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September 13th, 2017

Medium 2.0

A new look, app, and features to move thinking forward

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré- Community Growth at Zest.is
Follow authors, tags, publications on Medium and receive "Medium's Daily Digest." (Just follow those that are related to finance.)
Valentin Lemort- Co founder of Albus
Smart and minimalist. Such a pleasure to use.
Xiaomeng Cui- International Marketing executive@XMind
Auto sync, clean layout and easy interaction. Once written, you can get access to your article from anywhere and from any devices.
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Play (for Medium)

Listen to Medium articles with a Chrome Extension

Tobias Herber- Student. Computers. If-statements.
You can listen to many high quality articles from medium.
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
I use Play.ht for providing audio for my Medium readers. They are robotic voices, but it gets the job done and it's very easy to get started. You can even embed the player inside your own articles.
Niv Dror- Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
This seems like a very popular Chrome extension for listening to articles. Did well in the Product Hunt launch 😊
The Writing Cooperative
And how Play.ht is helping them do it... You might be wondering, why add an audio narration to articles? Why go through the trouble of getting into the time consuming process of adding narrations to articles. Not to mention all the costs involved in buying a professional microphone, audio editing softwares, etc...
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Medium Series

A new type of story on Medium

John Ababseh- Epiphany Enthusiast
Medium has always paid attention to great UI/UX and their landing page is something I've always loved.
Digital Trends
Medium is adding a major new update to its mobile apps for iOS and Android in the form of serialized posts. The new "Series" feature lets users create mobile stories using text, images, photos, and GIFs, with video coming soon.
Engadget
However, Series sets itself apart with posts that don't disappear after 24 hours and actually evolve over time. Medium wants Series to tell "ongoing stories," which they hope posters will add to as the narrative develops.
WIRED
At some point in every technology's evolution, the world settles on its Right Way To Do Stuff. Having one broadly adopted system just makes life easier, since people don't have to learn a new language and dance routine every time they want to try something.
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Medium

Everyone's stories, now w/ an inline editor, tags & stream

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré- Community Growth at Zest.is
Follow authors, tags, publications on Medium and receive "Medium's Daily Digest." (Just follow those that are related to finance.)
Valentin Lemort- Co founder of Albus
Smart and minimalist. Such a pleasure to use.
Xiaomeng Cui- International Marketing executive@XMind
Auto sync, clean layout and easy interaction. Once written, you can get access to your article from anywhere and from any devices.
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Medium Membership

$5/month for an ad-free experience with premium content

Sambruce Joseph- Product Designer
You can even monetise certain content for your readers
Hemanth G- CEO, Wipadika Innovations
Great thoughts, deserve Support.
José Cortez- Software developer @Unbabel
Medium is currently my favorite product and I'm a super happy paid user. Not only does it provide the best experience for (quality) reading posts in the entire web but I completely agree with Ev's vision. The whole paradigm of attracting eyeballs just for attracting eyeballs' sake is not sustainable and does not necessarily promote quality content.
The Verge
Medium has just launched its subscription service, which for $5 per month will give subscribers access to... something, eventually. At the moment, the service isn't offering subscribers much beyond the knowledge that their money is going directly to writers.
TechCrunch
Official platform of hot takes Medium has launched its new business model: paid subscriptions, which the company said it would debut sometime this quarter at Upfront Summit back in early February. Medium started the year with some tough times, including layoffs and a change in direction, so it's got a lot riding on these subscriptions attracting some...
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Medium Publications

Launch your own publication with a custom domain

Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
I would consider a Medium publication with a custom domain. It's really easy to set up, and customizing it is a breeze. You can focus on the writing, editing, and curation while getting lots of new people to read your writing. I pay for Medium ($5/mo) given how good it is, but you can do it for free.
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