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Report: Actually, Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers Report: Actually, Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers

As previously reported, Google announced this week that it has reached an agreement with publishers in Belgium, ending six years of litigation. Publishers had sued Google claiming they violated copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached …

Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium
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Google has reached an agreement with news publishers in Belgium after six years of litigation. Publishers sued Google claiming they violated their copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. …

Google Launches Some Text Ad Tweaks Google Launches Some Text Ad Tweaks
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Google announced some new enhancements for text ads on the Google Display Network today. “Text ads have proven to be a great way to help advertisers extend their Google search campaigns to sites in the Google Display Network, enabling publishers …

Google Resists As German Lawmakers Talk Law That Would Require It To Pay Publishers Google Resists As German Lawmakers Talk Law That Would Require It To Pay Publishers
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You may recall talk of a proposed law in Germany that would require search engines like Google to pay to license content from publishers in order to display headlines (with links) and snippets of text. Lawmakers in Germany are reportedly …

The Latest On Google’s Battle With Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links The Latest On Google’s Battle With Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links
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A week ago, we wrote about the battles Google is facing with publishers, specifically in France and Brazil. In France, lawmakers have poposed a law which would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content just so …

Google News Gets Some Layout Adjustments Google News Gets Some Layout Adjustments

Google is rolling out some new features to Google News search, including click-to-expand news results clusters, more multimedia and some updates to the layout. “Last year we updated Google News to make it easier for you to scan for stories …

Google Makes Changes To AdSense Performance Reports Google Makes Changes To AdSense Performance Reports
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Google announced some changes to performance reports for AdSense today. The company says the changes will improve usability and make the reports more visually compelling. One change involves the graph area. It now covers a wider areas of the screen. …

Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar
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Bing announced today that it has launched a new section for the Bing sidebar to showcase journalists, writers and authors of news stories. Now, when you search for any given topic on Bing, along with the Facebook-powered social results, you’ll …

Google And Publishers Reach Settlement After 7 Years Google And Publishers Reach Settlement After 7 Years

Google announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers, ending seven years of litigation over a copyright infringement suit filed in October of 2005. Google says the settlement acknowledges the “rights and interests of …

News Corp. Publications To Unblock Search Engines News Corp. Publications To Unblock Search Engines

Back in 2009, news came out that News Corp. would block search engines from some of its content, such as that from The Times and The Sunday Times. Now, it seems News Corp. has had a change of heart. Kind …

What Does The New StumbleUpon Mean For Your Referrals? What Does The New StumbleUpon Mean For Your Referrals?
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This week, StumbleUpon launched a new iOS app with some big changes to the homepage and how users stumble through content, among other things (see our full review and interview with the company here). While the changes have only come …

Google Affiliate Network Aims To Make It Easier To Get Links Google Affiliate Network Aims To Make It Easier To Get Links

Google has launched some new features for the Google Affiliate Network, which it says will simplify the process of creating relationships and getting links. For publishers, the “Recommended” sub-tab is now the default view for the Advertisers tab, and features …

Google: Change Is Coming To Payments For AdSense Publishers Google: Change Is Coming To Payments For AdSense Publishers
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In early May, Google announced its redesigned AdSense payment page. This included a redesigned payment summary and payment settings page, more flexibility with payment settings, and tweaks to navigation of the payments interface. Google says these things were only part …

Ask Looks To Spread Its Q&A To 30,000 Publishers With nRelate Acquisition Ask Looks To Spread Its Q&A To 30,000 Publishers With nRelate Acquisition

Ask.com has acquired content recommendation company nRelate for an undisclosed sum. nRelate is a service that serves up related article content on publishers’ pages in a box, similar to the one pictured. There is also an ad component, which enables …

Amazon: DoJ Deal With Publishers “Big Win” For Kindle Owners Amazon: DoJ Deal With Publishers “Big Win” For Kindle Owners

Following the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to file a lawsuit against Apple and five other book publishers for their collusion to inflate e-book prices, one company sitting on the sidelines is looking forward to reaping the benefits: Amazon. The …

Justice Department Warns Apple And Publishers Justice Department Warns Apple And Publishers

Warnings have been given to Apple and five of the biggest United States publishers by the Justice Department. Lawsuits are pending for the alleged collusion of the companies named to raise the price of electronic books. The five publishers facing …

Google Affiliate Network Getting A List Of Improvements Google Affiliate Network Getting A List Of Improvements

Are you a member of the Google Affiliate Network? You may want to listen up then. Google announced on their Affiliate Network blog a host of changes coming to the service that should make everything faster and better organized for …

Yahoo Looks to Ease Video/Audio Embedding for Websites Yahoo Looks to Ease Video/Audio Embedding for Websites

Yahoo just announced the first beta version of its new Yahoo WebPlayer, an HTML/JavaScript video and audio player, which supports YouTube, Yahoo Video, MP3, and WMA formats. Publishers, bloggers and developers can add it to their site with a single …

Facebook Lets Site-Owners Target Content Based on Individual “Likes”
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Did you know you can publish content directly to people that click the "like" button on any piece of content on your site?

A recent post on the Facebook Developer blog discusses just that. "As part of Operation Developer Love, we are are continuing to update our documentation," said Facebook’s Ankur Pansari. "Recently, I was talking with some developers in New York, and they were surprised to learn that they could publish updates to people who have liked their Open Graph Pages."

Thoughts on Apple Subscriptions and Google OnePass from President of the Online Publishers Association

Over the past week, Apple announced its subscriptions plan for the App Store, following the model of "The Daily". Under the plan, publishers set the price and length of the subscription, users choose the length of the subscription and are charged based on how long they subscribe. Apple keeps 30% of the revenue.

Google Launches Own Subscription Service
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Google has introduced a new subscription service aimed at allowing publishers to offer their content to people on a wide range of devices.

The new service called Google One Pass allows publishers to control how and when they charge for content. Users who buy One Pass can access content on tablets, smartphones and websites using a single sign-in with an email and password.