Thursday, October 11, 2007

Headline Summary for 10 October 2007

As online contexts drive revenue the winners are the ones who can monetize more of them most efficiently...
U.S. Media Revenue Jumped 8% to $287 Billion
Advertising Age
U.S. Online Ad Spending Topped $5 Billion in Second Quarter
Bloomberg News
Google’s Share of U.S. Online Ads Hits 40 Percent
Google raises temperature of health information market
Information World Review
For Google, Advertising and Phones Go Together
The New York Times
Zipidee Startup Looks to Sell All Things Digital
Red Herring

While those who build context without effective monetization models continue to struggle...
eBay: What to do with Skype?

Blogs have become the universal tool for opinion-makers to get their messages out...
A Look at Federal Government Blogs
AP via Google
Blogs get the old-media habit

Microsoft squirms, wiggles and tosses stones but can't seem to come up with what it really needs - a hit...
Microsoft Launches HealthVault For Personal Health Info Management
Microsoft HealthVault: Who Are You Going To Trust?
Microsoft Chief Ballmer Plays Down Facebook Reports
Bloomberg News
Keep an eye on: Microsoft
Reuters Media File

Yahoo tries to mimic Steve Jobs' product outlook, but are its product plans anywhere near insanely great...?
Yahoo's Revival Meeting: In Search of "Insane Greatness"
O'Reilly Radar
Upgraded Search Experience, 'Search Assist' & Multimedia Content In Results: Yahoo
Search Engine Land
Yahoo Changes Questionable Sponsored Search Policy. Can Anyone Tell?
Yahoo Considering “Strategic Options” For Comparison Shopping Service Kelkoo in Europe
Analyst says Yahoo worth more if broken up

As Apple tries to wrestle with flashy technology that supports tame content options...
Is Apple losing some of its shine?; Recent moves to impose control risk alienating longtime loyalists
LA Times via Content Agenda
Apple DRM Patent Contemplates Media Sharing: Subscription Service Coming?
Information Week

Music publishers land a big verdict but it does little to change the verdict on how to make money online...
RIAA Jury Finds Minnesota Woman Liable for Piracy, Awards $222,000
Wired News
Car repair firm accused of infringing musical copyright because its employees listen to radios at work
BBC News

It's a bit like what's happening with Open Access - alienate your clients and they will go elsewhere...
Scientists, publishers and authors rage against PRISM
Information World Review
All for Open Access: Let’s welcome the end of for-profit academic publishing
The Harvard Crimson
Anti-Open-Access Effort by Publishing Group Loses Another University Press
Chronicle of Higher Education

Social media thrives in microcontexts - an opportunity for high-value marketing still largely unharnessed...
Media Less Trusted Than Other Consumers' Opinions
Good News, Bad News about Facebook Application Market: Long Tail Rules
O'Reilly Radar
How the Portals Will Win the Social Networking Wars
Micro Persuasion

Software metaphors don't define the online revolution that's more about people and content...
Web 3.0, the official definition.

Jason Calacanis

Sharing documents - the "Pong" of content collaboration - gets a new twist from Adobe...
Adobe plans online document sharing

In other major trends in content this week...
Centaur Media to discontinue Perfect Analysis service
Senate Bill Aims to Define Who Is a Journalist
Washington Post
Spiegel Rejects Purchase Of FT Deutschland Stake
WSJ Online*
BlackBerry Maker’s Profit Doubles
The New York Times
Facebook's legal issues escalate as N.Y. attorney general strengthens warnings
Google Cuts Ads From Orkut Service
WSJ Online*

Best Practices
Goodbye to Splogs and Feed-Driven Blogs
Blog Herald
Google and IBM build 'cloud computing' data centers online
From The Information Age To The Connected Age
The Semantic Web Will Redefine Content Management
YouTube: The Big Copyright Lie
Coding Horror
Librarians Under New Management
AP via Google News
Research Trends:Scientific trends using bibliometric analysis
Really Simple Sidi

Cool Tools
Microsoft Looks to Social Networking for Zune 2.0
PC World
Social Suggester Launches Search Widget
Service Helps Friends Share Their Online Discoveries
The New York Times
JargonFish(TM) the New In-Text Content Platform Launches
More Features For Creating Your Own Digg: coRank
Chris Harrison: Maps of Internet Connections
Chris Harrison
Upspring is LinkedIn, Facebook & Google Ads Rolled Up in One
Mashable Launches "Election Collection '08" Widget, New Mobile Election '08 Channel
Grazr is officially an OPML editor
Library Clips
Sony's PRS-505 eBook reader now on sale

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Voxant, The New Media Network, Signs on Getty Images, Adds News Feeds for the AP and Reuters
PR Newswire via JRJ
New York Times and A.D.A.M. Add Unique Site Depth To Online Health Content
BusinessWire and Revolution Health Group Announce Breakthrough Deal
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Veronis Suhler Stevenson to buy Tranzact for $185 million
BtoB Online
MSNBC Interactive News Acquires Newsvine
AP via Google News
MuseGlobal-Groxis Partnership Transforms Content Into Information
Information Today
ROO Group Enhances Content Offerings Aimed at $79 Billion Online Travel Market with GeoBeats, Inc.
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Mixx Helps USAT,, Weather Channel to Deliver Personalized News, Images and Video
PR Newswire
Duke University Press Chooses the ebrary Platform to Sell and Distribute New eBook Collection
Thomson Financial in data distribution deal with Paladyne Systems
Thomson Financial/CNN
Connotate Selected to Automate Knowledge Management Process at The Associated Press
BusinessWire via LivePR
American Anthropological Association Adds More than 20 Publications to Wiley-Blackwells Social Sciences
Presswire via Trading Markets
Aptara Partners With IOP Publishing in Production of Leading Astronomy Journals
Marketwire via Sys-Con

Products, Markets & People
Near-Time(R) Introduces User-Generated Solutions(SM)
Mediasurface Solves Newspaper Publishing Dilemma
Worlds Largest Articles Announces 600,000 Article Database Software
PR Web
blinkx Goes Global, Offers Native Language Video Search for France, Germany and Spain
PRNewswire via EarthTimes
CCH Introduces New CorpSystem(TM) Suite of Solutions for Corporate Tax Professionals
PR Newswire via EarthTimes
Wolters Kluwer Health Appoints Gordon Macomber As President & CEO Of Professional & Education Unit
ABN Newswire
Business Objects Reaches into Unstructured Data
Enterprise Systems
ALM’s Real Estate Media Launches Enhanced Web and Magazine Offerings
BusinessWeek Undergoes Redesign for '21st Century Appeal'
FOLIO: Magazine
Advertising and Media Executives Join Transpera Team
PR Newswire
BatchBlue - Contact management designed for the small business
Emily Chang
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