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AskCity and Entertainment Publishing
AskCity is the best platform for any kind of local search within no time. And now it will also bring a smile on your face as it will even save your hard-earned money.

To know how, one has to enter IAC sister company Entertainment Publications, Inc, which is known as a company that puts out the annual Entertainment coupon books.

Study: Google Would Raise DoubleClick Prices

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) released an antitrust analysis of the proposed Google and DoubleClick, and suggested the deal would harm DoubleClick’s display ad clients.

Selling Information Will Become a High Touch Industry

Newspapers Going Free

The NYT just went free and likely the WSJ will follow. Once something goes free it is hard to start charging for it again – just ask Prince.

Publishers Will Become Interactive Media Artists

Books Are Losing Relevancy

Google and Amazon are both pushing to sell ebooks directly aggressively. An article in the NYT mentions a new device Amazon will offer for reading ebooks, but I don’t think the problem with books and ebooks is that they need a better reader.

Google now allows you to embed book pasages directly in web pages.

FM Publishing Gets $4.5 Million

Federated Media Publishing’s homepage declares that it is “built on conversational media,” and I won’t argue the point.  I’m sure that some prior rounds of funding helped, however, and a new one – FM just received $4.5 million – will probably also be of assistance.

SES: The Context Of Money

Contextual advertising can be a nice little revenue stream for the site publisher who puts in the work, and we have some advice from the SES San Jose session presenters on the topic.

Truveo Finds Its Video Destination
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Until today, AOL’s December 2005 acquisition of video search startup Truveo has been a white-label technology behind the video capabilities of many of the Web’s biggest sites. With its relaunch as a destination portal, Truveo became the top contender for best video search site in the world.

When is Publishing a Commodity?

As Google’s ad network gets more efficient and Google controls more bits, almost everything in any commercial market is going to sell something, subsidize another commercial interest, or have ads on it. To appreciate how much this trend will grow, just read the comments on my post about using custom search engines.

Google Could Be Major Publisher
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Google could at any time try its hand in the publishing industry according to a report by Outsell developed with GGReport titled "Google as a Publisher: Is Google Poised for a New Push into the Information Industry?"

MSM vs. Online Publishing
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It annoys me to no end that people in popular MSM publications who know almost nothing about the internet feel they are qualified to comment on some aspect of it.

For example, I recently happened upon an article in the Sunday times by columnist David Bullard.

Here’s a sample of what can be found:

Bloggers Publishing Sensitive Company Info

E-consultancy has details of a new study by human resources firm Croner, suggesting that up to a third of bloggers risk getting fired due to posting damaging material about their employer.

Web 2.0 Expo: Built to Last

Yesterday at Web 2.0 Expo one of the main keynote sessions was the “Built to Last” Panel which consisted of John Battelle asking various questions to a few entrepreneurs who have built companies that have sold or were worth selling. The participants in the session:

Video Publishing with Adobe Premiere Pro
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Internap Network Services Corporation has announced that its VitalStream Services platform has been integrated into Adobe Premiere Pro software, which allows for publishing of Flash Video content to the Web.

Adobe Premiere Pro, a tool for professional video editing, edits content in almost any format and outputs that content to tape, DVD and the Web. Both companies offer their customers the option of improving their online presence with Flash Video Streaming. Business owners, Web designers and developers can post content online with one click.

Google News Publishing Guide

If you

Why’s My Free eBook For Sale On Amazon?
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Well-known marketing author, Seth Godin, doesn’t want you to buy his new book for sale on Amazon. First off, it’s not new. Godin published it in 2005. Second, he published it as an e-book and offered it for free download on his website.

So where did this $9.99 copy of Everyone’s an Expert (About Something) come from? It appears to be a company called BN Publishing, which has an eBay store as well. Godin’s book available in print form, distributed and promoted by Amazon, was news to him too.

Kiss Your CSS Goodbye With Outlook 2007
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HTML emails and CSS formatting will take a huge hit when Outlook 2007 starts taking up positions on millions of desktops, and email newsletter publishers will have to take some extra steps to ensure their creations render correctly. But even that isn’t a guarantee against problems with that new email program.

Yahoo Plunks Down Cash For MyBlogLog

The siteless social network has a new home in Sunnyvale, as Yahoo acquired MyBlogLog for a reported figure of around $10 million.

An AdSense Alternative for Bloggers

BlogKits.com has launched with a service that appears to be similar to John Battelle’s FM Publishing, except it focuses on the smaller blog site.

Visual Studio 2005 – Publishing Web Site

What’s the purpose of site precompilation? As it turns out, improved performance is often brought as an evidence of the benefits of precompilation.

Google Brings Yahoo and Microsoft into Publishing Fight

Google’s decided, “if we’re going to be sued for our book-scanning project, then so should our friends.”

Bargain Hunters Lose Papers, Find Craigslist

People are more and more putting down the red markers, forsaking ink-stained fingers in favor of carpel tunnel and blue-light specials at online classified websites. comScore reports the industry has grown by 47 percent over the past year – not so much from the folks in the Ozarks, though.

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