Monday, September 17, 2007

Headline Summary for 17 September 2007

Trends
Online efforts begin to lead in revenue growth, making for tricky questions in traditional media board rooms...
For Time Warner, a time to break up?
Fortune via CNN Money
Keep an eye on: Time Warner
Reuters MediaFile
More Restructuring at Time Inc.’s Business and Finance Network
FOLIO: Magazine
AOL HQ moving to New York, business model moving to advertising
Download Squad
As NY Times print revenues sink, online revenues soar in August 28.2 percent
The New York Times*

While online natives aim for higher horizons...
Google offers $30 million for robotic rover on the Moon
Times Online
How law enforcement uses Google Earth
CNET News

A few Web 2.0 efforts scale well but with most focusing on microcommunities investors are wary...
Has smart money abandoned U.S. Web 2.0 companies?
Venture Beat
Wikipedia: 2-million articles and counting
Download Squad
New Social Sites Cater to People of a Certain Age
The New York Times*

You can't just say that you've got Web 2.0 content and expect to make a mint these days...
Were Techmeme and Sphere too greedy?
Mathew Ingram

And you can't just say that you're a mashup and expect to impress people who know better...
Google as and Election Portal, With a Twist
The New York Times*
Yahoo's Presidential 'Mashup Debate' Won't Support Mashups
Wired News

Now that context is king social media is the place to befor both advertisers and publishers...
User-Driven News More Diverse Than Mainstream Coverage
Search Engine Land
Netscape Social News to be Relaunched as Propeller.com
Netscape
Interview: Ron Grant, President & COO, AOL: Time For A Network Approach
paidContent.org
Newspapers Are Going 'Widget'-Happy'
The Examiner
Youtube in Talks for Video News Service With Ads
Korea Times
Microsoft Patents Watermark That May Protect DRM-free Music
PC World
Leaked Google Video Discusses Google Reader, Social Efforts
Google Blogoscoped

But portals still have staying power - and powerful audiences...
Yahoo's audience slightly smaller than Google's, but far stickier
Business 2.0 Utility Belt

The once-hot iPod begins to confront the demand for more integrated platforms for mobile services...
In an iPod world, the future is always now
Toronto Star
Is the iPod (gasp) Doomed?
Reuters MediaFile

With an explosion of video destinations some are realizing that OEMing is a pretty good business...
Brightcove Ends Development Of Video Portal To Focus On Publishing Services
paidContent.org

Microsoft settles with the EU to get past policies behind them in a battle for online market share...
Microsoft plays nice with the EU
VNUNet via Content Agenda

Whose content is it, anyway? As governments want to pry into databases the answers aren't always easy...
Google promises to lead crusade for international privacy rules
Canadian Press
Does Facebook's privacy policy stack up?
Times Online

Subscription databases focused on enterprise integrationare seeing strong results...
Reed Elsevier's Feel-Good Friday
Forbes

Ah, for the days when a newspaper that was as dumb as TV seemed like a great idea...
USA Today: At 25, ‘McPaper’ Is All Grown Up
The New York Times*

In other major trends in content this week...
Thomson-Reuters Deal to Spark Race
WSJ Online*
Publications on Fitness and Health Head to Web
The New York Times*
Wall Street Journal to Launch Monthly Glossy Magazine
Prime Newswire via CNN Money
InfoSpace Surges on Switchboard.com Sale
WSJ Online*
Amazon Launches Web Startup Contest
Mashable
New Net taxes could arrive in November
CNET News
University-Press Leader Quit Publishers' Panel Over Anti-Open-Access Campaign
Chronicle of Higher Education
Google, DoubleClick Deal Challenged Again
Web Pro News
Office 2.0: Web 2.0's Higher Standard
Internet News

Best Practices
Google, duplicate content caused by URL parameters, and you
Google Blog
Taming the World of Unstructured Data
DM Review
Fear of Web 2.0
Read/Write Web
Making Real-World Noise about Online SItes: The Yelp Elite Squad
Bokardo
Organizing The World’s Push Content: The iGoogle Ecosystem
Search Engine Land
How to Optimize for Yahoo!
ISE DB
Is Googling for research "good enough" for your bottom line? Productivity of free and paid search tools
Really Simple Sidi
Don't Fall into the Pixel or Wiki Page Trap
Best Syndication

Cool Tools
WhoDoes: Online Collaboration for Project Managers
Mashable
Yahoo Invites Us Into Mash, Its New Social Network
TechCrunch
Not all that Wired about it: Communication technology gets the short end at NextFest
USC Annenberg OJR
Google Presently Set For Launch Next Week
Read/Write Web
Amazon Gets Widget With It
ResearchBuzz
reCAPTCHA: Using Captchas To Digitize Books
TechCrunch
Redefining the Architecture of Memory
The New York Times*

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Yahoo wins exclusive ad deal for Bebo UK, Ireland
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Mark Logic Partners With Gimmal Group to Deliver XML Content Management to Finance, Manufacturing
MarketWire
Reuters Choses Attribtor to Protect Content
Mashable
Al Jazeera and iHorizons team up to win best 'Media & Education Implementation of the year'
AME Info
Yahoo Acquires Zimbra For $350 million in Cash
TechCrunch
Endeca Selects Bazaarvoice for Social Navigation Capabilities within New Endeca Discovery Suite
PR Database
Tubes Adds Diggnation, ScobleShow, Rocketboom and Other Content to Tubes Hub
Marketwire
Yahoo enters exclusive ad deal with Bebo
BtoB Online
Yahoo Buys BuzzTracker
Houston Chronicle
CME Group Renews Exclusive License of Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures Contracts
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Weatherbonk Mashup Acquired by The Weather Channel
Programmable Web

Products, Markets & People
Nstein Technologies announces clarification of previous press releases
CNW Group
Google launches array of India-specific Internet services
IndUS Business Journal
SixApart Has A New CEO, Chairman
GigaOM
SpiralFrog(TM) Launches Free Ad-Supported Music Service
BusinessWire
LexisNexis Adds TotalPatent to Its Suite of Solutions
Information Today, Inc.
Dow Jones Beats Reuters, Bloomberg and Thomson as Top News Provider: Tri-State Traders and IT Pros
PR Newswire via CNN Money
ALM and Courtroom View Network Join to Bring Online Courtroom Video to Litigators, Law Firms and Schools
BusinessWire
Juris from LexisNexis Launches New Business Intelligence Reporting Module
BusinessWire
Intellectual Property Professionals Manage Patents More Effectively using LexisNexis TotalPatent(TM)
TradingMarkets
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