Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Headline Summary for 23 October 2007

Trends
Google's earnings soar on new ad channels as traditional channels for ads weigh how to build profits...
Google quarterly profit swells 46 percent
Reuters via ZDNet
Google Adsense Exploring Games
GigaOM
Magazine ad revenue up 5.6% through third quarter
BtoB Online

But impatient investors are tiring of traditional media earnings that disappoint as an ad recession looms...
Sulzberger 1, Elmasry 0: Morgan Stanley Sells of its New York Times Stake
Reuters MediaFile
Gannett Reports 11% Drop in 3Q Earnings
Editor & Publisher
Media General Profit Plunges 88 Percent
AP via The New York Times
Five Reasons Why a Pay Per Click Recession Looms
Micro Persuasion

Social media posts gains in authority and use...
Blogs as reliable as mainstream media - ACCC
AAP via News.com.au
Power Of Altruism Confirmed In Wikipedia Contributions
Science Daily
Current TV expands limits by having users create broadcast content
San Francisco Chronicle

New and old channels for publishing vie for the attention of friends in high places...
Plan Would Ease Limits on Media Owners
The New York Times
Democrats take aim at un-'friendly' wireless carriers
CNET News
Recipe for killing Internet in India
The Times of India
US Congress: Bloggers Are Journalists Too
Read/Write Web

Web 2.0 is enjoying the latest Silicon Valley bubble but there is more focus lately on deals than value...
Web 2.0 Summit 2007: Mary Meeker and Internet Trends
Read/Write Web
WordPress and Federated Media Being Hawked Seriously; Velocity Among Others In The Mix; WP Buys
paidContent.org
John Battelle wants to hike his rates
ValleyWag

As Web 1.0 companies reposition themselves for more a more open era in online publishing...
Yahoo Shedding Entertainment Baggage in Order to Gain Relevancy
Beta News
Yahoo! Making Strides in Search Marketing? A Result of Panama?
Read/Write Web
AOL to Trim 2,000 Jobs in a Continuing Overhaul
The New York Times
EBay's Founder Bets on 'Participatory Media'
WSJ Online*

The battle to protect copyrighted content moves towards cooperative enforcement using open tools...
CBS, Microsoft, and MySpace Unveil Copyright Guidelines
PC World
YouTube-Viacom lawsuit looms over antipiracy plans
CNET News
Led Zeppelin to sell music online
Reuters
Apple drops price of DRM-free iTunes
Webware
Can Google's Video ID System Secure YouTube?
Internet News

Facebook continues to gain momentum as a social media content platform that adults can take seriously...
FaceForce: Facebook Meets Salesforce.com
Programmable Web
Facebook to Crash the Online Advertising Party
eWeek
Has The MySpace To Facebook Switch Begun?
TechCrunch
Has Microsoft snagged a Facebook stake?
ValleyWag
Google News Now Available in Facebook
Read/Write Web

As competitors step up the pace to create competitive platforms for social media content and applications...
MySpace Founders Re-Up at News Corp.
Portfolio
News Corp. May End WSJ.com Fees; Opens MySpace Code
Bloomberg News
Napster to launch web-only music service
Download Squad

But the pace of traditional content markets migrating online challenges traditional producers...
Online TV Viewing Doubles, Replaces News as Top Web Content
Media Buyer Planner
NBC pulls YouTube channel
ValleyWag

While Google gets its mobile platform ready for launch competitors brace for a more open era...
iPhone, you'll be a computer, soon: Apple opens it up to developers
CNET News

If EPIC 2015 was science fiction to some a few years ago we should be disabused of that notion by now...
Futurists Envision the Newspaper in 2020
World Ass'n of Newspapers
News director wins newspaper of future contest
Aiken Standard

In other major trends in content this week...
Startup launches intellectual property site for scientific research
EE Times
Books clearing out to make way for Internet, computers on campus
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Candadian Copyright might follow U.S. model
National Post
More of us seek medical information online
Raleigh News & Observer
Guardian and Observer to launch online archive
The Guardian

Best Practices
The Google Way: Give Engineers Room
The New York Times
Information Design Principles For Web 2.0 Design: Simple & Social
Robin Good
Publish or patent -- or both
Business Review of W. Michigan
Sue the libraries - they're letting people get content on the cheap
The Guardian
How Many Site Hits? Depends Who’s Counting
The New York Times
TM Forum Members Unite to Deliver Content Commerce Standards
BusinessWire
RSS Ad Response Tops E-mail
Internet News

Cool Tools
Graphwise: Search the web for data
Emily Chang
Microsoft Launches Drag-And-Drop App Builder Popfly
TechCrunch
New App Merges Facebook and Second Life
Mashable
Radar Networks' Twine: Semantic Web meets information overload
WebWare
Microsoft launches social bookmarking/GTD/wiki service Listas
WebWare
Moo now offers postcards
Download Squad
ProgrammableWeb Embraces OpenSearch
Marketwire via CNN Money
Xerox Demos 'Intelligent Redaction'
eWeek
SpiralFrog DRM Issues
PC World

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

USA TODAY and Tribune Media Services to Launch New Weekly Edition of USA TODAY Abroad
PR Newswire via CNN Money
ALM Deploys Mark Logic for Enterprise Content Repository
Marketwire
AskMeNow Powers Answers for Ask Frank's Mobile Q&A Service
Marketwire via CNN Money
JargonFish(TM) Adds Publisher Partners
BusinessWire
Wolters Kluwer unit to acquire TeamMate from PricewaterhouseCoopers
AFX via Forbes
Yahoo's profit falls, but beats expectations
MarketWatch
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. Sells Daily Racing Form LLC
PR Newswire via JRJ.com
E.W. Scripps to Split in Two; Scripps Networks Interactive to be Spun Off to Shareholders
paidContent.org
Financial Firms to Benefit from Reuters and TIBCO Spotfire Partnership
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Facebook Users Can Now Create a Wetpaint Wiki to Collaborate
Marketwire

Products, Markets & People
TechTarget Launches ITKnowledgeExchange.com
BusinessWire
MedBioWorld Portal Significantly Expands Resource Content
BusinessWire
Mobile search service by Truvo
Let's Go Mobile
Dow Jones Significantly Increases Operating Income Again in Third Quarter 2007
BusinessWire
IDC Launches Green IT and Digital Marketplace Research Practices
ARN
Blackwell Boss to Quit
Oxford Mail
Yahoo marketing chief to leave
CNET News
McGraw-Hill Profit Up 18 Percent
Reuters via The New York Times
AME Info responds to Middle East business demands with launch of new dedicated Arabic content
AME Info
BBC to Cut 1, 800 Jobs as It Confronts Digital Age
Reuters via The New York Times
InfoWorld Editor Resigns Following CEO, Top Sales Exec
FOLIO: Magazine

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