Monday, June 4, 2007

Weekly Headline Summary for 4 June 2007

Trends
Murdoch's deal for Dow Jones gets the Bancrofts and other key holders to admit that it's time to cash it in...
Bancrofts Open Door To a Sale Of Dow Jones
WSJ Online*
Bancroft Family Statement
BusinessWire

Though Murdoch's "hands off" stance is questioned...
Murdoch May Make Concessions, Up to a Limit, in Dow Jones Talks
WSJ Online*
Nocera: Murdoch Will Break Promise and Meddle In 'WSJ'
Editor & Publisher

Jobs keeps the hype cycle in full gear - and pushes mobile phone carriers out of the content game...
Fever Builds for iPhone (Anxiety Too)
The New York Times*
Apple says YouTube coming to Apple TV
AFX via Content Agenda
Apple Will Bring YouTube Videos to Its TV Service
Bloomberg News
iTunes 101: Apple brings college to the iPod
CNET News

What a simple solution to electronic copies - make people responsible for their own actions...
iTunes Plus DRM-free, not free of annoying glitches
Engadget
iTunes supposedly DRM-free music not so DRM-free?
ZDNet
Apple iTunes Plus Borders on Spyware
Yahoo! Tech

With users becoming the most effective aggregators publishing focuses on local content for success...
Growth Slows For National, Traditional Media But Local Online Ad Spend Continues To Rise: Report
paidContent.org

What to make of user-embedded content widgets? How about making money...?
Web, computer "widgets" offer branding opportunities

Reuters via Topix

What happens if you put every idea for social media and search into a blender? You get Mahalo...
Jason Calacanis Launches Mahalo: Human Powered Search
TechCrunch

Social media platforms are becoming all-purpose tools for aggregating many kinds of content...
eBay Acquires StumbleUpon
BusinessWire
Opportunity for STM publishers in Facebook
Really Simple Sidi
Facebook is Microsoft Office of Social Apps
Infectious Greed

On-demand video may be the next new frontier for business news...
BusinessWeek explores 'Business YouTube venture
BtoB Online

Google focuses on tools that can make the most of valuable contexts...
Google Announces Feedburner Deal; Look For AdWords Integration
TechCrunch
Google Keeps Tweaking Its Search Engine
The New York Times*
Google CEO: Mobile Devices Are 'Interesting Ad Platform'
Dow Jones via SmartMoney
Developers Press Google on Future YouTube Features
PC Magazine

eBooks are growing steadily, but can they grow quickly enough to compete with Web content...?
Book Expo America 2007: The State of EBooks
Gearlog

Meanwhile the Redmond gang needs to set aside some time for target practice...
MSN Soapbox goes public again, now with copyright filtering
Download Squad
Zune: not headed for Europe this year?
Engadget

Earth to America: your content technology leadership is choking on your politics...
FCC to examine net neutrality: issue could affect content providers,consumers
Macworld via Content Agenda
FCC, cable set to collide; Industry: Feds are overreaching
Cox Washington/ Content Agenda
How U.S. policy can help reduce the broadband gap
Mercury News

In other major trends in content this week...
Selling Web Advertising Space Like Pork Bellies
WSJ via Content Agenda
Google Universal and Its New Navigation
Information Today
AP CEO says Internet hasn't changed news gathering fundamentals
AP via The Mercury News
Marketers Cozy Up to NBC Program Chief
WSJ Online*
Should Google Subsidize Journalism?
Publishing 2.0
Tribune debt may force asset sales
LA Times
Mass deletion sparks LiveJournal revolt
CNET News

Best Practices
Science nixes submissions in Microsoft's new Word format
Science
Community-Edited News Sites Abound in Other Languages
MediaShift
LexisNexis Releases Survey on InfoPros Reveals Use of Web 2.0 and Knowledge Management
BusinessWire via TMCNet
Donations on Blogs - Do They Work?
ProBlogger
Social Software And Its Possible Future Uses
Robin Good
Open Text Applies Social Networking to Connect Corporate Content with Customers
Social Computing
You Can't Fake Real Content
Search Engine Land
User-Generated Visual Content -- Understanding the Supply-Side Motivations
MarketWire
DIY PR: Bob Villa Doesn't Always Know Best
Micro Persuasion
Can History Survive The Internet?
InformationWeek
FISD Announces Release of MDDL 3.0 Beta
PR Newswire via EarthTimes

Cool Tools
Google Launches Street View Maps
Read/Write Web
Google Mapplets and Google Gears announced
PC Authority
Comparison of Yahoo Pipes to Microsoft’s PopFly
Scobelizer
Google Launches Directions API
Mashable
Give a content key for Xmas
Engadget
Fatdoor introduces you to your neighborhood without stepping outside
Download Squad
Freewebs Launches a Widget Bank
Mashable
Real Networks announces new offline player for YouTube
PodTech
Hewlett-Packard Will Offer Printing Kit for Web Sites
Bloomberg News
The 3D Maps Are Coming: EveryScape and Virtual Earth
Read/Write Web
Garmin Publishes API Library Opens Communication Between Third Party Websites, Garmin GPS Devices
GIS User

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Ovid Partners with Springer Science+Business Media to Add Ebooks
Information Today
Bridgepoint Capital buy of Wolters Kluwer's education unit cleared by EU
Thomson Financial via Hemscott
LexisNexis(R) Martindale-Hubbell(R) and Spot Runner Team Up to Deliver First Local TV Ad Program
BusinessWire via TMCNet
Attributor Is Tapped by The Associated Press to Track Use of AP Content Across the Internet
BusinessWire
NEWS Corporation/NBC Universal Joint Venture Inks Deals with Troupe of Premier Content Partners
CNW Telbec
AskMeNow to Introduce Natural Language Wikipedia Desktop and Mobile Search
MarketWire
ebrary Signs Five New Publishing Partners Including ABC-CLIO and Temple University Press
BusinessWire
Advanstar Announces Completion of its Acquisition by Veronis Suhler Stevenson for $1.14 Billion
BusinessWire
Over 250 Autonomy Partners Rally Behind Meaning Based Computing
PR Newswire
Dow Jones Wealth Manager Solution Now Available on Salesforce.com's AppExchange
PR Newswire
CBS to buy Last.fm social network
LA Times via Content Agenda
YouTube makes a deal with EMI
Reuters via USA Today
Google To Acquire Panoramio
Mashable

Products, Markets & People
LexisNexis Introduces Concordance(TM) 2007
BusinessWire
New Information Portal Makes Business Intelligence More Accessible
eMediaWire
New Platform, Products from Gale
Library Journal
infoUSA Launches Salesgenie.com/Lite for Sales Executives on a Limited Budget
BusinessWire
New Information Portal Makes Business Intelligence More Accessible
Business Intelligence
Former Cisco Exec Mike Volpi In Line To Be New Joost CEO
paidContent.org
Blinkx indexes 12M hours of Web content
DM News
Exalead Enhances One:Search Platform With Vertical Search Capability
Web IT PR
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