Monday, July 16, 2007

Headline Summary for 16 July 2007

The NewsCorp-Dow Jones deal is getting closer to the altar - with the Bancrofts hoping to elope before then...
Dow Jones Makes Late Push To Find Other Buyers
WSJ Online*
Still Hunting: Dow Jones Board to Meet With Burkle, 'Probably not Significant'
Editor and Publisher
Dow Jones Sale Nearing Make-Or-Break Mark
Editor and Publisher
Expert on Murdoch Insisted the Dow Jones Deal Was Done
The New York Times*

Marketers used to passive audiences are confronting online audiences that research and share content...
New Web metric likely to hurt Google, help YouTube
People Who Search Spend More
Web Pro News
Bayer Goes Viral in Web Pitch for Painkiller
The New York Times*
New Research Reveals Consumers Delay 34+ Hours Between the Click and the Purchase
Marketing Sherpa

Facebook soars into the top site rankings as sharing content with peers takes on a more social framework...
Facebook’s Massive Growth: Hits 30 Million Users
Is Blogging Dead?
Read/Write Web

Social media is becoming a staple for online news and opinion but still struggles to establish ethics...
UGC Voted One of the Ten Most Significant eCommerce Developments of the Last Decade
Social Computing
Wikipedia remains go-to site for online news
Reuters via CNET News
Wikipedia rises above inaccuracy criticisms
Monsters and Critics
Pay-for-blogging site raises questions

Video surges into the online spotlight along with new distribution and production channels...
IPTV will take off, says study
Broadcasting and Cable/CAgenda
Online Video And Social Networking To Drive The Evolution Of Tomorrow’s Digital Lifestyle Globally
Ipsos Insight
A New Studio Will Market Short Videos for the Web
The New York Times*
TiVo's new "Buy on TV" feature for Amazon Unbox
Top 50 Copyrighted Videos Google is Pirating

Yahoo keeps focused on products and features that will keep it growing as a major online destination...
Mosh, Yahoo’s New Social Network Initiative
Yahoo Gives Search Suggest A Promotion
Web Pro News

Search is still a key focus of content development as new forms of content aggregation take shape...
A Web That Thinks Like You: Semantic Software Could Help to Transform the Web
Google’s Next Social Play: Search behemoth brews up content aggregator for social networks
Red Herring

In the meantime Microsoft seems to be swinging hard and late at every idea for media that comes along...
Microsoft patent application reveals plans for paid Zune sharing
Microsoft unveils 'Joost killer'
Ars Technica via Content Agenda
Ballmer charts future of online togetherness
Channel Register

Memo to business information services:your new rival for enterprise-ready SaaS content has arrived...
Google Buys Online Security Firm Postini In $625 Mil Deal
IBD via CNN Money

Memo to print aficionados: no amount of cachet will get a general-audience print tile off the ground today...
Conde Nast to Close Jane, Ending Effort at Revival
The New York Times*

In case you're wondering whether the Web has changed our thinking about content...
SIIA Announces the Ten Most Significant eCommerce Developments of the Last Decade
PR Newswire
This is what the web looked like in 1994
Download Squad

In other major trends in content this week...
Springer - I resign from your Journal
University of Cambridge
Private Equity Fund-Raising Jumps 42% in 1st Half of 2007, On Pace To Break 2006 Record
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Topix Capitalizes on Forums, Reaches Rural Areas
Media Shift
Web startup reinventing Wiki? Well, sort of
Indy Star
Happy Fair Use Day
Boing Boing
The Big Move: The New York Times Says Farewell to 43rd Street
The New York Times*
All Shook Up, Right Down to the Musical Core
The New York Times*

Best Practices
The Golden Age of Individualism
35 Perspectives on Online Social Networking
Social Computing
MIT integrates in their reference system
Really Simple Sidi
A Behind-The-Scenes Look At How DRM Becomes Law
The Future Of Media Report 2007: What's Coming, What's Changing
Robin Good
5 News Aggregation Methods Compared
Read/Write Web
Anywhere Wordsmith: The Google office
Video Aggregation and Search for the Enterprise Information Worker
Daniel Barbarosa

Cool Tools
Mapplets: Google’s new tool for customizing Google Maps
Monsters and Critics
Feedburner Comes to Blogger: Google Analytics Next?
Content Routing Solution offers persistent messaging
WeShow Launches Worldwide, Human-Powered Video Aggregator
How To Upload Your Video Clips To Multiple Video Sharing Sites: Hey!Spread
Robin Good
WikiYou is Twitter Plus Wikipedia
Internet Typewriter: Distraction-Free WriteRoom Effect Goes Online
Digital Inspiration
Flock Version 0.9 Focuses on Social Media Discovery
Read/Write Web
Shelfari application in Facebook
Really Simple Sidi
eSnailer: Send Postal Mail From the Web
Read/Write Web

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

White Label Social Network Ning Raises A Huge $44 Million Round
LexisNexis Acquires Juris, Inc., to Lead in the Time, Billing, and Accounting Software Market
FAST Acquires AgentArts, Bolstering Company’s Industry-Leading Search Experience
E-mail Newsletter Service ConstantContact Files For $86 Million IPO
Nielsen Business Media Launches Convera Powered Search Destination for Kitchen and Bath Industry
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Gather.Com, Harvard Health and LifeMasters Launch 35 Health-Specific Online Communities
Connexus Acquires AdModus’ Online Ad Serving Technology
Hachette Filipacchi UK Partners With Brightcove to Launch Internet Video Channels
PR Newswire via Sys-Con
AOL Partners With Fidelity National for Real Estate Listings
Web Pro News
Fimalac Offers $337 Million For Les Echos, Outbidding LVMH
WSJ Online*
Freedom Interactive Teams Up with Pluck to Expand Opportunities for Reader Engagement and Advertising
QUALCOMM, NTELOS Launch Web Portal to Deliver Mobile Content

Products, Markets & People
Penton to Consolidate Industry Product Coverage at Electronic Design; Announces Editorial Promotions
Brent Weinstein will run 60Frames, a new online syndication company
Variety via Content Agenda
Marchesano to Leave The Nielsen Company
FOLIO: Magazine
Dow Jones Launches Publication Focused on Global Clean Technology Market
CNN Money
Forbes.Com Launches Eight Separate Widgets
InfoTech: EBSCO Debuts NoveList Portal
Library Journal
Xinhua Finance CEO Sends Letter to Shareholders
PR Newswire
Blackboard Extends e-Learning Capabilities to Additional Learning Platforms
MarketWIre via CNN Money
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