Monday, October 1, 2007

Headline Summary for 1 October 2007

Trends
The robust online economy attracts mounds of private capital and creates optimism for mainline media...
Return of 1999? Dot-coms making a comeback
USA Today
Sling's CEO on being acquired by EchoStar: "We are going to rock"
Engadget
Is Sling Media acquisition good sign for IPTV?
CNET News
Time Inc’s Digital Revenues: Estimated Around $175 Million Mark Over Next Year
paidContent.org
Study Offers Surprising Numbers on Newspaper/Yahoo Deal
Editor and Publisher
Big media enters the spin zone: Big assets to be unloaded?
CNN Money

As newspapers adjust to falling print circulation they focus on delivering more value to their audiences...
The New York Times: It’s deeper than you think
Reuters Mediafile
FT.com Frees Up Content in Response to Murdoch's Announcement
Mashable
Balancing Bottom Lines and Headlines
The New York Times
Transforming the Newsroom Architecture
AJR
Journalism vets forecast changes in media conditions
XPress Online
Gannett and Web 3.0
Seeking Alpha

What's monetizable context? The horizons for advertising in valuable contexts continues to expand...
YouTube Puts AdSense in Embedded Players
Mashable
The View From Your Airplane Window Was Brought to You by ...
The New York Times

Social media's influence continues to surge but its platforms are still probing for the right formulas...
YouTube, Flickr Become Forces for Cultural Change
MediaShift
A Small Group Make Most Web 2.0 Content
CNET News
Facebook overtakes MySpace in the UK
VNUNet
Microsoft looks to Facebook if Yahoo Won't Play
New York Post
Facebook, Flush Under the Spotlight
Reuters MediaFile
Facebook To Launch Friend Grouping. Competition Can S**k.
TechCrunch
Wikinvest to Launch Monday, Betting Its Wiki Will Make Financial Sense
Wired - Epicenter

Is there really a GYM for search? Yahoo and Microsoft mine their niches well but fail to dent Google's brand...
Search Fulfillment: Yahoo! is best of breed
Compete Blog
Yahoo Search Updating Index & Algorithm
Search Engine Land
Microsoft plays catch-up on search
WebWare
Microsoft, Google square off in Washington over DoublClick
CNET News
Google: Search and Data Seizure
The Nation

Google continues to accelerate new technologies and markets to help it monetize contexts...
Google reportedly buying mobile social network Zingku
CNET News
Todays Takeover Rumor Bought to You By Google And Sirius
TechCrunch

Opinion-making on books moves away from newspapers into the long tail of online content...
AP Ends Book Reviews, LA Times Also Makes Book Changes
Publishers Weekly

Television producers widen their appeal to online audiences to compete with native digital video...
CBS creates 'EyeLab' to woo web surfers
WSJ Online*
ABC News Reorganizes, Focuses on Digital
Broadcasting and Cable

"Hey, guess what? Kids like downloading MP3s. I bet we could make some money selling them...or not..."
Amazon starts music store
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Radiohead Fans to Name Their Price for New Album
WSJ Online*

In other major trends in content this week...
Google's Eileen Naughton Says Advertising Types Will 'Converge'
Bloomberg News
EarmarkWatch.org Enables D.I.Y. Investigative Work
MediaShift
Web Apps Hit the Mainstream
Read/Write Web
AOL Quietly Cans Weblogs Inc Life Sciences Blogs
TechCrunch

Best Practices
What's More Important Page Views Or User Experience Satisfaction?
Robin Good
Develop Your Widget Strategy
Killer Startups
Turn Gmail (or any E-mail Account) Into a Social Network Hub
MicroPersuasion
Majority of U.S. Companies Have Not Conducted ROI Studies for Business Intelligence Investments
BusinessWire
Is Enterprise RSS the Next Killer App?
ServerWatch
Call It Wiki Law
Digital Trends
7 Reasons Why Second Life Should Matter For Biz Executives
GigaOM

Cool Tools
Acrobat Connect Professional Reviewed
Robin Good
Google Book Search Adds New Organization Features
Mashable
DemoFall wrap-up: Products most likely to make money, solve a problem, and creep you out
WebWare
iPhone 1.1.1 to 1.0.2 downgrade instructions released!
Engadget
Is Apple planning an e-card service? Seems so from this Patent application
ZDNet Blogs
Real Time Search Soon At Twitter
TechCrunch
Acrobat Connect Professional Reviewed
Robin Good

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Demand Media Adds $100 Million More Funding; Total Comes To $320 Million
paidContent.org
Belo and Mochila Announce Strategic Partnership
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Simon & Schuster Adopts MuseStorm for Authoring and Syndicating Highly Interactive Intelligent Widgets
PR Newswire
RavenPack to Deliver Dow Jones News Analytics with API for Customers' Proprietary Trading Systems
PR Newswire
Mark Logic and RWD Technologies Join to Deliver Content-Centric Applications to Life Sciences Industry
Marketwire
LexisNexis provides content for Halsbury’s Law Magazine
Money Control
Portfolio.com to partner with HarvardBusiness.org
BtoB Online
Edmunds.com Selects Tubes for Automotive-Related Multimedia Content Distribution Platform
Marketwire
HealthiNation Teams up with Prevention.com to Expand Health & Lifestyle On-Demand Video
PR Newswire
YGS Group acquires RMS
BtoB Online
Financial Media Group, Inc. Partners with Leading List Management Firm
PR Newswire
Idearc Media and MagicYellow Sign Distribution Agreement
BusinessWire
ContentGuard Extends License With Zinio
Marketwire
Open Text Bridges the Gap Between Editorial and User-Generated Content with RedDot Modules
PR Newswire via CNN Money

Products, Markets & People
Blackboard's Social Bookmarking Service, Scholar, Enables Global Information Sharing Across Academia
Marketwire via CNN Money
LexisNexis Launches Lexis(R) Front Office Powered by Time Matters(R) 9.0
BusinessWire
Talking Things - Wiki-Encyclopedia for Products
PRWeb
Reader's Digest Names Jeff Wellington Publisher
FOLIO: Magazine
New Exalead Semantic Search Service to Help People Find, Organize, Share and Enhance Content Online
JRJ
mSpoke's FeedHub Eliminates the Information Overload Problem Plaguing the Attention Economy
PR Newswire via EarthTimes
Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance Simplifies Retrieval of Text and Structured Data
Marketwire
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