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July 2, 2009

Gdgt Launches, Goes Down (But Comes Right Back Up)

gdgt.gifThe gadget startup gdgt, with Peter Rojas and Ryan Block at the helm, has launched. It is something of a gadget-focused community, mixing in traditional editorial content and reviews, with user generated content and a wiki-like gadget database. That wiki is the killer app, is my bet, although gdgt could do just as well with just its content. After all, they clocked in 4.7 million pageviews with their liveblog from WWDC, pre launch. The power of Rojas and Block is not to underestimated.

And gdgt might very well be an interesting site, surely one to follow. It is not like the predecessors, Engadget or Gizmodo, but more of a social beast, which is interesting. read more

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June 11, 2009

How A Not Even Launched Gadget Site Can Clock 4.7M Pageviews

gdgt.gif4.7 million pageviews. That’s what a not yet launched gadget site clocked in at while live blogging WWDC! Amazing, right? Actually, it is so amazing that both VentureBeat and TechCrunch writes about it.

So how did they do it? read more

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