Sunday, April 15, 2007

Headline Summary for Week of 9 April 2007

Trends

If context is king, the coronation has just taken place...
GoogleClick: Execs Explain $3.1 Billion Deal
paidContent.org

As Google's kingdom of context monetization grows ever
larger...
Google Continues Search Engine Dominance - Even In Verticals!
Read/Write Web
Google’s next advertising deal, DirecTV
Venture Beat
Google teams with PennySaver in ad, content sharing deal
CNET News
Google backs character-recognition research
CNET News
Google Targets Voice Searches
WSJ Online*
Google aims to usurp campus email systems
ZDNet

And that gets some folks with vested interests a little
edgy...
Microsoft, Google trade barbs on enterprise search
ComputerWorld
IBM hopes its social-networking software for the workplace will spur revenue and slow Google
Boston Globe/ Content Agenda
Why Google Isn't Stealing Newspaper Content
TechDirt

Business information publishers with a healthy mix of
media and enterprise content assets are thriving...
McGraw-Hill: Growth Strategy Solidly in Place
Seeking Alpha

Conversational content is buoying trade media publishers
but social media is the key to their future...
B-to-B Media Events' Revenue Surpasses Print
FOLIO: Magazine

Jimbo Wales slams his own product's lack of editorial
quality...
Wikipedia a force for good? Nonsense, says a co-founder
Times Online

But social media's parameters for quality depend greatly on
the scale of the communities that it serves...
Hyper-Local Citizen Media Sites Learn How to Serve Small Communities
MediaShift

Ignored intellectual property rights are subsidizing
China's economic growth...
U.S. to file piracy complaint against China
CNN Money via Content Agenda
Copyright charges against Beijing darken mood for upcoming dialogue
Straits Times via Content
Agenda
Google China admits to unauthorized use of Sohu's character input software
AFX via Forbes

Well, they make great Christmas gifts...
Publishing CEOs blogmenting on the future of reference books
Really Simple Sidi

In other major trends in content this week...
CBS Gets Joost(TM)
PR Newswire
Bidders Shortlisted For Primedia’s Enthusiast Media Unit
paidContent.org
Get a taste of what search may look like in the next 5 years
Really Simple Sidi
Journalism Education Stuck in Same Oldthink Mode as Big Media
MediaShift
A Photo Trove, a Mounting Challenge
The New York Times*
A Changing Map for Digital Music
WSJ Online*
Martha Stewart redesigns Web site
Reuters
NBCU Signs Download-To-Own Deal With Germany’s T-Com
paidContent.org

Best Practices
See How Easily You Can Become a Successful Blogger
ProBlogger
MindTouch CEO Ken Liu: Adding a Wiki Twist to Business Sites
Tech News World
iProspect Study Reveals 1 in 3 Internet Users Report Purchase Decisions swayed by Social Networking
Promotion World
What Bloggers Can Learn From… Indirect Earners
ProBlogger
Survey Gives Good Reviews to Online Product Reviews
BrandWeek

Cool Tools
UpSNAP Pioneers Mobile Metasearch for Cell Phones
dBusiness News
YouTube model meets B2B Web casts on new site
DMNews
FeedBlitz enabling to subscribe to blogs with Twitter
Library Clips
Twitter as a business meeting or collaboration tool?
CoWorking
Gigya To Ease Widget Publishing On Social Networks
TechCrunch
A magazine that you can listen to
Really Simple SIdi
Free Barcode Creation Software
Download Squad
New APIs: Book Publishing and Gov Search
Programmable Web
MyQuire: Another Social Network For Productivity
MyQuire

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Salesforce.com snags Koral’s Web 2.0 content management service
ZDNet Blogs
GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Invests in Octopz Inc.
CCN Matthews
Dow Jones to Buy eFinancialNews
WSJ Online*
AskMeNow Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Expert System
MarketWire via Sys-Con
Fairfax Could Be a Merger Target As Australian Media Laws Change
WSJ Online*
Forbes Media Acquires Canadian Site Investopedia.com
paidContent.org
Aggregate Knowledge Raises $20 Million to Extend Leadership in the Online "Discovery" Market
Aggregate Knowledge
blinkx Partners With Break.com to Add Viral Web Videos to Search Index
PR Newswire
Yahoo ad deal with Viacom
Download Squad
LexisNexis Signs Agreement with TroyGould to Provide Online Client Development Products
BusinessWire
Harte-Hanks enters b-to-b data sharing agreement
BtoB Online
Endeca ousts Autonomy for information access at BT
Computer Business Review
Elsevier To Publish Phytochemistry Letters
Medical News Today

Products, Markets & People
ProQuest CSA Adds Content to Illustrata and Illumina
Information Today
New Content Added To WestLaw ResultsPlus
Center for Legal Information
ON24 Inc. Launches Rich Media Network for Business and Technology Professionals
Streaming Media
Wetpaint adds private messaging to Wiki service
WebWare
TheStreet.com Adds Bank, Thrift, Insurer and HMO Financial Ratings to Free Proprietary Screening Tool
BusinessWire
Corporate Counsel Study Finds Need for Overseas Legal Services Continues to Grow
BusinessWire
CMP Launches Technology Marketing Resource Center on
BtoBOnline.com

PR Newswire
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