Monday, May 7, 2007

Headline Summary for Week of 30 April 2007


NewsCorp goes may yet land Dow Jones but Murdoch's attitudes stick in the Bancrofts' craw...

Newspaper Stocks Climb on Dow Jones Bid
Seeking Alpha
Controlling family opposes selling Dow Jones
Dow Jones Shareholder Sues Over 'Hasty' Rejection of Bid
WSJ Online*
At Dow Jones, Focus Is On the Bancroft Family
WSJ Online*
Getting The Job Done At Dow Jones
Dow Jones' Web Prize
News Corp. bid for Dow Jones turns spotlight on Fairfax

As Thomson tries to make the best of its war chest in a consolidating financial content marketplace...
Reuters-Thomson: Reuters Board May Recommend Accepting Bid: Report

Yahoo looks for more scale to counteract Google's growth but doesn't pull the string on a Microsoft deal...
Microsoft, Yahoo Discussed Deal
WSJ Online*
Panama Not Enough To Battle Google: Yahoo Acquires RightMedia

As Google deals to make access to context its keystone for profits...
Google Gadgets are now an AdSense unit
Niall Kennedy
Google Goes Wireless
Google nudges state governments to make public records more accessible
AP via The York Dispatch
Google, Belgian Papers Settle Copyright Fight
WSJ Online*

Is Digg's unsuccessful suppression of a crucial DRM key a Boston Tea Party for digital openness...?
Digg in tough spot with DMCA debacle

Or is it a ripple in a greater trend towards centralized control of Web content...?
News Corp. to bring MySpace to China
IHT via Content Agenda
Google urges shareholders to permit censorship
Army tells soldiers to stop blogging
Download Squad

Social media generates more serious content for more adult audiences...
Assignment Zero First Take
Media Channel.og
Physician wikis: Do-it-yourself textbooks
Excellent initiative and concept from Bio::Blogs
Really Simple Sidi
The Latest Must-Have for Yuppies: A Blog About the Neighborhood
The New York Times* Relaunches with Citizen Journalism
Micro Persuasion

As social media joins the wave of mobile content consumers and creators...
Social Networking Leaves Confines of the Computer
The New York Times*
500,000 .mobi Names Registered Showing Continued Demand for Useful Mobile Content
PR Newswire

Premium video content makes its way online with payment and promotion models still up for grabs...
Joost Signs Deal With CNN, Sony, NHL; Prepares To Launch
Joost's Advertising Model
Advertising Lab
On Pre-Rolls and Post-Rolls: An Open Letter to YouTube
ClickZ News
YouTube Users Get Paid. Today.
Afterworld: First Test of YouTube Ads
Mashable - Your Own YouTube at Your Own Domain
NHL Teams With Voxant to Make Hockey Video Clips Available for Free to Websites and Blogs
PR Newswire

Does it occur to anyone that wall-to-wall ads helped to kill radio - and are likely to do the same online...? An ad with every free track
Internet Radio Bill Would Strip Artist Payments
US Newswire via Content Agenda

Survival? Probably. Recovery? Doubtful...
Mixed Media: Big Media Can Survive
ABC Reveals Big Drops in Circ in Spring 2007
Editor & Publisher

In other major trends in content this week...
The Future of Media (aka Please Take My RSS Feed)
FCC chairman champions wireless broadband access
Ryan Block interviews the SVP of AOL's new web portal
Download Squad
Ziff Davis Caught in Bloggers' Crosshairs
FOLIO: Magazine
Monitoring What’s Up at Euromonitor
Information Today, Inc.
British Library compiling email archive
Download Squad
Fast Search sides with newspapers in Web sales war

Best Practices
New Google Natural Search Patent to Penalise Duplicate Content
Google Content Claiming Tool Still MIA
Wired Blog Network
Ten Ways You Can Use YouTube To Promote Your Online Content
Robin Good
Patent Office says P2P bad for you
'Mr. Magazine' Believes We’ll Always Crave Ink on Paper
Legal Wikis Are Bound to Wow You
Yahoo Improves Search for Page Sections
Wikis and the Culture of Collaboration
Corporate Meetings /CA
Business Intelligence Market Survey Indicates Need for Improved Data Discovery and Access
How the Local Newsroom of the Future Might Operate
So much for the 'new and improved' GPL
PROMO Magazine Study Reports Large Increase in Interactive Marketing Spending

Cool Tools
It's iGoogle now, and you can roll your own gadgets
The Wonderful Wireless Widget World
Wireless Week
New Sphere Focuses On Connections Between News Stories
Finally, the On-Demand, Online Garage Band Gets Real
Wired Magazine
PikSpot Is Splashcast Plus Ning
Business: Create and edit organization charts at CogMap
GotZapp Takes Popular Social Networking Sites Mobile
Clipmarks Adds New Feature to Blogging Tool
Find Social Network Users with YoName
Discourse DB brings Semantic Web to politics
Really Simple Sidi

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Business Wire, NYSE in Affinity Marketing Partnership That Provides Corporate Issuers with Special Benefits
ALM Selects Endeca for Information Access Software Solutions
BusinessWire via TMCNet
Hanley Wood Acquires Two Construction Titles
FOLIO: Magazine
Reuters Advances Development of Search Capability with the Acquisition of ClearForest
Pyxis and Morningstar Partner to Make Wholesalers' Lives Easier
Mutual Fund Wire
New York Times Building Is Sold for About $525 Million
WSJ Online*
Knowledge Community knuru Launches With Content From the Wharton School's Business Journal
Marketwire via Sys-Con
Clipmarks Adds New Feature to Blogging Tool
blinkx Works With PBS to Index Streaming Documentary, News and Educational Content
PR Newswire Selects Moreover Technologies To Disperse Its Aggregated Online News Content
dBusiness News
NBC Buys RSS-Savvy Rmail
Digital Trends

Products, Markets & People
BusinessWeek and Capital IQ Partner to Launch the Global 'Company Insight Center'
PR Newswire via Sys-Con
Elsevier Enhances MD Consult, Providing Physicians Crucial Information for Clinical Decision Support
CNW Group
Lilly First Pharmaceutical Company in U.S. to Publish Information on Grants and Contributions Lilly Online
PR Newswire
Acxiom(R) On-Demand(TM) Targeting Improves Response Rates and Lowers Marketing Costs
Brainshark Expands Professional Services Offerings
ContextWeb Launches ADSDAQ for Ad Trading
infoUSA(R) Enhances Product Suite with Global Data and New Information Solutions
Reuters To Launch Algorithmic News Sentiment Tool
Seeking Alpha
Baynote Delivers Profits from 'The Long Tail' with New Community-Guided eCommerce Solution
PR Newswire introduces section covering small business
BtoB Online
Construction Business Media readies debut of 'Architectural SSL'
BtoB Online
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