Sunday, July 1, 2007

Headline Summary for 1 July 2007

Trends
While Google focuses on a major new healthcare initiative Yahoo focuses on keeping hands on deck...
New advisory group on health
Google Blog
Google’s next stop: $600 a share?
CNN Money
The Yahoo! Exodus: Who's Next?
Forbes

Though Google's legal challenges get more contentious by the day...
YouTube copyright fight hinges on whether it controls its content, says US court
Out-Law
Google sued over defamatory postings found on web search
The Independent

News Corp's bid for Dow Jones is near a deal but will there be an editorial team left to support him...?
Tentative Dow Jones Sale Pact Said to Give Murdoch Power to Hire and Fire at The Journal
The New York Times
Murdoch: No plans to raise Dow Jones bid
Reuters
Dow Jones, News Corp. Agree On Set of Editorial Protections
WSJ Online*
Wall Street Journal reporters protest Murdoch bid for Dow Jones
AP via Topix
Murdoch on 'WSJ' Deal: 'Vitriol' and 'Page 3 Girls'
Editor & Publisher

Meanwhile social media continues to carve out new ways to share content some effectively...
Social Networks as A Place Where Content Finds You
MicroPersuasion
Kevin Rose’s New Startup: Pownce
TechCrunch
MySpace to follow rival FaceBook’s lead
FT.com
Konnects Launches Network of Communities for Business Professionals
Mashable
Newspapers pin survival hopes on user content
The Enquirer

Memo to private equity speculators: the canary in the coal mine has a bad cough...
Sources: Divestment of Remaining Two Ziff Units 'Going Nowhere'
FOLIO: Magazine

What happens when the FCC won't listen to you? Try the FTC...
Blow dealt to network neutrality; FTC says rules sought for broadband providers could hurt innovation
LA Times via Content Agenda

Lots of hype but iPhone's biggest contribution will be making broadband wireless Web more ubiquitous...
Not much going on at San Fran's Apple Store
Engadget
iPhone's disappearing spacebar
37 Signals
iPhone rate plans revealed, at-home activation announced
Engadget

Music producers put the squeeze on Internet radio but they're mostly likely to push more artists to indies...
Internet Radio Protests a Rise in Royalties
WSJ Online*

In other major trends in content this week...
AOL Relaunches News Site In Blog Format
paidContent.org
Global Digital Copyright Project on Schedule
World Assn of Newspapers
Live questions and answers with Fluther
Download Squad
Is Endeca really the next Google?
CNET News
Same name and same office, but new ProQuest isn't like old
Crain's Detroit Business
User-generated content, privacy and subterfuge tackled by news chiefs
Hold the Page

Best Practices
What Social Networking Sites Do You Use? How Do they Benefit Your Blog?
ProBlogger
Face-to-Face Networking Trumps Supernova Panels at Conference
MediaShift
Enterprise 2.0: Thirty Corporate Uses of Wikis and Blogs
Social Computing
Ask.com Takes Lead In Designing Display Of Search Results
WSJ Online*
Walled Gardens and the Lesson for Social Networks
Micro Persuasion
Social sites reveal class divide
BBC News
Reader Voices: Who Pays for Content?
InfoWorld
What To Do When Your Company Wikipedia Page Goes Bad
Search Engine Land
How To Format Online Content For Maximum Legibility: Chunking Information
Robin Good
Reconceiving storytelling at the Associated Press
USC Annenberg OJR

Cool Tools
NewsVine Launches ElectionVine: Widget Based Election Polling
TechCrunch
Xerox Reignites Interest in Semantic Networking as a Search Tool
BetaNews
New dictionary translations
Google Blog
Digital newsstand saves paper, quarters
Engadget
TwitterMail Lets You Tweet from your Email Account
Mashable
Shifd: A Clever Mobile App From The NY Times
TechCrunch
Frengo Launches Buzz Platform: Create Your Own Twitter Network
Mashable
Spock - Vertical Search Done Right
Read/Write Web

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

infoUSA(R) to Acquire Guideline, Inc.
BusinessWire
CondeNet Selects Kiptronic to Power Downloadable Media Ad Campaign Management
BusinessWire
Reuters Signs Content Agreement With Chinese Video Site
Pacific Epoch
Acquire Media Corporation Buys NewEdge Division from Thomson Corporation
EContent Magazine
Kosmix Partners with Revolution Health to Deliver the Most Relevant Health Content on the Web
BusinessWire
Ingram Micro will distribute several Google enterprise search tools and services
PC World
AP Signs Group For Hosted Online Content
Radio Ink
ConnectivHealth buys information provider Relegent
Nashville Business Journal
Microsoft and Houghton Mifflin Form Strategic Alliance to Simplify Delivery of Educational Resources
PressZoom
Ziff Davis Sells Enterprise Group
FOLIO: Magazine

Products, Markets & People
Groupe La Provence makes content management efficient with Nstein to launch new regional portal
CNW Group
McGraw-Hill Professional Launches Customizable Curricular Tool for Surgical Residency Programs
BusinessWire
LexisNexis Enhances atVantage Law Firm Business Development Solution
BusinessWire
blinkx Launches AdHoc, the First Contextual Online Video Advertising Platform
Streaming Media
Onstream Media Announces Being Added to Russell Microcap(R) Index
Insurance Newsnet
Xrefer Changes Name To Credo Reference
Managing Information
Answers Corp's WikiAnswers Ranked Second Largest Q+A Site
PR Newswire via EarthTimes

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