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Yeah - at least right now this worked for me. Thank you for the tip!

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Yes. via http://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-bank-transfer-halt-on...

"While banks in China have suspended some interbank transfers and other systems for several days, the move only covers some Internet transfers and those for small amounts, according to a statement on the People's Bank of China website. Meanwhile, state-run Beijing Times said customers can still conduct small-scale transfers via ATMs. On Sunday, Forbes contributor Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China," said that Citibank had halted bank transfers for three days, calling the move "ominous" for the Chinese banking system. However, the central bank had flagged the move earlier this month, saying the move was due to system maintenance and would occur once a month for the rest of the year."

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'Real customers. Real reviews.' (http://www.simplecharters.com/how-it-works)

featuring some real people http://bit.ly/Wo7h8T

stock photography has its place...but not beside this paragraph: "The idea of trusting a broker with your flight is crazy nowadays. Before you book your flight you can read real reviews from verified customers. Never again will you have to worry about whether or not you're getting a good deal, or will have an excellent flight!"

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charlesdenault 499 days ago | link

Took that down.

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First - this is taken from http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/109714/nate-silver-the-times%E...

Second (as is clear from source article but, once more): via https://twitter.com/JanetCoats/status/265925450696642561

@fivethirtyeight did not account for 20% of NYT traffic; 20% of visitors to NYT looked at 538. Big difference, my math-challenged friends.

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pdog 610 days ago | link

The New Republic is a better source, so I submitted a new discussion here: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4751278

Mashable, in this instance, is just rushed and plainly false blog-spam. According to them, FiveThirtyEight "accounted for 20% of all visits to the New York Times website," probably implying page views. The original article says 20% of visitors to the New York Times website also visited the FiveThirtyEight blog.

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mattangriffel 610 days ago | link

yes, but as @bdbreedlove mentions, "NYT must have some goddamn impressive stickyness for that not to be a very similar number."

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davidkatz 610 days ago | link

Many people check out a news site a few times a day, so it's hard to tell. Either way, it's impressive.

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And the first consequence of opening that Pandora's Box would be even more ammunition (not that any more is needed) for fans/writers/anyone with a passing interest in NFL to point out how awful the replacement refs are

refs: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8394351/the-nfl-official-m... http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8393575/replacement-offici... http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8402489/nfl-replacement-of...

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m_myers 658 days ago | link

This announcement dates from June, so I believe the footage is already available. So far I haven't heard anyone cite the All-22 footage for anything other than Grantland.com articles.

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This loss is b/c of the aQuantive write down. This loss has nothing to do with Apple (not to say Apple's success isn't influencing what Microsoft is doing.)

From article: "Earlier this month, the company said it was taking a one-time charge of $6.2 billion, almost exactly the amount it paid for aQuantive, an online advertising company it bought in 2007 for $6.3 billion."

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It does seem like there has been progress made/realistic goals in mind. I submitted this Times piece earlier today: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/science/vast-deposits-of-g...

There are contracts for delivery in place: Meanwhile, Tong Ling, China’s largest importer of copper concentrates and one of the world’s largest copper smelters, recently signed a deal with Nautilus for more than a million tons of Pacific sulfide ores per year — an amount equal to about 5 percent of the world’s copper production.

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One of the best sources, brought up here every now and then is from Peldi at Balsamiq: http://blogs.balsamiq.com/peldi/2008/08/05/startup-marketing...

This was essential reading for me on a couple of launches.

As to Mashable in particular, they have a startup coverage series 'Spark Of Genius.' Was a dead simple pitch (it is a form) and coverage for me there really got the ball rolling.

For other bloggers find someone how covers your niche and pitch them --- never pitch the general email address of the publication.

And one last thing - it might be worth it to pick one primary target of the big tech news sites. Once one covers you they usually all jump to follow (ie weeks old emails suddenly returned requesting interview ASAP)

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pramodbiligiri 796 days ago | link

One thing I've discovered from this thread is that Mashable is influential! It had never been in my radar, except in name. It might make the most sense for us, as TechCrunch is too mainstream.

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ktothemc 796 days ago | link

TechCrunch is "too mainstream"?

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pramodbiligiri 796 days ago | link

Oh. I just meant its audience is really broad, like I mentioned in my other reply to you (not saying that's a bad thing!). It's like the NYT of startups. Practically everyone who wants to consider themself clued in reads it (or in the case of NYT, pretends to ;)). Naturally it's competitive to find a spot in it.

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ColonelRetard 796 days ago | link

Mashable = shills

http://goldmanosi.blogspot.com/2012/02/mashable-shills-hard-...

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The Post is a fun read. It is not a reputable 'news agency.' The ads fit the Post's profile well...

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On the flip side you have generally good, thoughtful, regularly accurate analysis/projections from Horace Dediu over at http://asymo.com.

And the 'Street vs. Amateurs' predictions are always interesting to watch: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/04/16/how-many-iphones-did-...

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