Monday, November 19, 2007

Headline Summary for 19 November 2007

Trends
Even as Google prepares to launch into a strong mobile stance...
Google Readies Wireless Bid
PC World
Google to acquire Sprint Nextel for Mobile WiMax?
Engadget
Google turns to X Factor's Fuller for push into TV
The Guardian

It is challenged to defend the value of search as it tries come up with the right mix of services for social media...
Google makes moves to protect organic relevancy
Scobelizer
Google Wiki, Where Art Thou?
eWeek
Inbox 2.0: Yahoo and Google to Turn E-Mail Into a Social Network
Bits - The New York Times
Connecting the Social Graph: Member Overlap at OpenSocial and Facebook
Compete

Amazon's new Kindle mobile platform debuts with eBooks, magazines and other downloadable content in tow and a $399 price tag...
The Future of Reading: Amazon's Kindle eBook Reader Debuts in Time for Christmas Shopping
Newsweek

Yahoo trims its portfolio as it begins to shift more earnestly towards partners and platforms that will help them to expand...
Yahoo Launches Open Source Program for Distributed Computing
ResearchBuzz
Yahoo Could Close Poorly-Performing European Properties; Third Party Search Partnerships Coming?
paidContent.org
Yahoo Adds 17 Newspapers To Online Publishing Group
WSJ Online*
NY Daily News Joins Yahoo Newspaper Consortium; Wants HotJobs Hookup
paidContent.org

As portals begin to aggregate micro-brands as well as familiar mainstream content sources...
Portals Think Small for the Latest News
WSJ Online*

Mainstream media companies begin to learn how to participate as members of a social media community...
John Markoff is Kicking Your Butt on Facebook
ValleyWag
Facebook Sponsored Pages Add Feeds: NY Times Gets it First
Mashable

In the love/hate relationship with social media audiences and marketers are still struggling to find effective ways to engage one another...
Content is Dead, Community is King?
Search Engine Watch
Facebook SocialAds - the missing feature
Deborah Schultz
New Facebook Ad Techniques Raise Privacy Concerns
PC World
It's official: I'm sick of Facebook
Connecticut Bob
IBM Predicts the End of Advertising as We Know It
IBM
Shelfari and the New Social Contract
O'Reilly Radar

They were for the war on consumers before they were against it - and now have to play catch-up to have some part of the online market...
Music boss: we were wrong to go to war with consumers
PC Pro/Macuser
NBC Direct launches: NBC's kind of lame video download service
Download Squad
DRM-Free Music Boosts Online Album Sales
PC World/ Macworld

The last major bastion of online subscription mass media is moving carefully to a more open model...
Murdoch: News Corp. Strong, WSJ.com Should be Free
CNBC
Free WSJ.com: Behind the math
Reuters MediaFile
Kevin Rose makes Wall Street Journal free for Digg users
ValleyWag

As newspapers race to balance old and new profitable models for online content...
Newspapers and ads: Missed delivery
CNET News
News aggregator one-stop-shops stay strong
IT Week
McClatchy on review for downgrade on declining advertising revenue - Moody's
Thomson Financial/ CNN

Database publishers still pour huge sums into new interfaces but will they really buy more use and productivity...?
Companionship is good:Thomson's new WebPlus web search engine
Really Simple Sidi

Time, Inc. sits pretty on a handful or elite content brands...
Ann Moore, CEO,Time Inc.: Bankers ‘Lust’ For Spinoff But Don’t See It Happening
paidContent.org

Circle the wagons, boys, there's only newspapers, television and radio left for ammo...
The Daily Show: FCC's Chairman Martin Argues for Consolidating Media Ownership
The New York Times
Media companies want more from the FCC
Reuters MediaFile
FCC Moves to Place Restrictions on Cable TV
Washington Post

Admitted that we were powerless over the Web, that our lives had become unmanageable...
In Korea, a Boot Camp Cure for Web Obsession
The New York Times*

Hey, mom and dad, why can't we get holiday presents like her kids do...?
Google Options Make Masseuse a Multimillionaire
The New York Times

In other major trends in content this week...
EMC opens Documentum up
eChannelLine
Overseas markets for information could outpace those in the Americas by 2010
BtoB Online
Why Are Founders and Execs Leaving Second Tier Social Networks?
TechCrunch
rssHugger Avoiding Technorati’s Pitfalls?
Mashable
What WebMD Can Teach Brands
AdWeek
STM publishers and Online Ad Spending
Really Simple Sidi
Yahoo, Jailed Journalists Settle Lawsuit
AP via SFGate

Best Practices
How Can Open Source Software Open Up Facebook?
SmartMobs
Microsoft Word Plug-in Will Aid Visually Impaired
eWeek
Leveraging the Power of Blogs in an Overcrowded Market
ProBlogger
Beware Dr. Google
San Francisco Chronicle
Internet users spend 47% time visiting Content
Virtual Cocoon
Banned User Abused Factiva
The Harvard Crimson
Google is Changing the Definition of a "Click" on AdSense Ads
Search Engine Roundtable
Newspaper Industry Group ABC to Change Circulation Rules
Bloomberg News
Implicit Web: a brief introduction
ZDNet Blogs
Wikipedia: University study explores content, editing
Shakopee Valley News
Survey: Users Trust Information On Social Networks Strongly
Web Pro News
The nautilus: where - and how - Open Access publishing will actually work
The Scientist

Cool Tools
VideoEgg Hatches Ad Platform for Publishers
Beet.tv
Social Networking Meets Video Microblogging On Seesmic Upcoming Platform
Robin Good
Google Android SDK is Live: Video Demo from Google
Mashable
Leveraging the Power of Blogs in an Overcrowded Market
ProBlogger
A breakthrough in database translation
PR Leap
OpenSocket Facebook app released in beta enables OpenSocial to run on Facebook
OpenSocket
Connect Google Talk With Yahoo! or Windows Live Messenger
Digital Inspiration
Jango Pumps Up the Social Radio Volume
eCommerce Times

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

AOL Acquires Israeli Social Search Start-Up Yedda
paidContent.org
Dow Jones Announces Distribution Agreement with InfoNgen
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Voxant, the New Media Network, Adds illumistream health to Growing Catalog of Fully Licensed Health
PR-USA
Edmunds.com Hops Into the Driver's Seat with Digital Element
BusinessWire via PR Inside
Springer And Portico Join Forces In Electronic Archiving For Scholars, Researchers And Students
Medical News Today
SirsiDynix Partners with Brainware, Inc.
Library Journal
Yahoo! Delivers Compelling Products and Services Designed for the Mobile Consumer in Asia
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Facebook Sponsored Pages Add Feeds: NY Times Gets it First
Mashable
A breakthrough in database translation
PR Leap
OpenSocket Facebook app released in beta enables OpenSocial to run on Facebook
OpenSocket
Zillow.com(R) and 11 Newspaper Companies Form Online Real Estate Partnership
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Mobifusion Releases Suite of Mobile Content Applications with Dialog Telekom
TMCNet
Aptara Announces $29 Million-Plus Contract Extension With Bowne & Co.
Marketwire via CNN Money
Sirius, XM shareholders approve deal
MarketWatch
IBM to buy Cognos for $5 billion
Blogging Stocks
ProQuest and Gale Reach Agreement
eContent Magazine
Forbes acquires Clipmarks, creates network of sites
BtoB Online

Products, Markets & People
Alacra Launches Alacra Content Marketplace
PR Web
Voxant, the Media Network, Extends Advertising Reach
Taxi
Bebo Launches 'Open Media' A New Vision for Social Media and Entertainment
PR Web
Google Starts Russian Version Of Video Web Site YouTube
The Moscow Times
Daily Kos Founder to Join Newsweek
Mashable
Baidu Debuts a Financial Information Service
Trading Markets.com
World's First Travel Bookmarking Site Launches
PR Urgent
Ascend Media shutters three medical titles
BtoB Online
Attributor Launches Online Content Tracking Subscription Service
Information Week
Wolters CEO not in market for major new deal
Reuters
AOL Uploads Tacoda's Morgan
Silicon Alley Insider
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