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Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers? Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers?
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In case you haven’t been following, Google has been battling traditional media publishers in a number of countries for years. Publishers want Google to pay to license their content so they can point to it in search results. In Brazil, …

Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right? Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right?
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The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions …

Yahoo Finds Its Way Into Print Via Us Weekly And Rolling Stone Yahoo Finds Its Way Into Print Via Us Weekly And Rolling Stone

Yahoo announced a big deal today with Wenner Media, which will see editorial teams from both companies working together to produce new editorial franchises around entertainment topics. Us Weekly and Rolling Stone will have permanent branded pages on Yahoo’s omg! …

Penguin Random House Merger Becomes Official Penguin Random House Merger Becomes Official

Media groups Bertelsmann and Pearson, which own Random House and Penguin, respectively, announced a merger of these two publishing giants. Under the terms of the deal, Bertelsmann will hold 53% of the new publishing group, with Pearson holding the remaining …

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 Continues To Battle Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links Google Continues To Battle Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links
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Google prepared a note about a proposal by French lawmakers and backed by French news publsihers, which want search engines to license all of their content. Publishers want to be paid for the privilege of linking to their content. Obviously, …

Newsweek Goes Strictly Digital After 80 Years Newsweek Goes Strictly Digital After 80 Years
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Newsweek, which has been in publication for nearly 80 years, is adopting an all-digital format. In 2010, the publication merged with online publication The Daily Beast, and now the combined company has decided the print business is no longer needed. …

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. …

Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety

The web claims a historic print publication. Penske Media Corporation, which owns publication/blog brands like BGR, Deadline, Hollywood Life, HollyBaby, ENTV, MovieLine, TVLine, and OnCars, has now acquired Variety, the entertainment news publication that has been around for over a …

Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments
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Is Google getting close to where it wants to be in terms of how it handles freshness of content in search results? This has been one major area of focus for Google for the past year or so. Last November, …

Google Launches Google Wallet For Web Content Google Launches Google Wallet For Web Content
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Update: Google has officially launched this product now. You can check it out here. It looks like Google has again let some news slip a little earlier than intended. A blog post on Google’s Commerce blog came through the RSS …

We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade
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Google announced over the weekend that it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Google News’ launch. The product was unveiled on September 22, 2002, and has gone through quite a few changes in that time. According to Google, Google News …

Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal, And It’s A Keywords Meta Tag Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal, And It’s A Keywords Meta Tag
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Google announced the news_keywords metatag for publishers in Google News to help Google better identify and understand content that is related to things that are in the news. Do you think this is a good direction for Google News? Let …

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 …

Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode For $20 Million Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode For $20 Million

Dice Holdings has acquired the online media business of Geeknet. This includes such notable tech sites as Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode. The acquisition price is $20 million, which the companies say is the same amount the properties generated in revenue …

Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger Launches In UK Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger Launches In UK

Google announced today that it has launched the Google Affiliate Ads For Blogger gadget in the UK. The offering was launched in the US earlier this year. “When people share words, thoughts and photos on their blogs, they’re sharing their …

Twitter Launches New Embeddable Timelines Twitter Launches New Embeddable Timelines

Twitter launched embeddable tweets (though we’re partial to our own SocialDitto) late last year, but now they’re taking things a step further. The company is launching a new way to embed interactive timelines of tweets on any website. “Whether it’s …

Google Adds Dynamic Views To Blogger Blogs On Mobile Google Adds Dynamic Views To Blogger Blogs On Mobile

Google announced that it is bringing the Dynamic Views feature of Blogger to the mobile version of the company’s blogging platform. This is the feature Google launched last year, which lets users view blogs in different format-styles. Here’s a refresher, …

Matt Cutts Has To Explain Paid Links To Newspaper Matt Cutts Has To Explain Paid Links To Newspaper
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Google’s Matt Cutts has a new blog post up about paid links. He says he was contacted by an unnamed newspaper who saw its Pagerank drop from a 7 to a 3, and wanted to know why. The reason, as …

Google Gives AdSense Interface An Update Google Gives AdSense Interface An Update

Google has revealed a new redesign for the AdSense interface, which it is rolling out this week. “Your account will still have the same general structure, but you’ll notice some gradual updates to introduce cleaner design elements,” says Arlene Lee …

Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site

You can now embed quotes from Quora on your site, with a new feature from the Q&A destination appropriately called Embeddable Quotes. “Sites all around the web already quote content from Quora which extends the distribution and impact writers on …