Monday, June 4, 2007

Weekly Headline Summary for 4 June 2007

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

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

What a simple solution to electronic copies - make people responsible for their own actions...
iTunes Plus DRM-free, not free of annoying glitches
iTunes supposedly DRM-free music not so DRM-free?
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

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

Social media platforms are becoming all-purpose tools for aggregating many kinds of content...
eBay Acquires StumbleUpon
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
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

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?

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

Best Practices
Science nixes submissions in Microsoft's new Word format
Community-Edited News Sites Abound in Other Languages
LexisNexis Releases Survey on InfoPros Reveals Use of Web 2.0 and Knowledge Management
BusinessWire via TMCNet
Donations on Blogs - Do They Work?
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
DIY PR: Bob Villa Doesn't Always Know Best
Micro Persuasion
Can History Survive The Internet?
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
Google Launches Directions API
Give a content key for Xmas
Fatdoor introduces you to your neighborhood without stepping outside
Download Squad
Freewebs Launches a Widget Bank
Real Networks announces new offline player for YouTube
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
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
ebrary Signs Five New Publishing Partners Including ABC-CLIO and Temple University Press
Advanstar Announces Completion of its Acquisition by Veronis Suhler Stevenson for $1.14 Billion
Over 250 Autonomy Partners Rally Behind Meaning Based Computing
PR Newswire
Dow Jones Wealth Manager Solution Now Available on's AppExchange
PR Newswire
CBS to buy social network
LA Times via Content Agenda
YouTube makes a deal with EMI
Reuters via USA Today
Google To Acquire Panoramio

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