Sunday, April 29, 2007

Headline Summary for Week of 23 April 2007

Trends

Dominance is spelled with a "G" these days...
Google Passes Microsoft, Yahoo as Most-Visited Site
Bloomberg News
Google scary now? Personal Health Records, sponsored by Google, next
ZDNet
Google rises at Yahoo's expense
CNET News
Microsoft General Counsel on DoubleClick and Antitrust: Why Did DoubleClick Turn Down Microsoft?
John Battelle's Searchblog
'Frienemy' Google Not a Threat (Yet) to Traditional Ad Sales
MediaShift

While Google eyes new arenas for expansion...
Google warns of limited innovation in enterprise content management
Computerworld UK
Google Courts Broadcasters with YouTube Ads
VNUNet

New players in online entertainment gear up for a shot at YouTube and iTunes...
Eyevio - Sony Launching YouTube Rival on Friday
Mashable
Joost gets blue-chip sponsors
IHT
Amazon set to launch online music store
Times Online
New model for sharing: Free music with ads
NY Times via Content Agenda
Jobs says Apple customers not into renting music
Reuters

Which is more significant, a few portals managing half of online ads or countless others owning the rest...?
The Short Tail of Advertising
Micro Persuasion

As social media gains more widespread trust and authority...
Pew: 1/3 of US Online Adults Consult Wikipedia
Micro Persuasion
Wikipedia ponders selling ads
Toronto Star via Content
Agenda

Traditional publishers are challenged to innovate...
USATODAY.com, Reports Traffic Spike in Registrations
Web Site Host DIrectory
Philadelphia Journalism's New Order
The New York Times*
WashingtonWatch Becomes A Wiki
Web Pro News
AllThingsD: Really Live This Time
paidContent.org

But innovation is not staunching the steady decline of print revenues...
New York Times Shareholders Withhold 42% of Votes
Bloomberg News
Tribune Opens Offer For Half of Its Shares
WSJ Online*
Two Tribune Papers Announce Job Cuts
WSJ Online*
Papers' Web Hopes Dim a Bit
WSJ Online*
Magazines, Online And Off
Forbes

Or stemming the flow of aggregation to user-defined venues...
From Many Tweets, One Loud Voice on the Internet
The New York Times*
NetVibes: In Search of the Perfect Web Page
Slate via Content Agenda
Newsvine Relaunch: Build Your Own News Site
TechCrunch
Social Bookmarks: Not for Bloggers Only
ClickZ Networks

Or the flow of investment to new content production methods...
More Thoughts On Web 2.0 Expo

Read/Write Web
Wireless Startups Searching for VC Dollars
GigaOM

The Chinese marketplace for content is heating up...
Baidu Outperforms, Revenue Doubles Year-On-Year
paidContent.org
Xinhua Finance Media Deals For Two New Regional Magazines Being Launched By China Telecom
PR Newswire via Sys-Con
Elsevier Partnership with Peking University Medical Press
WebWire
Google to Sell Online Ads on China Telecom Web Sites
Bloomberg News

But the rules of China's content game are still up for grabs...
Communist Party to 'purify' internet
Asia News
Yahoo sued for providing data on Chinese dissidents
ComputerWorld
Court orders Yahoo China to unlink 229 songs in copyright case decision
South China Morning Post

The EU tries to get its hands around piracy but its solutions may isolate Europe from innovation...
Controversial copyright directive passes European Parliament
Ars Technica
URGENT! Europeans! Last chance to save Europe from worst copyright law in the world!
BoingBoing

Fair use gets a reprieve as Viacom backs off part of a key claim against YouTube...
Comedy Central parent Viacom acknowledges it erred in asking YouTube to yank a parody
AP via LA Times

What a novel concept, don't pin your content's hope on one choke-point technology...
Glickman calls for DRM interoperability
Content Agenda

In other major trends in content this week...
Book sales rise in February
Times Record News
According to Gartner we all will go virtual
Really Simple Sidi
GE Shares Rally on Citigroup's Push for Unit Spinoffs; NBC Targeted
Bloomberg News
Yapta Will Be Awesome For Heavy Travelers
TechCrunch
How the Internet is Reshaping Real Estate
RIS Media
Simultaneous VOD release bad for DVD sales
Video Business /Content Agenda

Best Practices
Responding to Andrew Keen’s Anti-Web 2.0 Manifesto
P2P Foundation
We need open wireless
SmartMobs
The Participation Ladder and Its Impact on Marketing and PR
Micro Persuasion
iCrossing Study Finds Most Mobile Internet Users Connect to Search
Phone Content.com
Newspapers Debate Online Reader Comments
The New York Times*
OCLC’s WorldCat Local: A Promising Development for Library Patrons
Information Today
Blog Publishers Reveal Profitable, Web 2.0 Secrets to Climbing Google's Page Rank System
PR Web
User-Generated Content Delivers More Bang for Your Online Marketing Buck According to Study
MarketWire
Thoughts on the Hive Mind
O'Reilly Radar
Using Unstructured Business Content in Business Intelligence
B-eye-to-eye Network

Cool Tools
Mindtouch Launches Expanded Wiki Solution
Mashable
Meshly is Twitter Plus Digg
Mashable
Tablus Brings Next Generation Content Discovery to Large Enterprises
PR Newswire
Social Media is Proving a Big Hit for Global Corporations Inside and Out, but Risks Remain
PR Newswire
Medical software: Large content in small packages
ZDNet
View the voice of the mob
Smart Mobs
Twango: YouTube meets Flickr meets Odeo (sorta)
Download Squad
Kyte: It's Like Twitter That Moves
Read/Write Web
RIM offers BlackBerry without the BlackBerry
IT Business CA
New 3-D layers from AIA on Google Earth
Google Blog
AttenTV turns Web surfing into eerie spectator sport
CNET News

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Autonomy Exercises Option To Buy Blinkx; Merges With Its Consumer Division; Will IPO It In London
paidContent.org
Silverchair and McGraw-Hill Launch New Online Pharmacy Education Resource for Students
PR Newswire via PR-Inside
ABM Partners With iCopyright on Anti-Piracy Tagging and Content Licensing Program for Members
MarketWire
Elsevier Selects Rightslink(R) for Online Copyright Permissions
BusinessWire
ProQuest CSA And MLA Announce Online Reference And Newspaper Deal
Managing Information
American Astronomical Society Selects Institute of Physics Publishing As New Publishing Partner
SpaceRef.com
NewspaperDirect Breaks 500-Title Mark With Addition of Singapore's Prestigious "Straits Times"
PR Newswire via Sys-Con Media
Reuters and Barclays Wealth Sign Global Deal for 800 Desktops
BusinessWire
MindTouch Partners with SignOnSanDiego on Strategic Wiki Initiative
BusinessWire
Yahoo, Gracenote launch lyrics service
Reuters via CNET

Products, Markets & People
ScienceDirect Embraces New Web Applications With Latest Release
PR Newswire
Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive Launches Sprig.com
PR Newswire
Salesforce.com Unveils First AppExchange Incubator - Fostering the Future of Entrepreneurship
PR Newswire
Promise of Science to search Dutch doctoral theses
Really Simple Sidi
Wolters Kluwer Health Appoints Mark Spiers as President & CEO of its Healthcare Analytics Business
PR Newswire via Sys-Con
AOL Launches AOL.in
IT News Online
IAC Advertising Solutions Announces Contextual Advertising Product
PR Newswire
Hoover's Announces "The Hoover's Index" List of the Top 1,000 Companies Most Searched
eMediaWire
Exalead Enhances one:search Platform with Addition of Vertical Search Capability
PR Newswire via TechWhack
Wiley announces the launch of Anatomical Sciences Education
EurekAlert
Really Strategies Releases RSuite CMS Version 2.0 with Enhanced Editorial and Production Tools
BusinessWire
Endeca Unveils the Next Generation of the Guided Navigation Experience
BusinessWire via TMCNet
Elsevier Extends ScienceDirect ArticleChoice to Academic Institutes Worldwide
PR Newswire
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