Associated Press Articles

AP Has Some Ideas For Making Money Online
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The Associated Press (AP) is saying it hopes to negotiate more lucrative licensing deals with major web sites. Reporting for the AP itself, Michale Liedtke says that AP CEO Tom Curley discussed possible revenue initiatives to protect online content.

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Here are some key facts from the Liedtke’s piece: 

AP Says Scrapers Targets, Not Bloggers
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The Associated Press plans soon to sic a scraper-bot on the Web to find swiped AP content. While no one would argue with taking on scraper sites, the vagueness of AP news editor Ted Bridis might be worth considering.

Twitter Given Entry In AP Stylebook
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Twitter hit another milestone of sorts today, and thanks to this development, members of the mainstream media have more or less lost their last excuse for mangling terms related to the site.  Yes, believe it or not, the Associated Press Stylebook added Twitter. 

Associated Press Gets a Mobile Upgrade
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The AP launched an update to its AP Mobile app for the iPhone and iPod Touch today, which is now available in the Apple App Store. This is an update based on user feedback from a soft launch of version 2.0 last week.

"In the next release we will ensure that the update process is seamless, story scrolling is much more smooth, the edit button on the More screen is reinstated and that you do not lose any personally stored information," Benjamin Mosse said on the AP Mobile Blog after that launch.

The AP’s Desperate Attempt To Outlaw Search Engine Links
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The AP is launching an all out assault on any use of its content that is not licensed (purchased) for use by Internet publishers and search engines. As I have said in the past, the AP is not just focusing on the blatant violators such as spam blogs or sites that quote paragraphs without attribution or link. On the contrary, the AP is specifically going after bigger mainstream blogs, Internet publications and believe it or not search engines such as Google.

The AP’s Battle For Relevance In A Decentralized Universe
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What’s the biggest threat to a centralized organization? Decentralization, of course. Like antimatter to the AP’s matter, the populous Web built a new publishing reality Old Media would rather not face: they’ve lost control of the news.
Computers Taking Over

Bloggers Replacing the AP?
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Yes, the AP (Associated Press) is desperate. Yes, the AP has lost control of the news. And yes, bloggers are more and more going local with their focus. That leads to an obvious question, will bloggers eventually replace the AP and other news organizations?

AP YouTube Content “Misappropriated?”
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The Associated Press is both angering the web and making it laugh this week. By now, I’m sure you’re familiar with the AP’s announced plans to "protect" it’s content from "misappropriation." If not, WebProNews Publisher Rich Ord has a good piece on that here.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Fires Back at Newspapers

The Associated Press (AP) announced this week that it’s working on a system  to "protect" its content from being "misappropriated" online. WebProNews CEO Rich Ord posted a thought-provoking piece on the subject giving some background into the situation.

AP Launches News Content Protection Initiative

Protecting News Content?The Associated Press has announced its plan to launch an initiative to protect news content from "misappropriation" online.

"We can no longer stand by and watch others walk off with our work under misguided legal theories," says AP Chairman Dean Singleton.

AP Member Marketplace Growing Fast
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The AP has shown that it can, at least to some degree, keep up with the times.  Moreover, it can pick appropriate names.  The AP Member Marketplace has, you see, managed to attract over 500 newspapers.

AP Launches Local Video Feature

The Associated Press has introduced a new local video feature for affiliate news sites to upload locally produced video and monetize the content through local online advertising.

Google News Seals Deals With Major Agencies

The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, the Press Association, and the Canadian Press are expanding upon earlier deals with Google News, and as part of the latest arrangement, Google News will now host some of their stories on its own site.

AP Hires Firm To Track Online Content
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The Associated Press has tapped the Attributor Corporation to monitor and track their online content.

Microsoft, AP Forge Online Video Network
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The explosion of online video has had a significant impact upon the social networking industry, but the influence of the platform is beginning to bleed over into traditional information mediums as well.

AP Launches MSN-Powered IE-Only Video Network

Gary Price reports that the Associated Press has launched a video network, the shockingly named “AP Online Video Network”.