Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Headline Summary for 7 August 2007

Trends

Google focuses on mobile markets to build revenues from pinpointed ads and broadband...
Google Talk VoIP phone in development... again?
Engadget
Report: Google shows phone prototype to manufacturers
Washington Post
Google Pushes Tailored Phones To Win Lucrative Ad Market
WSJ Online*
New rules could rock wireless world
USA Today

As advertising becomes more focused on microcontexts instead of big-blast messaging...
It’s an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World
The New York Times*
Google is experimenting with Behavioral AdWords
NewTeeVee
Search Will Assimilate You
InformationWeek

Yahoo is focusing to build more social media strength but investors are still stand-offish on their efforts...
Bear Stearns: Yahoo Must Form A Social Networking Strategy
TechCrunch
Yahoo! Plans a Run at YouTube
Read/Write Web

Yet continuing issues with building revenues at social media properties still leave a wide window open...
Facebook is a Niche Market
FaceReviews
List of companies pulling adverts from Facebook grows
Pocket Lint

As corporations discover their own online publishing's value for marketing purposes...
Content is Queen: Using Free Information to Get Business
Egg Marketing Blog

While M&A marches on more publishers are realizing that flipping is becoming less of a viable option...
Jason Young Named Ziff Davis Media CEO; Says “Sale Is Less of a Focus.”
FOLIO: Magazine
Report: Consumer Magazine 2Q M&A Values Up, B-to-B Down
FOLIO: Magazine

Now that the deal is done the question becomes how to make the most of Dow Jones' prestigious position...
In Murdoch’s Past, Clues to The Journal’s Future
The New York Times*
If WSJ.com Was Set Free: The Numbers At Stake
paidContent.org

As news print revenues sink and require more belt-tightening...
New York Times Reduces Paper's Width
AP via Forbes
Washington Post Quarterly Profit Falls
Reuters via Hollywood Rptr

And more social media plays to aggregate news gain an edge and a more professional attitude...
Newser - Faster, Smarter News
Newser
Do bloggers need a union of their own?
Ars Technica

Wikia's search project benefits from huge hype it's only one of countless plays for user-organized content...
Wikia: People power takes on Google
The Telegraph
Wiki getting ready to unleash Google search rival to turn balance of power back to publishers
EarthTimes.org
In Taipei, Wikipedians Talk Wiki Fatigue, Wikiwars and Wiki Bucks
The New York Times*

Enterprise search tools gain sophistication and more integration with open Web search practices...
Business Search Goes Beyond The Browser
InformationWeek

And how are YOU going to pay for your retirement, mom...?
Mom discovered 16 year old son with $70,000 earned from Adsense.
PR-GB.com

In other major trends in content this week...
Antitrust a Front Line for Google and Foes
Media Info Center
Indian broadcasters resist govt's content code
NDTV.com
The Need for a Broader Concept of Publishing in the Digital Age
Chronicle of Higher Education
Flickr Changes Lives, Launches Photog Careers
MediaShift
Congress To Investigate Yahoo's Role In China Arrest
Search Engine Watch
Wolters Kluwer feels impact of subprime
FT.com

Best Practices
Call for an open social network
Lifehacker
Mashable Supports the Open Friends Format (OFF?)
Mashable
The Future of Work Will be Filled with Quasi-Entreprenuers
The Future of Work
Color coding Wikipedia entries based on author reputations
Download Squad
Rights and wrongs on copyright
CNET News
Two-thirds of event producers not embracing Web 2.0 tools
BtoB Online
Search for and Join Forums on Your Blog’s Topic
ProBlogger
DRM Is Not Going Away
Internet News

Cool Tools
Tangler Launches Embedded Forums and Chat
Read/Write Web
Build Your Own Blinx Video Wall
Real Tech News
Content Marketplace For Professional Documents Launches Online: Gazhoo Is Here
Robin Good
ICQ Founders Start KnockaTV
TechCrunch
Mixbook.com: create books with your friends and family about memorable events
Museum of Modern Betas
Google Apps goes global
Google Blog

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Red Herring Launches Digital Edition Powered by Olive Software
BusinessWire
Search Engine Exalead Joins ACAP Pilot Project
PRWeb
Fedora and Creative Commons Team Up To Deliver LiveContent Distribution
BusinessWire
EMC Unveils Documentum 6 Platform; Empowers Next-Generation of Content Management
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Beyond.com Expands Relationship with CMP Technology for Recruitment Advertising Exclusive
PR Newswire
Ziff Davis Enterprise and Developer Shed Announce Merger
PR Newswire via Earth Times
LexisNexis Adds Two More Image Sources
Editor & Publisher
CMP Technology buys Semiconductor Insights
BtoB Online
EBSCO Acquires Ten Sage Indexes
Library Journal

Products, Markets & People
UpSNAP Offers Premium Urban Content Package for Mobile Users
PR Newswire via CNN Money
KnowledgeStorm Launches FindTech Blogs
PR-GB.com
Brian Crawford Will Head ACS Publications
Chemical and Engineering News
Kazeon and the enterprise discovery market
TechWorld
Reuters Provides Agricultural Information Via Mobiles
contentSutra
Southern Medical Journal Launches 'Rapid Response' Feature
NewsWise
Autonomy etalk Revolutionizes Customer Interaction Analysis
PR Newswire
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