Sunday, May 13, 2007

Headline Summary for Week of 7 May 2007

Trends

Murdoch's gambit for Dow Jones pits his faith in his ability to streamline against trenchant journalism...

Murdoch Woos Bancrofts With Flattery, Not Higher Bid

Bloomberg News
At Journal, Slim Margins Open Door to Murdoch
The New York Times*
Ex-Dow Jones Executives Oppose Murdoch's Bid
WSJ Online*
News Corp. Q1 Profit Up 6 Percent; Digital Revenues On Pace To Reach $500 Million
paidContent.org

As a more rational merger of Thomson and Reuters promises to build a media and enterprise giant...

Reuters said poised to accept Thomson offer
CNN Money
Reuters Shares Decline on Concern Takeover by Thomson Won't Be Approved
Bloomberg News
Thomson to Sell Thomson Learning Higher Education Assets to Private Funds for US$7.75 Billion
PR Newswire
Thomson's transformation
Report on Business
Reuters Shares Decline on Concern Takeover by Thomson Won't Be Approved
Bloomberg News

B2B media executives are making all the right noises these days but their ability to change is in question...

ABM Spring Meeting Touts Transformation

FOLIO: Magazine
For C-level b-to-b media executives, changing mindsets is top of mind
BtoB Online

Microsoft and Yahoo ponder how to position themselves in the "also-ran" category...

Microsoft Woos Yahoo; Ad Sales Lost May Be $2 Billion
Bloomberg
Gates makes case for Microsoft's ad business
CNET News
Yahoo Out-Googled; Face value
The Economist / Content Agenda

As Google builds more innovative contexts for content its challenges to rights holders gain focus...

Google sees mergers big and small
Reuters
Google is UK's 'Most Favoured Brand'
Press Assn via Content Agenda
Google and Yahoo Tell Publishers: Let's Be Buddies
Editor & Publisher
Google to Face First Jury Trial Over its 'Adwords' Keywords Search Program
PR Newswire
Legal troubles mount for YouTube
CNET News
Journalist at center of YouTube case
CNET News
MySpace polices video copyright: Where is Google YouTube?
ZDNet

Online video is preparing to become a major profit center but advertising methodologies are still shaky...

YouTube tests in-line advertising
Download Squad
NBC will limit pre-roll video commercials to 15 seconds for short clips
BtoB Online
Online Video No Threat To TV, YouTube Tells Congress; Cuban Stresses Need For Net Neutrality
paidContent.org
Cuban: 'Net Can't Handle Streaming HD
Broadcast Cable /Content Agenda
Joost Obtains US$45 mil. in Financing
Global Insight via Content Agenda
Joost releases "Now For Friends" edition
Download Squad

As parochial interests hobble the U.S. Web market Asian nations are accelerating universal access...

Tokyo Ubiquitous Network Project
Smart Mobs
America: The Growing Digital Divide
TechCrunch
Americans spend half their free time online
BizReport

Social media is paying off for individuals and corporations but ethical issues abound...

Paula's List of Blogger Salaries...Are you on the list?
Paula Mooney
ITWeb to pay bloggers for content
Tectonic
Microsoft's Biggest Threat: MySpace?
InformationWeek
A Boston Newspaper Prints What the Local Bloggers Write
The New York Times*
Facebook to Offer Free Classifieds
The New York Times*
Helium.com Censors Content, Deletes Accurate Articles
Blogcritics.org
Screen Shot of Truemors: Guy Kawasaki’s Rumor Service
TechCrunch
Widget mania run amok?
GigaOM

C'mon, Craig, tell us what you really think...

Craigslist Founder: People Who Run Printing Presses 'Screwed'
Editor & Publisher

In other major trends in content this week...

Old media turns combative against new media
Reuters
Internet encyclopedia to list all 1.8M known species
Reuters via Computerworld
Google Finance Adds Feeds
Micro Persuasion
Google AdSense move over? Ecommerce meets contextual ad network in Tumri Publisher
ZDNet Blogs
Launch of Amazon Podcasts Brings Customers Closer to Celebrity Authors, Actors and Musicians
BusinessWire via TMCNet
Viacom Profit Drops 36% Amid Restructuring Costs
WSJ Online*
EBay Seeks to Add StumbleUpon to Portfolio
WSJ Online*
Is Fairfax Digital heading towards a user-pays system?
Crikey

Best Practices
Tim Berners-Lee: The process of designing things in a very large space
W3C
Building An Open Source, Distributed Google Clone
Read/Write Web
Bookmarking: Eight ways to improve your del.icio.us skills
Lifehacker
15 Best Tips for Success with Blogads Advertisers
Quick Online Tips
Why does Google remember information about searches?
Google Blog
Should publishers outsource journalism?
USC Annenberg OJR
US New Media Trends And Statistics: The Hitwise Report
Robin Good
Building a Brand Through Social Networks
Mashable
Enterprise 2.0 as a corporate culture catalyst
Dion Hinchcliffe

Cool Tools
Me.com Launches A Ning Competitor
Mashable
World Wide Web of Widgets
Read/Write Web
Fidg't: Central Control of Social Networks
TechCrunch
Social Bookmarking Meets Big Brother: Cluztr
TechCrunch
Digital Public Space, Take Two
O'Reilly Radar
Mindtouch Unveils Nexus, a New Wiki-Centric Platform
TMCNet
12 Ruby Mashup Resources
Programmable Web
Google Goes Geo Blogging
GigaOM
Spock: All your contacts are belong to us
WebWare
Beam It Down From the Web, Scotty
The New York Times*

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

About.com Acquires ConsumerSearch.com
BusinessWire
Photobucket Acquired By MySpace
Mashable
Microsoft Acquires Equity Stake in CareerBuilder
PR Newswire
blinkx Partners With VODEO.TV, Adding French Documentary and Television Trailers to Search Index
PR Newswire
infoUSA Selected to Assist Lockheed Martin with Address Recognition Technology
BusinessWire
Yahoo, USA duet on music
Daily Variety via Content Agenda
ebrary Signs Five New Publishing Partners Including ABC-CLIO and Temple University Press
BusinessWire

Products, Markets & People
Northern Light Launches MI Analyst, Pioneering Meaning Extraction from Market Intelligence
PR Newswire
IAC to Launch Ask Mobile GPS Service
Reuters via NY Times
Yahoo! India to launch cities & listings portals
Business Standard
Superpages.com Launches LocalServeSM Affiliate Program
BusinessWire
Acuity Mobile Launches Next Generation Mobile Advertising Platform to Deliver Spot Relevance
ThomasNet
Time Warner Inc.: Chris Albrecht Will No Longer Serve as Home Box Office Chairman & CEO
BusinessWire
T. Rowe Price Launches New Web Site for Financial Intermediaries
PR Newswire
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Adds Subrogation Content to AuthenticWeb for Claims
PR Newswire
Exalead Extends Vertical Search Versatility with New Image Search Application
PR Newswire
Hoover's Announces Enhancements to Its Subscriber Site
PR Newswire
AskMeNow Launches Mobile Push Services - AlertMeNow
Wireless DevNet
Thomson Gale Launches New Social Issues Site
Information Today, Inc.
Superpages.com Unveils New Local Search Experience with Extreme Makeover
BusinessWire
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