Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Headline Summary for 25 September 2007

It's official - you can't build Web revenues around news content that search and social media can't access...
Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site
The New York Times (no *!)
Murdoch makes case for free WSJ online
Reuters via Yahoo! News
Online Newspapers Grab Ad Spending

Making getting content and ads in user defined contexts more important than ever before...
Information-Rich, Interactive, Engaging, Portable - These Are The New Google Gadgets Ads
Robin Good
Content is Dead. Community is King Now
Search Engine Guide

As the king of context prepares new heights to crown...
Google hits all-time high amid flurry of upbeat news
Google Extends Search Lead Over Yahoo, Nielsen Says
Bloomberg News
Google phone rumors heat up
Google Launches AdSense for Mobile
Google To “Out Open” Facebook On November 5
GoogleNET Going Global
Google seeks EU approval to buy DoubleClick
Reuters via CNET News
Google Boasts Display Ads Raise Viewership Online And Off

Making it that much harder to figure out what to do with portal aggregation models...
Neutron Randy Vaporizes AOL
The New York Times
Dick Parsons, CEO, Time Warner: No Spinoff Of AOL Yet
News Corp. Plans to Save $100 Million From Dow Jones
Bloomberg News

And that much more important to get content in the contexts that audiences want...
NBC to offer a free video download service
The New York Times
Facebook backs fund to help find new apps
Mercury News
Digg turns its social networking up a few notches

With SaaS building momentum enterprise content services and technologies face growing competition...
Salesforce targets enterprise content management
Salesforce to Launch Community Platform for Clients

Media companies start to wrestle with how to give audiences more flexible use of premium content...
Macrovision: Legal DVD Copying On Deck
IBD via CNN Money
DVD burning finally approved
Content Agenda
One Anti-Piracy System to Rule Them All
The New York Times

If you can't beat them on the facts baffle them with a push to sway opinion makers and lawmakers...
Traditional Journal Publishers' Anti-Open-Access PR Plan Revealed
Wired Science

Print remains a robust medium as a fashion accessory for focused communities...
Magazines Eclipse Newspapers in Ad Revenue Share
FOLIO: Magazine

Big bets are still being placed on social media but in many instances it's the small bets that pay off best...
Yahoo adds wiki twist to Mash
MySpace to Discuss Effort to Customize Ads
The New York Times
Why Some Web 2.0 Sites Will Never Attract Big Ad Dollars
Micro Persuasion

With the Web economy a mainstay of the American economy lawmakers consider how to help it grow...
U.S. Senate considers extending internet tax ban
Download Squad
FCC: What to do with unused spectrum?

Trade music for marketing information? Sounds like a great idea - if it actually works...
First Look: SpiralFrog Offers Free Music with a Hefty Price
PC World

Turns out that Web talking heads shouldn't confuse themselves with the production talent...
Amanda Congdon and ABC Part Ways
The New York Times

In other major trends in content this week...
Gannett Planning Newspaper Size Reduction At Several Papers
Editor & Publisher
Zillow Raises $30 Million More, Up To $87 Million in Venture Capital
Man files best lawsuit ever against Google
Download Squad
Alfred A Knopf: How the great literary publisher proved to be the great rejecter
The Independent
China: Net spy damage has been 'massive'
Reuters via CNET

Best Practices
User Generated Content on Social Networking Sites Set to Go Pro and Boost Broadband Penetration
Business Intelligence: One Version of the Truth
Semantic Web: Difficulties with the Classic Approach
Read/Write Web
Study: Internet Access at Libraries Crucial, but Lagging
Library Journal
Study says DRM counters Canadian privacy laws
IT World Canada
Comparing Mobile Ads In Google & Yahoo
Search Engine Land
How to Data Mine Google Reader Feeds for Trends
Micro Persuasion
Peer Review and a Proposal for Revision
E Pluribus Media
Economist Confused About the Semantic Web?
O'Reilly Radar
Bill Gates, the man with the remotest idea to change lives
Fairfax Digital

Cool Tools
Reuters Labs Launches Search People in Video Feature
Yahoo Launches Map Mixer: Make Your Map
O'Reilly Radar
Hey Nielsen: Influence the Ratings through Social Networking
NoseRub.com - Decentralising Social Networks
Killer Startups
Patent App would trigger Zune downloads based on user’s musical preferences
Bob Dylan’s Facebook App Rocks
Google debuts ad creation tool for newspaper print ads
BtoB Online
Learn to speak a foreign language with Mango
Download Squad
Google Expands Google Gadget Ads For Advertisers Beta
Search Engine Land
NASA, Google Bring More of the Moon to Earth
PC World
iPhone Heads to Germany
TheStreet.com / Content Agenda
No more wallet needed with MobiBucks
Download Squad
Google Offers 'Collaboration in the Cloud'

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Mark Logic and Trinity Technologies Partner to Deliver XML Technology to Financial Services Industry
Cygnus Business Media Deploys iCopyright on 60 Web Sites
VMS Selects Autonomy to Support Real-Time Media

PR Newswire
Hearst Acquires 'Real Age'
FOLIO: Magazine

Products, Markets & People
Alacra Launches Research Recap
Ad Hoc News
Pearson Helps Break World Record for Largest Shared Reading Experience
PR Newswire
MSN and Variety Forge Distribution Relationship
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Multiply Selects Omniture to Enhance the Social Networking Experience
Marketwire via CNN Money
Borders(R) and Sony(R) Team Up to Promote e-books
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Tacit Software's illumio Upgrade Makes Sharing Knowledge and Monitor News, Blogs, and Wikis Easy
Thomas Technology Solutions and ThomComp, Inc. Merge to Form Content Data Solutions, Inc.
John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Wiley-Blackwell to Publish Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Trading Markets
Business Objects Launches BI OnDemand
Intelligent Enterprise
InfoUSA to compile U.K. database
BtoB Online
Referex eBooks Database Launches 3 New Collections And Over 900 Additional Titles
Google Formally Introduces AdSense For Mobile
Search Engine Land
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