Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Headline Summary for 26 June 2007


Yahoo searches for its future in a world that has thinning alliances to mainstream content...

Yang replaces Semel as Yahoo CEO
Yahoo's Yang Digs in for 'Long Haul' Against Google
It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Rivals.com; Not Official But True: It Cost About $100 Million

As the reality of a deal with NewsCorp begins to sink in at Dow Jones...
Murdoch Said to Be Close to Terms on Journal
The New York Times*
Dow Jones Board Takes Over Talks On Firm's Future
WSJ Online*
Few Choices for Workers at Dow Jones
The New York TImes*

Long discounted by business information providers Web 2.0 platforms may be the ticket for enterprises...
The Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Web 2.0 Continues Its Move To The Workplace
Dion Hinchcliffe
ReutersInteractive debuts
A Story on User Generated Content within the Firewall
TechDirt Builds Community of Bloggers to Offer Corporate Analysis

Publishing as the seminal event to monetize research gives way to more evolutionary models...
Nature Precedings: Early Access to Scientific Results
O'Reilly Radar
New site pits 'published' vs. 'posted'
The Scientist

The battle for online video heats up as visual content begins to play to broadband-equipped users...
Truveo Growing 50% Per Month, Says Video Search Becoming More Important
Fox locks deal with Web TV service Brightcove
Variety via Content Agenda
IPTV chugs along

Social media portals are becoming key bargaining chips for those seeking content's future...
Facebook is the Winner of MySpace-Yahoo! Talks
Read/Write Web
News Corp explores swap of MySpace site for Yahoo! stake
Upstart Websites Aim to Consolidate Social Networking
Advertising Age*
Jaiku/Twitter/Facebook/Kyte/Plaxo = something happening you should pay attention to

Google fights for less censorship in the long run but has its bets hedged for the short run...
Google fights global internet censorship
AP via Yahoo! News
Google cleared to provide Internet content in China - report
AFX via Forbes
Blocked China Web users rage against Great Firewall
Reuters via Yahoo! News

About the only thing that broadcasters seem to agree on these days is that their business model is tanking...
Talks on global broadcast treaty fail
AP via Yahoo! News

Before it's even launched the iPhone is becoming a new magnet for digital media...
Hollywood Seeks Ways to Fit Its Content Into the Realm of the iPhone
The New York Times*

eBook enthusiasm still abounds but is web-first book publishing taking the momentum away from them...?
eBooks: The Next Page for iPod?
Tech News World

As print revenues and audiences recede news organizations are focusing on relevant online content...
At NAA, Newspaper Execs Tout New Media, As Print Struggles
'Cup Is Overflowing' for Future of Journalism
Media Shift
McClatchy Web Site Revamped -- From Iraq Blogs to Dave Barry
Editor & Publisher
CMP Aftermath: Are Techies the Canary in the Coal Mine?
FOLIO: Magazine
The Times Is Raising Newspaper Prices
The New York Times*

Hope springs eternal for business information aggregators...
ProQuest plans to grow
Ann Arbor News

In other major trends in content this week...
Adsense Publishers Report Massive Dip in Earnings and CTR
Digital Inspiration
The Revolution Will Not Be Socialized -- The Homogenization of Social Media
Google the Vote: How Google is Changing the American Political Landscape
Read/Write Web
DRM drags down economy, Linden CTO says
Computerworld/ Content Agenda
Silcon Valley's Valley
Micro Persuasion
Glossy Insert at Gannett, and Maybe Dow Jones
The New York Times*

Best Practices
The Opaque Value Problem (or, Why do people use Twitter?)
Consumers More Likely to Act on Video Ads Viewed on Media Sites, According to OPA Study
PR Newswire
Use LinkedIn more productively
Web 3.0 - The Rise Of The Information Product
Business : Content ownership versus Information ownership
The 10 Second Rule: How to Write for Diagonal Readers
Study Finds Web Users Also Like Dead-Tree Editions
Editor and Publisher

Cool Tools
New "Wetpaint Please Touch" Virtual Painting Website Fosters Online Expression
Adobe Delivers New Document Generation Solutions
Building Public Library Websites with Drupal
New Yahoo! Go 2.0 available on 22nd June
Crave about iPhone
Really Simple Sidi
Jaiku Launches Channels Feature for Topical Messaging
Iriver's mystery device
Another Attempt to Match Readers and Relevant News
The New York Times*
Apple prepping a cheaper iPhone? Probably.
IBM bringing Web 2.0 to corporate workers
Mindtouch: The Wall Strett Journal Discovers Enterprise Wikis

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

TechTarget Acquires TechnologyGuide.com and Ajaxian.com
Blinkx signs up RealPlayer as battle for online video heats up
The Independent
infoUSA(R) Acquires expresscopy.com: Sales Leads, Printing and Mailing – All Under One Roof
LinkedIn to Open Up - How It Can Take On Facebook
Read/Write Web
Google To Acquire GrandCentral
Access Intelligence acquires TradeFair Group
BtoB Online
OverDrive Signs Pop Music Label for Downloads
Library Journal
BookSurge, an Amazon Group, and Kirtas Collaborate to Preserve and Distribute Historic Archival Books
PR Newswire
LexisNexis Taps Ernst & Young to Exclusively Feature International GAAP(R) 2007 Online on Tax Platform
LexisNexis(R) Offers Exclusive on Potomac Publishing Company(R) Tool via lexis.com(R)
NewsGator Extends Social Capabilities to Microsoft SharePoint(R) 2007
ILS and AVIATION WEEK Partner to Offer the World’s Premier Aviation Search Engine
OneSource Chosen by National Library Board in Singapore for Public and Private Company Profiles
The New York Times, NYTimes.com and Monster Launch Co-Branded Recruitment Web Site
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Acquires MediRegs
PR Newswire
EBSCO Acquires Top ABC-CLIO Databases, To Distribute Others
Library Journal
LexisNexis To Distribute Fairfax Media Content to Subscribers
IT Wire
Reuters signs with Wireless Ronin for digital signage
Digital Signage Today
Nstein Technologies signs a deal with La Dépêche du Midi, a leading regional newspaper in France
CNW Group
infoUSA to Combine Millard Group with Mokrynskidirect
Fast Search & Transfer wins deal with US computer group Lenovo
Thomson Financial via AFX

Products, Markets & People
Newstex Adds Blogs Covering Global Financial Markets to Blogs on Demand(TM)
PR Newswire via EarthTimes
Search Engine Module for Energy Related Intelligence, Developed by MetaCarta
Web Site Host Directory
Interactive Data’s Financial Market Information and Tools Now Available on SF.com’s AppExchange
CRM DIrectory
Netvibes Universe Spans the Globe: Over 500 Official Content Partnerships With Leading Institutions
RR Donnelley Unifies Printing And Related Services Offerings Under RR Donnelley Brand
PR Newswire
Wolters Kluwer Financial Introduces Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Regulatory Consulting
PRN/ Insurance Newsnet
YouTube begins rolling out international sites, new mobile support
Ars Technica
Yahoo! to Combine Search and Display Advertising Sales Teams to Better Serve its Advertising Partners
PR Newswire
CMP Technology Announces Editorial Management Changes to Accelerate its Electronics Group
PR Newswire
Widevine Sees DRM For All
Red Herring
Adobe announces important ereading software - Digital Editions 1.0
Comtex Launches SmarTrend(R) 2.0 at NY Securities Industry Technology Management Conference
Interactive Data Now Offers Robust Risk Analytics Content Powered by BondEdge(R) in North America
Mark Logic Granted Patent on Key Technology in MarkLogic Server
infoUSA(R)’s New Movers Database Touted as "Substantial and Accurate"
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