In October of 2012, Daylife was acquired by NewsCred, the leading content marketing and syndication platform. This is great news for Daylife’s customers, and for any organization looking to use the best of the web in their publishing applications. Here’s the release.
Daylife has operated a site for the news reading public since 2006, directing news junkies to the best content that the English language web has to offer, showcasing imagery from the best photographers in the world, and enhancing the worlds news with Daylife’s patented rocket science.
At the same time, Daylife pays the rent by selling the capabilities of our platform to publishers. These publishers are, in many cases, attracting the same reading public served by the site that used to live at news.daylife.com
That wasn’t working for us, and we’ve decided to stop running a site for readers.
Although it comes into the world too late to prevent “veepstakes” from infecting our imaginations, our partners at Associated Press have done journalists and content marketers a solid by compiling and releasing their style guide for the 2012 (and beyond) US elections. It should go a long way to reducing the number of ugly neologisms that appear in… wait, no it won’t. Elections bring out the worst in our dinner conversation partners and, often, the best in our journalists. Let’s root for more of the latter and much less of the former.
These folks are adding more and more Daylife goodness to their online presence. The latest is our Polls app, which they used to gauge opinion during the recent Egyptian election.
San Diego Comic-Con 2012 is a wrap, but we’ve got photos of everything you might have missed – pictures of the floor, the panels, the costumes, the celebs, and all the rest. See the pics here and check out all the media, news, and analysis from the event here.
We’re now one drummer closer to having a travelling band.
We hired Eli back in March, which means we’re not even done hazing him yet. So let’s introduce him before he’s just a broken shell of a man!
With the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics later this month, publishers are prepping their coverage of the games. To help, Daylife and the Associated Press have released a simple solution for getting timely, high-quality coverage onto your site.
Easy, effective widgets and a microsite all your own
Using Daylife’s Publisher Suite of tools, AP offers several Olympics widgets that deliver readers to a microsite with the freshest news on the London games – from photos of the U.S. gymnasts’ training to Michael Phelps’ latest tweets. Daylife’s Olympic widgets include:
Rian van der Merwe at Elezea talks about a Verge thread called “Filters vs. failure: Instagram’s perfect messes could spell trouble for creativity“. It’s a clickbait-y title but there’s a real issue at the core of the discussion: do our creative tech tools, especially those like Instagram (or even Auto-Tune) stifle creativity by giving makers a safe sandbox where the only “mistakes” are those caused by filter settings that make the result look weathered, damaged, or otherwise imperfect.
Turn sports photo streams into click-magnet content
The London Olympics. The Stanley Cup. The NBA Playoffs. These and more big summer sports events are approaching, so now’s the time to get your team hooked up with the best gallery making and photo management tool on the market: Daylife Smart Galleries.
A great example of how Daylife apps are sponsor-ready and -friendly: our client Turner Sports just launched Smart Galleries on NBA.com (including on the home page), and the galleries are sponsored by Sony. They’ve also built an index page for all their galleries using the Smart Galleries API.