a trendy social blogging service popular with teens and young adults. Though Yahoo still has a massive online audience, it's losing its grip on young people and how they consume the Internet on mobile devices. Tumblr, a 6-year-old company with 100 million users who share links, photos and blog posts, represents the new guard of the Internet.
April 30, 2013 |
China employs an army of censors. As many as 50,000 well-trained monitors police the Internet, and 12 government departments are empowered to search and seize information and shut down users and sites. They work fast: A recent study conducted by two American computer scientists found that 30% of banned posts are removed within half an hour of posting, and 90% within 24 hours. International corporations must abide by the censors or forgo doing business in China. Paramount Pictures, for example, agreed in April to cut scenes from a new Brad Pitt movie to remove an unflattering reference to China.
April 26, 2013
Carrot cake ice cream Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling and freezing time Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. Servings: Makes 1 quart Spiced pecans 1 cup pecan halves 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
April 15, 2013 |
Most dips, spreads and cheeses taste better on a crusty piece of bread. During Monday morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter, participants shared some serious spreads. And surprisingly, most of them were green. Here are the highlights: Susan Orlins claims her hummus is "the best homemade hummus. " Try her recipe and decide for yourself. There is also a recipe for " black on black " hummus from the blog BananaWonder.com made with black sesame tahini. Orly from the blog Yumivore.com shared a recipe for a vibrant green, spring pea and ricotta spread on crostini.