Monday, June 18, 2007

Weekly Headline Summary for 18 June 2007


Where is the growth in publishing? Along the long, long tail of online content...
The Long Tail Is Getting Fatter
Future of Media Video: Google Takes Over the World by 2050
Read/Write Web
Can Blogs Become a Big Source of Jobs?
The New York Times*
Google wins 'race to bottom' on privacy
Reuters via CNET

Which has become far more adept at monetizing context...
'Widgets' May Snag More Ads
WSJ Online*
Brainstorming an Out-of-the-Box Approach to Blog Monetization
Google Launches Content Placement Reports
Emory Announces Plan To Scan, Sell Books from Its Library
Library Journal

Paying attention to Long Tail content takes time and effort - and better monitoring tools...
Zen and the Art of Attention
Web Worker Daily

Round two of the Dow Jones selloff features provisos, positionings and a long shot offer from Pearson...
Bancrofts Set Revised Safeguard Proposals
WSJ Online*
Fox drops TV stations for Dow bid
Pearson Weighs Dow Jones Bid
WSJ Online*
Crovitz, 'WSJ' Publisher, Addresses Editorial Changes -- Urges Staffers to Stay 'Focused' During Sale Talk
Editor and Publisher
WSJ completes merger of print and online editorial efforts
Lost Remote
More On MarketWatch Status

Print-oriented publishers are beginning to cede lost ground and to focus on which titles are worth saving...
CMP Slashes Jobs, Shutters Some Pubs, Merges Others
Media Buyer Planner
Traditional Media Expected To See Decline in Ad Revenue
WSJ Online*

Google Video focuses on becoming a universal video search while YouTube builds a content collection...
Google to use YouTube to amass video database
Silicon Valley
Google Video Search in Frames
YouTube Sets Tests of Video Blocking
The New York Times*
YouTube Co-Founder Explains New Video ID System

As the battle for protecting IP on the Web pushes Hollywood and broadband carriers together...
Will H'wood take a stand on Net neutrality?
Hollywood's YouTube frustration grows
AT&T to target pirated content
LA Times
MPAA, others call for new anti-piracy laws
Content Agenda

Though the potential for high-quality video downloads being a real financial threat may be limited...
Panelists: Downloads 10 to 20 years from mainstream
Video Business /Content Agenda

As subscription database brands fade into merger-land is the Google brand going to gain leverage...?
ProQuest CSA Now just ProQuest Again
Library Journal
Does Google’s Universal Search Foreshadow Enterprise Search?
IT Business Edge

The most hyped content appliance in recent memory has cachet, scarcity - and not a single sale yet...
iPhone APB: Walt already has one

What to know what the inside of many news media minds looks like...?
'Copy!' - A tour of The New York Times as it was
The New York Times*

In other major trends in content this week...
YHOO Annual Meeting: Attempt To Reform Exec Pay Loses; Directors Elected With Low Majority
New York Times May Ad Revenue Drops; Advertising Revenue Down 8.5 Percent, Internet Ad Sales Up
AP via Yahoo! News
Howard Stringer on new media: Peace in the Valley?
Updating Maps on the Spot and Sharing the Fixes
The New York Times*
Shield's Down: Administration Still Fights Law Protecting Media
Editor and Publisher
Agents debate posting listings info they don't represent
Inman News

Best Practices
The Implicit Web:, Amazon, Google, Attention Trust
Read/Write Web
The Antiquity of our Healthcare System: Rafael Sidi Reports
Really Simple Sidi
Google takes baby step to protect your privacy
Download Squad
Social Media Most Trusted Source for IT Purchasing Decisions
Environmental Leader
Study shows effectiveness of rich media
BtoB Online
Ensure that Google Knows It's Your Content
The New Metrics of Scholarly Authority
Chronicle of Higher Ed.*
The Attention Crash
Micro Persuasion

Cool Tools
The Ultimate RSS Toolbox - 120+ RSS Resources
Apple invites Windows users to Safari
Share Notes, Media And RSS With Zoho Notebook
Robin Good
Try out new Blogger features like video upload
Download Squad
Google Co-op: Power-up your custom search engines
Joost Major Contender Puts Independent Producers Content First - Meet Babelgum
Robin Good
Safari Coming to Windows; iPhone Runs AJAX Apps
Read/Write Web
New YouTube API = YouTube Mashups

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

blinkx Partners with Turning Point TV
LexisNexis Expands Online Collection with New Digital U.S. Serial Set Maps Collection
CQ and NY Times To Publish Library Reference Books
Library Journal
IHS Acquires Jane's Information Group
MarkLogic Chosen for Satyam's Integrated Digital Publishing Platform
Summit Business Media To Buy WBI
FOLIO: Magazine
ISYS(R) Search Software Signs Leading Channel Islands Law Firm Carey Olsen
Burst Media and Reed Business Launch New Online B-2-B Advertising Network
MetaCarta Signs Agreement with IHS to Provide the Oil Gas Industry with Geographically Relevant data
GIS User
ABC News and USA TODAY Announce Content Partnership for 2008 Election
PR Newswire via DMN Newswire
Demand Media Acquires
ProQuest and Scopus Announce Partnership
Information Today, Inc.

Products, Markets & People
Clarabridge Launches Content Mining Service
B-Eye Network Launches New Online Networking Tools
PR Newswire via Digital 50
Industry Moves: Peggy White Out At Yahoo; Circumstances Unclear
Penton’s American Trucker’s Redesigned Web Site Delivers Faster, Detailed Search Results for Users
The Auto Channel
Macrovision Corporation Announces New Organizational Structure
Hoover's Launches ConnectMail - a New One-to-One E-Mail Address Discovery Tool
New LexisNexis(R) Academic Brings Easy-to-Use, Professional-Strength Features to Academic Market
GlobalSpec debuts industrial ad network
BtoB Online
News Filter for Institutional Investors Debuts
Wall Street and Technology
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