All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New York Times’

NYT’s Blogrunner Shakes Up Tech News

One look at the New York Times’ expansion of Blogrunner and you know it’s going to be a hit. It’s been around a little while, but today the NYT expanded the technology section to include other news sites and bloggers.

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Old Media, Time To Find The Missing Link

There is an inherent competitiveness within the media industry, and any given entity goes about its business as though parallel organizations don’t exist – and throwing the competition a hyperlink is tantamount to endorsement. After all, if you sell shoes, you wouldn’t willingly direct customers to another shoe store, would you?

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New York Times Frees Its Content

Two years after dropping its columnists behind a subscription wall, the New York Times tore down the barrier to a valuable source of traffic: search engines.

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Yahoo Mashes Up NYT With Early Invite

Yahoo has something in the works called Yahoo Mash, but they suffered from a case of premature invitation when they told a New York Times blogger about the service.

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NYT Editor Cuts Blogger As Story Source

A piece by a New York Times writer drew material from an interview with a blogger who broke the story, but failed to credit him or his blog thanks to an editor’s removal of the reference.

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NY Times ‘My Times’ Is Your Times

The ‘My Times’ personalized start page has opened to the website’s readership as developers work on rooting out the remaining bugs in the service.

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Readers Want The Full RSS Monty

We can all agree, I think, that for things we like, full is better than partial. This goes for nudity, chocolate donuts, and cleanliness. But we’re really talking about readership here, and text feeds, and the ongoing riff between reader and publisher regarding subscriber entitlement.

Publishers, who tend to favor partial RSS feeds and work them like broadcast news teasers, want readers to click through and visit the website. If increasing page views is the goal, then this makes intuitive sense.

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Rumor: TimesSelect Pay Service Ending

The monthly charge for access to New York Times columnists may be ending soon, with flagging subscriptions for the TimesSelect service cited as a reason.

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NBC, NY Times Partner For ’08 Election

The New York Times and NBC News/ said today they would work together on coverage of the 2008 presidential election.

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Google’s Search Gurus Spill Algorithm Beans

Ok, so the New York Times doesn’t exactly get Google’s top algorithm execs to tell us how the search engine calculates search results, but they do get fresh insight as to how Google decides to update it’s technology.

The article includes interviews with Amit Singhal, Matt Cutts and Udi Manber.

Insights include details of Google’s internal system for evaluating search queries, called Debug.

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New York Times Third Best At “Sex”?

If you were, by some chance, to search for “sex” on Google, what sort of sites would you expect to see?  Perhaps we shouldn’t give explicit examples, but a lot of users were surprised when internal archive search results from the New York Times ranked just behind Wikipedia and Salon.

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NYT Loves The Cocaine?

And we have yet another example of the distance contextual advertising has to go. When a New York Times advertisement pops up above a guide to the Big Apple’s cocaine scene, there is clearly more work to be done – unless the NYT would actually endorse such a thing.

The ad is covered in a thick layer of irony, informing its target market that the Times is the "ultimate guide to global travel," advising on:

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NYT Digg Spammers?

If we’re to believe the tripe fed to us by CNET recently, we’d have to add the New York Times to the list of “spammers” and “scammers” out to game Digg. Why?

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New York Times Gets With The Times

It seems odd at first glance that just because the New York Times caught up with the news-sharing concept by adding tools to submit to Digg, Facebook, and Newsvine got a whole article written about it in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. It’s about time, you might think, but the real story is the serious lift and credibility it gives those Web 2.0 sites.

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Ready for Web 3.0?

Living in Silicon Valley has been an intoxicating and suffocating experience all wrapped up into a lavish party with gourmet food and cocktails poured through a block of chiseled ice. Everyday I live, breath, sleep everything two dot oh, and what started as a way of making the web more dynamic and interactive, is now one big pool of punch where programmers, marketers, and startup founders are the new rock stars and everyone wants to jump in to take a dip and take a sip.

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Digg Hasn’t Topped The Times Yet

Online research firm Hitwise found that the New York Times had almost 20 times the traffic of Digg for the week ending July 1st, in sharp contrast to blog posts that have Digg drawing closer to the Paper of Record online.

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NYT Discovers SEO

A story that ran in last Sunday’s New York Times shows that the world of mainstream journalism is finally waking up to the importance of SEO.

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Anil Analyses New York Times Redesign

The New York Times online has a spiffy new redesign and Anil Dash says it is influenced by blogs.

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The major redesign of the online version of the “paper of record” has the New York Times breaking out of its small-monitor design shell among other changes.

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Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers, New York Times Goes Off

The New York Times manages to make a huge story from the fact that some bloggers apparently “cut and paste” whole sentences sent to them by Wal-Mart and other companies.

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Walmart uses bloggers, NYT says

Walmart is starting to use bloggers, this New York Times article says.

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