Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Weekly Headline Summary for 29 May 2007

Trends

As online advertising storms into a leadership role in marketing as the rising tide lifts electronic boats...
Online Ad Revenue Sets Record
Information Week
Advertising's Brave New World
WSJ Online

And sinks others...
San Francisco Chronicle layoffs
O'Reilly Radar
Gannett, Lee Enterprises, Ad Revenues Down In April
Editor & Publisher

Microsoft beefs up its ad infrastructure to compete with Google as speculation rises about a Yahoo alliance...
Microsoft buys aQuantive for $6 billion
CNN Money via Content Agenda
Microsoft Has "All the Pieces" for Its Ad Business
Bloomberg News
Microsoft Deal Makes Yahoo Buy More Likely, Noto Says
Bloomberg News

Google pushes on aggressively into new venues and relationships for advertising...
Google Testing AdSense for Videos
Mashable
AOL The First In Google Search Ad Network Allowed To Sell Own Ads
Content Agenda

And pushes further into being a universal search source that tests proprietary barriers...
Keeping Up With Google. Universal Search: It's Still About Relevance
Creative Search Media
Google Gets Trendy
Read/Write Web
Google stands firm behind News search site
InfoWorld
Google Denies Content Re-Use Deal With UK News Publishers
paidContent.org

In the battle for business information supremacy SaaS may prove to be the route of greatest efficiency...
Google, Salesforce.com Weigh Alliance to Battle Microsoft
WSJ Online*
Salesforce.com Announces AppExchange Venture Network
PR Newswire
Prepare for the Combination of BI and Search
Intelligent Enterprise

Personalizing online content is a powerful business model but it's a dance to do it respectfully...
Google outlines data collection plans
Evening Standard
eBay to Serve Targeted Ads Based on Users' Information
Auction Bytes

If a picture's worth a thousand words what's the value of text services in the face of millions of videos...?
Can video save the book-publishing star?
CNET News
Joost hires scouts to lure Hollywood programs
Reuters via CNET News

Technorati finally "gets it" - it's not about blogs but about everything that can be called social media...
Technorati Relaunches: "Everything" Search
Read/Write Web

Who is who on the web? Inquiring governments want to know...
MySpace to turn over names of convicted sex offenders to AGs
Computerworld
China to decide against forcing 'real name' blogs
The Scotsman

Note to business information companies chasing user workflows: talk to the machines about what they want...
Algorithms Finding A Foothold In Fixed-Income Markets
Advanced Trading

As media companies wrestle with sustainable online business plans who's minding quality standards...?
Where is U.S. Journalism Headed?
ePluribus Media
Wikipedia Revisited
TechNewsWorld
Welcome to the era of gullibility 2.0
CNET News
Apple's hype phone
Pop Matters

Like sands through the hourglass - so are the days of our deals...
News Corp. bid for Dow hits wall
Variety
Dow Jones's Bancrofts Set Private Meeting Over Offer
WSJ Online*
Judge Won't Stop Sam Zell Deal For Tribune Co.
Editor & Publisher

They had chamber music on the Titanic, Ann; calmness is no assurance of our fate...
Ann Moore: 'Everybody Stay Calm'
Advertising Age

In other major trends in content this week...
The Inside-Out Web
Forbes
Madison Avenue Says Hello to 'Hello,' Again
The New York Times*
Politicians weigh renewal of Net access tax ban
CNET News
SignOnSanDiego Deploys Wiki Community for AmplifySD, San Diego-Oriented Internet Radio Station
BusinessWire
U.S. is home to a surprising number of Luddites
The Gazette
Doing More Than Just Twittering Our Lives Away
MediaShift
Google loses China search partnership
VNUNet via Content Agenda
Page Six Covers Itself, a Bit Painfully
The New York TImes*

Best Practices
Print vs Online -- Should Your Marketing Have the Same Content Online and Off?
Marketing Sherpa
Making Money From User-Generated Content
ClickZ Network
A Public Library Tries LibraryThing
Library Journal
Libraries of Alexandria burn all the time
Contra Costa Times
Copying HD DVD and Blu-ray discs may become legal
InfoWorld via Yahoo! News
How User-Generated Content Drives In-Store Sales for Grocery Chain
Marketing Sherpa
In a Web 2.0 World, Who Gets the Credit?
InformationWeek
The Unblogosphere
The RSS Blog
5 Ways Twitter Can Make You an Industry Expert
Free Resources Network
Study Finds Increasing Global Internet Censorship
CIO Today
Will Steve Arnold Scare IT Into Taking Search in the Enterprise Seriously?
Gilbane Group
Standing Up for Open Access
Inside Higher Ed

Cool Tools
FlickrSlidr - Embed Flickr Slideshows into Your Blog
Mashable
Pandora brings internet radio to Sprint cellphones
Download Squad
Next version of Windows to be 'fundamentally different'
CNET News
Facebook Spins Out Widgets; Spins Everyone
paidContent.org
Google's Translation Engine Now Live
Mashable
Microsoft takes on Yahoo Pipes with new Popfly web app
Ars Technica
Google AdSense Preview Sandbox 1.0
Download Squad
Buzka: Social Bookmarking With a Business Function
TechCrunch
Google Coop Embeds Gadgets in Search Results
Micro Persuasion

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Acxiom Corporation and Acuity Mobile Partner to Power Targeted Mobile Marketing Solutions
PR Newswire
Business Objects Buys Inxight, Upgrades EPM
CIO
WallStreet Direct, Inc. Partners With Answers Corp. to Enhance Content With 1-click Reference Information
PR Newswire via PR Inside
ProQuest CSA Partners with LexisNexis for Genealogical Data
Information Today, Inc.
CBS Partners with Meebo, RockYou, YourMinis, Slide, VideoEgg and More
Mashable
CBS News and the CBS TV Stations Group Team Up With Voxant to Distribute Viral News Clips and Feeds
PR Newswire
Forbes.com Launches New Stocks Application on Facebook(R) Platform
BusinessWire
Buzznet Lands $6 Million Round of Financing Led By Redpoint Ventures and Anthem Venture Partners
PR Newswire
CNN, Internet Broadcasting Enter Strategic News, Advertising Relationship
PR Newswire/ EarthTimes.org
Amazon.com Buys Brilliance Audio, Maker of Audiobooks
Bloomberg News
Zacks Investment Research Chooses RealTick(R) as a Preferred Real-Time Market Data Partner
PR Newswire
DRM-free music giant EMI agrees to takeover
Playlist
PennWell acquires 'Utility Products'
BtoB Online
YuMe, somagirls.tv in First-Ever 'Any Device' Ad Distribution Deal
PR Newswire via PR Inside

Products, Markets & People
Mark Logic Announces Mark Logic (UK) Limited
MarketWire
Compete API Open For Business
TechCrunch
Wolters Kluwer Health to Launch The Patient Later This Year
PR Newswire
Viyya Technologies Readies Web 2.0 Product Release for Business
BusinessWire
Journal Of Nuclear Medicine Releases New Research Faster
Medical News Today
Bango eliminates final hurdle to selling on mobile with free "Starter" service
Phone Content.com
Wiki Inventor Ward Cunningham Joins AboutUs
PR Web
Thomson Learning and Gale Under New Management Following Sale
Information Today, Inc.
Vivísimo Introduces Mobile Search Solution
Information Today, Inc.
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