Sunday, April 22, 2007

Headline Summary for Week of 16 April 2007

Trends

With its remarkable growth still unfolding...

Google Displays Core Strength
WSJ Online*

And an increasingly dominant position in online ads...
Google Achieves Behavioral Targeting Nirvana
TMCNet
Microsoft attacks Google-DoubleClick merger as anti-competitive
DPA via Content Agenda
Google: The Ad Dominator?
BusinessWeek
Google Continues to Exploit Antitrust Laws to Dominate Internet Advertising: NETCompetition.org
PR Newswire

Expect online ad deals and investment to gain heat...
Ad Sector Eyeballed for Acquisitions
New York Post
Yahoo Strikes Ad Deal With More Papers
The New York Times*

As Google continues its innovation-fest...
Google Rains On StumbleUpon Parade: Launches Direct Competitor
TechCrunch
Google Search History Expands, Becomes Web History
Search Engine Land
Google Product Search
Museum of Modern Betas
Google AJAX Feed API
Programmable Web
Google Releases Improved Content Removal Tools
Search Engine Journal
Google Web Conferencing Software has Full Screen Video and Application Sharing
Digital Inspiration

YouTube is preparing to take professional and amateur publishers more seriously...
YouTube filtering system almost ready
Download Squad
YouTube to split revenues with users
Variety
Al Jazeera English to YouTube
AMEInfo

As more serious content fills many social media channels...
Local and National Papers Break News on Massacre - In Blogs
Editor & Publisher
Suddenly, the Web Is Giving Eggheads Something to Watch
WSJ Online*
MySpace Users Decide What News Is Fit to Print
Tech News World
MySpace News Launches Tomorrow
Mashable

O'Reilly's Web 2.0 conference draws more than ten thousand but is Web 2.0 rhetoric matching its reality...?
Web 2.0 Expo: Media Companies Confront Mortality
Information World
Live Blogging the Web 2.0 Expo Keynote
O'Reilly Radar
Live Blogging the Expo Day 2 Keynote (Part 1)
O'Reilly Radar
Live Blogging the Expo Day 2 Keynote (Part 2)
O'Reilly Radar
Users failing to interact with Web 2.0 sites
IT Week
Web 2.0 is all about the money
SF Chronicle via Content Agenda
Nothing more boring than the “narcissystem”
Scobelizer

Who's on top on the Web? Given some of the rating systems it's sometimes a hard question to answer...
IAB urges comScore, Nielsen//NetRatings to submit to independent audit
BtoB Online
Interview: Randall Rothenberg, President & CEO, Interactive Advertising Bureau
paidContent.org

Online revenues give a boost to mainstream media companies but fail to offset decaying print revenues...
Dow Jones: Can online revenue replace old media sales?
AOL Blogging Stocks
Dow Jones profit tops estimates
Reuters via Earth Times
Times Co., Gannett and Tribune Co. Report Declines
The New York Times*
Online Classifieds Show Potential As TV, Cable And RadioEncroach On Newspapers’ Territory
paidContent.org
Nielsen Co. Reports Decline in 2006 Operating Income
FOLIO: Magazine

Revolution Health debuts with deep content and an emphasis on user contributions...
AOL founder launches health care Web site
CNET News

Earth to radio: time to retune your value proposition - actually it was about time ten years ago...
Radio Must "Reframe and Rebrand"
Radio Ink
An agreement with Clear Channel Radio
Google Blog
Clear Channel Is Said to Get Raised Bid
The New York Times*

When the going gets tough, the tough get going on glossy lifestyle mags for the wealthy...
In a Troubled Time, a New Business Magazine
The New York Times*

In other major trends in content this week...
Tellme Launches Free 411 Business Search Service
TechCrunch
Yahoo sued for providing data on Chinese dissidents
ComputerWorld
Google preparing to crack down on paid search links
Ars Technica
Media mine Web searches for readers
AP via Yahoo! News
Q&A: Jay Rosen and Assignment Zero
USC Annenberg OJR
Copyright deal clears way for European Digital Library
EUobserver.com/ Content Agenda
EMI Music revenue shrinks by 15%
The Hollywood Reporter

Best Practices
Female Internet users outnumber males
BoingBoing
Maybe a Lavender Web Site Wasn’t How to Attract Women
The New York Times*
The Blog is the New Resume
Borkado
Open Letter: A Lesson Learned Twittering
Micro Persuasion
Academy Award-winning film released under Creative Commons
BoingBoing
Web 2.0 Tools Inspire Data Sharing Software
PC World
Offline or Online, Civility Depends on Each Community’s Tolerance
MediaShift
Giving Away Information, but Increasing Revenue
The New York Times*
How Google Blogsearch ranks your Posts… In their own words
ProBlogger
P2P, now for Pretty Much Everything
GigaOM
Web 2.0 Expo: Open Source Business Models
Read/Write Web
ARF finds slow b-to-b market research adoption, usability
BtoB Online

Cool Tools
Swivel Makes Tasty Data
Mashable
A new tool from IBM to analyze unstructured text
Really Simple Sidi
LeapTag, RSS by tags
Download Squad
Top 5 from Web 2.0 Expo
WebWare
Searching without a query
Google Blog
Mowser Makes Sites Mobile Friendly
Mashable
Find the Blogosphere's Freshest Legal News
Law.com Legal Technology
Human Nature and XBRL
EContent Magazine
AuthorStream - Latest YouTube for PowerPoints
Mashable
Software extracts key content from images
Vision Systems Design
Attensa Feed Server Integrates Publishing, Search & Discovery Tools for Enterprise Web Feed Workflows
eMediaWire
Netvibes users to create their own Universes
CNET News
LeapTag - a new way to find online content
ZDNet
DIY online magazine publishing with PublicSquare
Lifehacker
Library Thing - "Facebook for books"
Download Squad
Clash of Titans: Microsoft’s Silverlight vs. Adobe’s Media Player
Playfuls

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Generate Launches Media Solutions for Publishers & Content Providers
PR Newswire
Swets and MuseGlobal Break New Ground by Debuting Content Mining with Federated Search
PRWeb
blinkx to Power Multimedia Content for Portfolio.com
TechWhack
Elsevier partnership with Peking University Medical Press
EurekAlert
LexisNexis Teams with Elsevier to Offer Exclusive Scientific, Technical Journals
BusinessWire
Hitwise Acquired by Experian
O'Reilly Radar
LexisNexis to Distribute Martindale-Hubbell(R) Law Digest on Amazon.com(R) via "Print on Demand"
BusinessWire
HealthiNation Launches on Joost
BusinessWire
Nature and EMBO launch a new journal blog
Really Simple Sidi
CCH and Proxix Enter Sales and Use Tax Information, Solutions Partnership Agreement
PR Newswire
Groxis and Thomson Gale Partner to Provide Innovative Search Solution
PR Newswire
blinkx to Power Multimedia Content for Portfolio.com
PR Newswire via Sys-Con
Chockstone Acquires Peppercoin, Strengthens Its Position in Real-Time Loyalty Marketing Programs
Chockstone
Biowizard gets funding from MentorTech
Really Simple Sidi

Products, Markets & People
S&P Adds Tools for Understanding Markets, Developing Portfolios to Investor Newsletter
PR Newswire
TheNewsRoom Announces Environmental, Science and Health News for Online Earth Day Coverage
PR Newswire
Mochila Unveils Cutting-Edge Multi-Media Player, adds Video Content Capabilities to Media Marketplace
PRWeb
Newstex Announces BlogAlerts(TM) Delivery Product for Content Providers and Enterprise Customers
PR-Inside
Generate Launches Media Solutions for Publishers & Content Providers
PR Newswire
Penton’s Farm Industry News and The Corn and Soybean Digest Launch Redesigned Web Sites
BusinessWire
Get WiseTo Social Issues: Thomson Gale Launches New Reference Web Site
PRWeb
Elsevier Releases New Nursing and Allied Health Journal Abstracts and Indexing Database
ThomasNet
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Introduces CCH Capital Changes Compass
PR Newswire
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