Monday, August 13, 2007

Headline Summary for 13 August 2007

Trends

With context as king...
Internet Ad Spending Set To Overtake All Other Media By 2011: VSS
Online Media Daily

Mass-market paid content takes a back seat...
New York Times to end TimeSelect paid Web service
New York Post
Google Video service to go black; Its movie and TV download store isn't catching on
LA Times via Content Agenda
Universal Music to sell songs without copying constraints
LA Times
News Corp undecided on making WSJ.com free
Reuters
Amazon Invests In DRM-Free Music Site
InformationWeek

Unless it's in the right package in the right place at the right time...
Amazon Launches Lulu Competitor
Read/Write Web
An Entire Bookshelf, in Your Hands
The New York Times*

But don't count on old formulas for success in premium content...
Yale dumps BioMed Central
The Scientist
Online Ad Sales Growing, But Not At 'Premium' Sites
Read/Write Web
NBC, News Corp. Weigh Sale of Stake
WSJ Online*
Equity Firm Invests $100 million in NBC Universal-News Corp. Online Venture
The New York Times*
YouTube killer hunts, does not find name
Reuters MediaFile

As publishers and portals bulk up on social media to build context and audience engagement...
Google News Gets Comments - With a Big Twist
Mashable
Forbes may acquire social bookmarking site Clipmarks
WebWare
Social Shopping Startup Kaboodle Acquired by Hearst - And It's Easy to See Why...
Read/Write Web
Guardian Weekly site relaunches with social networking focus
The Guardian*

Then again, you can always try aggregating other people's news editorially...oh, we've done that already...
Newser: Burned Once, but Starting Up Again
The New York Times

Or keep on aggregating your own news - oh, we've done that already too...
Now what, Rupert?
CNN Money
Gannett CEO says company not for sale
Reuters
SF Chronicle Trims Business Section; The Best Are Gone
TechCrunch

Memo to mainstream publishers: there's plenty of growth if you're willing to embrace new models...
TechTarget Online revenues increase to record $16.3 million; up 27 percent over prior year quarter
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
First Profitable Year For FIM: $550 Million In Revenue, $10 Million Profit
paidContentl.org via Forbes

Social media offers very personal endorsement value for advertisers but for some it's a little too personal...
UK Government rejects Facebook as a friend
Times Online
Facebook to give advertisers more control
Times Online

New broadband mobile frequencies for Web content are creating a new frontier for high-value content...
FCC Auction May Expand Cellphone Options, Services
WSJ Online*
Converged Devices Doesn’t Mean Fewer Devices
MediaShift

Well, commercial TV is mostly ads anyway, why not just do away with the programming...?
NBC Universal launches Didja: Ad friendly video site to combat YouTube
Variety

In other major trends in content this week...
Plaxo Aims to Turn Address Book Into Social Network
PC World
Taking on Google is 'tasty', says Ask.com chief executive
Times Online
Google Confirms & Retracts Post on "Minutes" Crawl Time Stamp
Search Engine Roundtable
Who Is Cloning Who? Business2.0, try again
TechCrunch
Google signs on with Open Invention Network
Ars Technica
Cable Operators Hope to Use TV Transition to Gain Leverage With Broadcasters
MultiChannel News /C Agenda

Best Practices
Plagiarism and falsified data slip into the scientific literature: The challenges of scientific integrity
Ars Technica
Social Bookmarking Apps Provide a New Knowledge Management Platform
eWeek
Study: More time spent on Web than newspapers
CNET News
Eric Schmidt Defines Web 3.0
Read/Write Web
Online ad-serving tests
Google Blog
Study Finds Event Producers Leveraging Online But Struggling with ROI
FOLIO: Magazine
Read Books Online at the Open Library
AppScout
Extending McLuhan: The 14 Messages of New Media
MediaShift

Cool Tools
Spock: Search's final frontier?
CNET News
On the road and at home with Yahoo Go 2.0
Download Squad
Sumatra PDF viewer: free, fast, tiny, and open source
Download Squad
Brightcove Aftermix Invites
Mashable
Mahalo Launches Toolbar - Aims to Convert Google Users
Read/Write Web
Edgeio Offers A Paid Content Widget
Mashable
Find Related Wikipedia Content with Similpedia
Micro Persuasion
David Pogue's Cutting-Room Floor
The New York Times*

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Voxant's TheNewsRoom.com Site Now Offering MTV News to Thousands of Web Sites and Blogs
PR Newswire
NYTimes.com to Be Exclusive Host of Freakonomics Blog
BusinessWire
Taylor Woodrow uses Google to ensure compliance
Computer Weekly
Wall Street Journal Enters Content Partnership With Brazil's Leading Business and Financial Daily
Prime Newswire via CNN Money
Symyx to Buy MDL Software From Elsevier
AP via Forbes
McGraw-Hill Higher Education and MERLOT Form Alliance To Enhance Online Content
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Nielsen Completes Acquisition of Telephia, Inc.
PR Newswire via EarthTimes
The Canadian Press Deploys Nstein Ntelligent Content Management Software
TMCNet
Ingenio and LexisNexis Team Up to Bring Pay Per Call(R) Listings to Attorneys.com and Lawyers.com
PR Newswire via CNN Money
News Corp. Plans to Sell Ottaway Newspapers
Editor and Publisher
Google, Airtel Broadband join hands
Business Standard

Products, Markets & People
Autonomy Continues Record-Breaking Growth and Profitability
PR Newswire via EarthTimes
Thomson says vice chairman Hall retiring
Reuters via MSN Finance
VideoCafe To Offer Video Content To Bloggers
Web Pro News
Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer
CNN The Boardroom
Techocracy.Net Launches
PR Web
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