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Flickr to Get Contextual Nikon Banner Ads
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Nikon has struck a deal with Flickr to place Nikon branding on the site, including small logos next to photos that were taken with their cameras.


What if maps and other reference sources adopted wiki technology? Well, they’re starting to thanks to mashups.

TV News for Sale?

PodGuide.tv notices that a whole batch of video programming from NBC News is available for sale in the iTunes Music Store.

I Like Companies That Say ‘We Suck’

I like companies and products that have the guts to say “we suck” or something close to it. It’s very un PR.

Google News Takes Heat Over Blog Exclusions

Google is getting smacked for removing conservative e-zines and blogs from Google News.

Google Launches Consumer Generated Campaign

Google Blogoscoped notices that Google is developing deeper ties to Hollywood.

Y! Tube in the Works

Microsoft’s Niall Kennedy dug through the Yahoo analyst day deck and found out that a new Finance site, a revamped My Web 2.0 and last but not least a YouTube clone are on their way.

Inquisitor Instant Metasearch Rocks

Inquisitor has launched a rockin’ Web-based metasearch engine that scours A9, Amazon, digg, Google, Technorati and Yahoo.

Technorati Adds Blog Baseball Cards

Technorati has created nice little blog baseball cards that show you a bloggers ranking (no matter what number they are), top tags, citations, posts, Alexa charts and more.


I participated in a fireside chat with Stuart MacDonald at Mesh today. We covered a range of topics about blogs, social media, marketing and PR.

Om on Media at Mesh

Mark Evans from the National Post is grilling Om Malik on the future of media at Mesh Conference here in Toronto.

The Daily Me

The Wall Street Journal spotlights a whole new generation of news sites powered by RSS that track reading habits and use that data to make story suggestions based on what others like you have read.

Nooz for and by the MySpace Crowd

At first glance Nooz looks like another community edited news site. Au contraire.

LAPD Blogs

The Los Angeles Police Department has started a blog, joining the LA Fire Department which has had one for quite awhile.

Teens May Not Go Trading Spaces

TechCrunch has more information on AIM Pages, AOL’s effort to court the MySpace crowd.

Plagiarism and Full Text Feeds

Unsurprisingly, The Boston Globe says that online plagiarism is rampant in the blog world.

BBC Opens an API

The BBC has launched an experimental API for software developers. An API is basically a data stream.

A Case Study in The Transient Web?

Remember when I wrote about the transient nature of the Web? It might be happening to YouTube.

RentAThing, Portable Reputation Management

Dave Chiu and Didier Hilhorst are proposing the rollout of a special personal reputation management system called RentAThing that would follow you wherever you go both online and off.

Suing Bloggers is an Invitation for Bad PR

Late last week Warren Kremer Paino Advertising sued Maine blogger Lance Dutson for copyright infringement, defamation and trade libel and injurious falsehood.

Marketers Experimenting with Emerging Channels

According to a new report from Forrester Research most marketers are relying less on new forms of interactive media than they are the tried and true.