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Microsoft will be providing the contextual and search advertising to the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which includes The Wall Street Journal Online, Barrons.com, MarketWatch, and AllThingsD.com.
For Microsoft, that means the Beast of Redmond can add 20 million visitors per month to its advertising network.
The Motion Picture Association of America is the latest poster child for reasons not to trust research put out by entities with vested interests in the results of the research. The MPAA is having to send out word that their previous estimates of movie piracy on college campuses were a bit overstated—by a factor of three.
All eyes were on WPP – it was supposed to acquire the advertising agency known as Spot Runner, and that may still happen. But in a move that came as something of a surprise, Spot Runner made an acquisition of its own and formed the Spot Runner Production Network.
It seems like every week there’s another example of how the Internet has toppled business models that have been in place longer than the Internet itself.
Control is not really possible when there are so many ways to pirate or undercut sales. The newspaper, music, movie, and now images market are changing drastically (and I love to read Seth Godin’s take on the changes).
Maybe you know one, or maybe you are one, but if you’re not in either of those groups, believe me: there are people with spreadsheets full of user names and passwords, pages of the things for separate purposes and sites. Now Yahoo’s doing its part to eliminate the confusion by supporting the OpenID 2.0 standard.
I might let you call me a prophet, a little earlier than expected. I kid, I kid, and I was kidding in March 2006 when I asked readers not to call me that for another 20 years. It wasn’t too hard to predict, thanks to a Microsoft patent about it, and in 2008 comes the next stage: ESPN’s coverage of professional video gaming.
We’re betting that the users of Edgar Online, which is a financial information site, weren’t dying to receive ads from Microsoft. But advertisers are probably pleased with the arrangement, and in another aspect of the deal that should benefit consumers, users of MSN Money will receive content from Edgar.
Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications are partnering to create the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
OWN will launch in mid-2009 in 70 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. The venture will include Oprah.com. Winfrey will have editorial control over the joint venture and will be responsible for the network’s programming and branding.
It’s kind of fun to watch hardworking, deserving people stick it to The Man. The most recent sticking comes from a group of WGA writers who are forming their own company to produce TV, film, and web content.
As primetime continues its downward spiral, leaving us with the same old recycled (non)reality content and Stephen Colbert is reduced to lip-synching Prince songs for half his show, disgruntled writers are taking matters into their own hands.
Yahoo Canada has just entered a strategic alliance with another company, and the company, in typical press release-ese, calls itself "a leading local and national interactive media provider of news, entertainment and services." Yet in what has to be an example of Canadian humor, the company’s name is Canoe.
Every slow Friday turns into a day for rumors, and as it turns out, this one was also a day for discussing the Yellow Pages industry. Now something’s come about that combines the two subjects: a rumor that Google will buy Yell, a UK Yellow Pages company.
Opinions seem to be split over whether the idea is either practical or "good," and as a further problem, there’s not much evidence that the idea is being seriously considered. Still, it’s Friday, and a rumor that Microsoft will buy Logitech is making the rounds.
Dennis Publishing is by no means admitting old media’s defeat; it has called the print publication that’s most relevant to this deal, The Week, a "highly successful" magazine. But Dennis Publishing is moving further online, anyway, with its acquisition of The First Post.
In October, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer announced that he intended to acquire 20 companies per year for the next five years. As far as anyone knows, that remains the case. Yet this task may become more difficult than Ballmer expected, as Bruce Jaffe, the corporate vice president of corporate development, is quitting.
Among the many, many things in this world that are annoying, one of them is a "local" site that’s out of touch with the community. And Yahoo seemingly doesn’t want its sites to suffer from this problem, so as a result, it’s arranged to receive clips of local coverage from Belo.
CompUSA and a small number of stores will be receiving a second chance thanks to Systemax owned TigerDirect.
TigerDirect has agreed to purchase up to 16 CompUSA stores in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico from the Dallas based company that announced liquidation plans last month. The deal includes the CompUSA brand name, trademarks and Web site. The $30 million cash deal will close in stages starting this week.
Just by looking at their names, you’ll be able to guess one thing that Hispanic PR Wire, LatinClips, and Hispanic Digital Network have in common. By looking at the title of this article, you learned another, but we’ll repeat it here: all three companies have been acquired by PR Newswire.
CNet Networks responded to hedge fund JANA Partners’ aggressive proposal to takeover the company upon acquiring a majority of shares in the company. CNet called JANA’s proposal "improper" and indicated that a takeover would not add value for stockholders.
JANA Partners issued an announcement this morning and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its intent to submit proposals to amend CNet’s bylaws in order to increase the size of the board of directors from eight to thirteen. The move came after JANA acquired 21 percent, or a majority stake, in the company.
Barely one day in advance of the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show opening in Las Vegas this week, Magellan issued a press release about their next generation of GPS navigation devices, highlighting how they will come integrated with Google Maps to provide local search capabilities.
When word spread that The Weather Channel and Weather.com might sell for $5 billion, we duly reported the news. We did not, however, laugh at the number – never mind how many automobiles, houses, or whatever else $5 billion would buy – and now there’s additional data about how it may make sense.
Intel announced they are leaving the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child project. OLPC produces low-cost laptops for developing nations.
Fighting and differences between the two couldn’t be bridged. It was six months ago Intel and OLPC founder Nick Negroponte announced they would work together to produce the laptops.
Google already commands the market of Internet advertising, but now the search giant’s appetite seems to be getting bigger by the day. Google’s holding negotiations with several newspaper publishers and cooking up a deal to allow its online advertisers to purchase print space in the newspapers.
This move has been a cause for anxiety for many competing media companies such as ITV, who’s chairman Michael Grade has been lobbying to reign in the big giant.
In the official press release, forms of the word "merge" are used four times, "purchasing" comes up once, and "acquire" and "buy" are nowhere to be seen. Nonetheless, the bottom line is that Kayak.com secured a spectacular round of funding, and proceeded to take over SideStep.com.
Business makes strange bedfellows. Just in time for the FTC to approve Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick, and with it an SEO firm called Performics, the company has changed its tune a bit about how to deal with SEO companies.
For the longest time, Google advised webmasters to be wary of SEO companies, and put up this warning at the Webmaster Help Center:
Yahoo has partnered with America Movil, Latin America’s major mobile company and will provide mobile Web services to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Under the agreement Yahoo’s oneSearch will be the default mobile search service on America Movil’s wireless carrier’s portals. Yahoo will create localized versions of oneSearch for each region. In the coming months the two companies will add more Yahoo products and services to mobile devices.
Conan, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel have all announced their intention to return to late night television, and in light of this, the writers’ strike isn’t looking very healthy. Still, the dispute may not be settled in the near future, and so production company Contrafilm has partnered with KushTV, a high definition video site.
The music industry has had a lot of shakeups recently, and here’s yet another. Social media community imeem has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music group, the largest music label in the music industry. Now you can listen to Universal’s streaming music and watch videos free.
Rather than make money on the music, they show ads and split ad revenues. This isn’t a new model, of course and I wonder what the artists make from it.
The “first and only”s we hear about often aren’t worth mentioning; some piddly little company makes a piddly little announcement every other day. But thanks to a new deal with Universal Music Group, Imeem is able to use the phrase in a way that tends towards the important and large side of things.