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6 Resources I Use To Stay On Top Of Tech News

By Alex Morrison

1. Business Insider

Business Insider delivers the latest news in tech and should be one of your 'go to' sites every morning. Their '10 Things You Need To Know In Tech This Morning' covers the top trending stories in the industry and will keep you on the pulse of what's hot. Mix this in with their Tech Select newsletter, and you're well on your way to tech news nirvana.

You can sign up for their newsletters by registering for an account here

2. Re/code


Re/code is a new site that launched earlier this year and is the latest venture from Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Bringing their expertise over from The Wall Street Journal and All Things D, Mossberg and Swisher, along with their well-stacked inventory of respected tech journalists, try to reimagine tech journalism and offer a different spin on the latest headlines. The site is extremely well-informed and their product reviews are in-depth and thorough. (Shout out to Bonnie Cha).

Register here so you can enjoy their Re/code Daily newsletter. 

3. Mashable

I'm sure I'm not mentioning anything new when I bring up Mashable, but it is a good news source despite its recent buzzfeediness. Mashable covers everything in tech and media, and you can be sure that the latest developing story will have a variety of headlines covering the subject from different angles. My only problem with Mashable is how content-heavy their site is. I know, I know, why would I complain about that? Well, when it takes a minute to scroll down to the bottom of their homepage, you know there is just too much content for the site to be optimized for speed.

The solution? Sign up for their daily newsletters. You can do that by signing up for an account here

4. Feedly

When Google Reader shut down last summer, everyone, including me, had a mild panic attack. Luckily, Feedly serves as a more than adequate alternative. (If you're unfamiliar with RSS readers, click here.) 

Similar to Google Reader, Feedly has a very clean interface that can be tweaked to suit your viewing needs. You can view articles in newspaper or headline format, and there are other alternatives just in case those don't work for you. Feedly also offers iOS and Android apps, which I must say, are equally as well designed as the website. Both the desktop and mobile versions are deeply connected, allowing you to do anything from posting to social networks (literally all of them), to buffering posts with Buffer, to saving content in Evernote and even sending an article to Hootsuite. 

You can sign up for an account here.

5. Digg

Digg is a great source for finding trending content on the web. Although they do feature original articles, the site is best used as a content aggregator. I, personally, use Digg as an alternative news source for finding the more discreet, interesting and quirky stories online. Their video section is also a very handy tool for any content marketer. 

You can sign up for their Daily Digg newsletter by registering for an account here.

6. ContentGems

ContentGems is another aggregator that offers articles from both large and small online news sources. What's especially useful is the ability to create your own 'interests', or feeds, that you can filter by keywords. This makes the site exceptionally handy for finding specific pieces of content. Again, content marketers take note. 

A free account gets you two feeds. Currently, mine are 'video gaming' and 'mobile'. If two is not enough, you can, of course, constantly change your two feeds to search for different content. But if that doesn't work, you can pay $9/month for 20 feeds, which is extremely reasonable. 

You can sign up for an account here.


I hope you've found this article useful. If there's anything you think I've left out, please sound off in the comments!