Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Headline Summary for 28 August 2007

Trends
Google's ability to power applications anywhere with unique content is helping it to grow beyond its portal...
Google gains, Yahoo loses under ComScore changes
CNET News
Big is over, portals are past
Buzz Machine

As ad-driven revenues and open source content overshadow paid content models in media...
A Quest to Get More Court Rulings Online, and Free
The New York Times*
The Hollywood Reporter, ESQ calls it quits
LA Observed
Free Newspapers Lead Way Online in Europe
MediaShift

Contextual advertising takes on a new twist with Google's opt-in video ads...
YouTube Reinvents Video Ads
Mashable

As Google gets ready to twist people's expectations for mobile content services...
Google 'probably' to bid for 700MHz spectrum
CNET News

Publishers focusing on maximizing the value of their inventory turn to systems delivering broader demand...
PubMatic Aims to Maximize Revenue for Web Site Publishers
Read/Write Web

University presses are falling behind as journals seek out more sophisticated channels for marketing...
Publishing and Values: Is AAA's Move from UC to Wiley Hurting Less Profitable Science?
Inside Higher Education
Two Studios to Support HD DVD Over Rival
The New York Times*

Social media is becoming the content platform of choice for knowledge-intensive applications...
CIA 'launches Facebook for spies'
BBC News
Crowdsourcing Reaches Facebook Users in First Collaborative Online Course
PR Web
Stocks.us: A TechMeme Clone For Stock News
TechCrunch

As traditional sources turn to social media channels to gain relevance and audience share...
Internet news: alternative sources growing fast, but big brands dominate
Ars Technica
Entertainment Biz Now Uses P2P For Branding
GigaOM
In the Cut and Paste Era, Traffic Happens Elsewhere
Micro Persuasion

These days the biggest winners in traditional media deals may be the ones who didn't play...
Tribune-Deal Worries Remain Despite Approval
WSJ Online*
Investor Doubts Put Deals in Jeopardy
WSJ Online*

In other major trends in content this week...
An update on Google Video feedback
Google Blog
Viacom And NBC Inject Themselves Into Online Video Litigation
TechCrunch
infoUSA Gains $11.2 Million Litigation Settlement
BusinessWire

Best Practices
How Will Universal Search Affect SEO?
ISE DB

Cool Tools
Vlingo, a new voice-to-text service launches
WebWare
Blogger Ads Inline AdSense Widget
ProBlogger
SolutionBase: Build your own CMS with TikiWiki
Tech Republic
Hitchhikers Guide to Google Sky
PC World

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Business Objects, Thomson partner on SaaS
InfoWorld
Elsevier to Sell MDL to Symyx Technologies
Information Today
ebrary announces partnership with YBP Library Services
DM Asia
Amazon Consulting, LLC + eChannelLine Publishing Form Alliance for First IT Channel Specific Job Site
PR Newswire
Fraunhofer Society Signs Multi-Year Contract With Thomson Scientific's ISI
PR Newswire
Former Cygnus Execs Acquire Healthcare and Medical Communications Company
FOLIO: Magazine
'Stars and Stripes' Buys Atex Content Mangement System
Editor & Publisher
Vivisimo and Datawatch Enhance E-Discovery and Compliance with Integrated E-Mail Archiving Search
BusinessWire

Products, Markets & People
Interwoven Introduces Universal Search for Professional Services Firms
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Zagat Launches ZAGAT.mobi Advertising-Supported Mobile Website Brings Free Content to Mobile Phones
PR Newswire
Bankrate.com Content Offered on CNBC.com
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Ask.com debuts TV ad campaign to promote Ask3D
BtoB Online
CrossFire Beilstein Database Exceeds Ten Million Compounds
PR Newswire via PharmaLive
New LexisNexis(R) CaseMap(R) Enhances Strategic Link between Discovery and Case Assessment
BusinessWire
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