Monday, July 9, 2007

Headline Summary for 9 July 2007

The Dow Jones deal gets a few wrinkles but Murdoch appears to be ready to smooth it all out...
In a Bid for Dow Jones, an Entrepreneur Again Finds Murdoch as Rival
The New York Times*
Dow Jones Pact Would Protect Three Top Editors
WSJ Online*

Scientific publishers search for a golden mean between timeliness and profitability...
News Ages Quickly: Scientific publishing moves into the 21st century at last
Scientific publishers's changing role in today's online world
Really Simple Sidi
Elsevier Has No Fear Of Google Scholar
Web Pro News
'Open access' opening wider
The Scientist

Social media is booming but it's moving away rapidly from its primitive roots into sophisticated services...
User-Gen to Grow Into $4.3 Bil. Business
Is This The Twilight of Blogging?
The Blog Herald
Pivots of the Web: What's Next After Social Networking?
Read/Write Web

Word to the wise: when your investor is in the same line of business keep your cards close to the vest...
Craigslist grapples with competitor on board

Yahoo's short-term horizon appears problematic but it's sticking to plans that augur well for the future...
Once-sunny future turns mostly cloudy for Yahoo
Chicago Tribune/ Content Agenda
Can she turn Yahoo into, well, Google?
Yahoo launches customizable ad tool

Bringing the meaning of "friendly courts" to a new level...
Belgian ISP Held Responsible for File Sharing
IDG Via Content Agenda
Google appeals Belgian copyright law, talks ongoing
Google - DoubleClick Deal Draws Criticism
The New York Times*

The iPhone's debut is really about paving the way to a more robust mobile Web across all carriers...
iPhone: Ruining the mobile Internet for everyone
YouTube, LG Electronics to jointly develop mobile phone
AFP via Content Agenda

Media companies are beginning to understand that exclusive platform deals only choke off their options...
Universal confirms non-renewal of iTunes contract

Need to talk back to Michael Moore? Why not do it through Google ads...?
Google vs Michael Moore

In other major trends in content this week...
Thomson to Sell Prometric to ETS for $435 Million
All the News That’s Fit to Print Out
The New York Times*
Content Providers, Web Portals Battle For End-User Control
Google Makes FeedBurner Services Free
Goldman Sachs Issues Negative Note on State of Newspaper Industry
Editor & Publisher

Best Practices
Why StumbleUpon Sends More Traffic Than Digg
How Print Publishers Can Expand Online Revenues
ClickZ News
How Hoover's Keeps Leads Hot: 5-1 ROI Test Results
Marketing Sherpa
Open standards for social networking
A new journalism tool? Twitter?
NY Times opens more stories to comments

Cool Tools
Miniblogging:8 Pownce Rivals Compared
Librarian: A new facebook application for library information resources
Really Simple Sidi
New APIs: Printing and US Gov Documents
Programmable Web
TwitterGram - speak your mind on Twitter
Download Squad
Mister Wong Launches Social Bookmarking Tool in U.S.
Switched On: Comparing Apples and Blackberrys

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Incisive Media To Acquire ALM
PR Newswire
Opinion Research(R) Acquires NWC Research in Australia
Autonomy pays $375m for US online search leader Zanataz
The Independent
Nielsen Company Agrees to Acquire Telephia Inc.
Convera, SearchChannel form strategic partnership
BtoB Online
News Corp. Buys Two Weeklies, Expanding New York City Reach
The New York Times*
McClatchy, Tribune Sell Newscom to Mainstream Data
Editor & Publisher
Blackwell Book Services and Ebooks Corporation Announce Enhanced Strategic Collaboration
Vivísimo Velocity Connector Unifies Desktop and Enterprise Results
Information Today, Inc.

Products, Markets & People
ProQuest changes name to Voyager Learning
Crain's Detroit Business
Elsevier Unveils New Information Resource Package for Engineering Schools
Journal Of Nuclear Medicine's Impact Grows, Remains Consistently High Over Past 5 Years
Medical News Today
SirsiDynix’s Horizon/Corinthian Merged into Symphony
Library Journal
Ilumen Rolls Out Aggregator Service
Interactive Data’s Low Latency Feed Benefits from Greatly Enhanced Global OTC Content
Copyright Clearance Center Announces Annual License for Academia
Information Today
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