Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Headline Summary for 11 September 2007


The Web is now the leading ether for profit making..
Online Ads Surpass Radio Ads in a Historical First

Complacent publishers are failing to move aggressively to save open Web access...
US Justice Department backing for two-tier internet
BBC News
Broadcasters Launch Ads Against Broadband Wireless Web Device
The New York Times*
Ten things that finally killed Net neutrality

Even as technology companies seek to become the new media kingmakers...
Keep an eye on: Apple, Apple, Apple
Reuters MediaFile
After ditching Apple, NBC opts for flex pricing and more DRM with Amazon
Ars Technica

The bottom line in publishing is facing stockholders who know that the future is not rosy for old media...
Media Stocks Under Pressure
Street blasts 'lame duck' Parsons, Time Warner
The Hollywood Reporter
WSJ Merges Print and Digital Sales Teams
Business 2.0 Folds
FOLIO: Magazine
Newspapers, don't leave the Internet holdouts behind
Baltimore Sun

As old dot-com IPOs begin to face similar expectations for returns that hem in adventuresome investments...
Yahoo's Cautious Course
WSJ Online*

Facebook becomes a powerful networking tool for adults in communities large and small...
Facebook Profiles Will Appear in Google Results Next Month
A Facebook for the Few
The New York Times*

The iPhone sets the stage for mobile Web access' growth but at what price to carriers' plans...?
US iPhone sales go ballistic in July
IT Wire
Four Mistakes Apple Made With The IPhone Price Drop
Wired - Epicenter

Scholarly publishing's talk about change may seem slow to some but the pace of change is quickening...
Scholars Embrace New Publication Modes in Theory More Than in Practice, Study Finds
The Chronicle of HIgher Education
A Medical Publisher’s Unusual Prescription: Online Ads
The New York Times*
AAP 'disinformation campaign' attacked by Open Access backer
Information World Review

Google's forays into social media content are still struggling to understand audiences as publishers...
Google News Adds Barely 100 Comments in 30 Days
Micro Persuasion
Google Wiki Relaunch May Arrive Soon
Web Pro News

Pretty soon they'll be selling hamburgers...
English Wikipedia Gets Two Millionth Article

In other major trends in content this week...
Law users irked by lacklustre service
IT Week
FEC Gives Pass to Blogs
Red Herring
China content sites key for Google
The Mercury News
Google Sued for Sponsored Search Ads
Read/Write Web
People search engine Rapleaf revises privacy policy
Wikia’s ArmchairGM: Wiki Meets Social Network

Best Practices
Search Illustrated: The Power Of RSS Feeds
Search Engine Land
Spam now 83% of all email
Real Tech News
Creating Google Custom Search Engines
UST libraries ask: Which resources should it cancel?
UST Bulletin
CIA works to break info-sharing barriers
Google Custom Search: Setting The Bar For Vertical Search Engines
Read/Write Web
Perspective: Fair use is not a consumer right
A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web
Open Social Web
Why You Should Embrace the New Social Media News Release
Search Engine Guide
Semantec Search Right for the Enterprise?
ZDNet Blogs

Cool Tools
HotSwap Launches - Video Classifieds
iPhoneSIMfree goes retail, let the unlocking begin
MindTouch’s Open Source Wiki Releases 100 New Features
Asterpix Says Forget Hypertext, Think Hypervideo
Google Books: Embed Book Clips Into Websites
Adobe Media Player Drives Fusion of TV and the Internet
Streaming Media
Exclusive: Screen Shots And Feature Overview of Delicious 2.0 Preview
Find a needle in a feedstack with Google Reader
Google Blog
Do the Mash (Even if You Don’t Know All the Steps)
The New York Times*
RapLeaf: This 2.0 site lets you check folks' reputations
Download Squad

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Yahoo buys behavioral ad firm for $300 mln
Leading Analyst Firm Deploys Near-Time Premium to Monetize Content and Community
Internet Enterprise Search Firm Semantra Finds Funding
Red Herring
ScanScout Secures Strategic Investment from Time Warner and Announces Board of Directors
Healthline, LocateADoc Provide First Aid to Patient Education
TheStreet and WSJ Diversify Content to Drive Ads and Steer Away from Subscriptions
ClickZ Network
Near-Time and The History Press Introduce True Richmond Stories, an Online Book Community
Author Solutions to Acquire Rival Self-Publisher iUniverse
WSJ Online*
Mainstream Data to Distribute Lusa Content in Europe and Africa
TEMIS and Mark Logic Enter Partner Agreement to Address the Publishing Market
PR Newswire
Lionbridge Signs Three Year Agreement With Hill-Rom as Premier Global Localization Services Provider
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Thomson to acquire Deloitte Tax LLP property tax services, terms not disclosed
AP via FindLaw

Products, Markets & People
MediaLink Launches Online Content Management Platform for Communications Professionals
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Groxis, Inc. Appoints New CEO
PR Newswire via EarthLink
Pharma Companies Overcome Legal and Regulatory Obstacles via New Social Media Marketing Framework
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