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Beware the robots

Another example of unintended consequences from systems designed to replicate human judgment:In case you missed it — and keep in mind some of this is still...

Want a job? Keep your Facebook clean

Job candidates have for some time now been warned to keep their Facebook pages clean in case a future boss goes snooping. Now it’s official: some 22 percent...

Google launches News Archive Search

From the floor of the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco: Google is adding historical newspaper articles to its Google News Archive Search. The articles are...

Yahoo-Google deal bad for advertisers?

Yahoo’s deal with Google where the latter has the right to sell search and other text ads on Yahoo sites is riling advertisers. The Association of National...

Anyone want to run a job site?

CHICAGO — (From the floor of the OnRec Conference & Expo) Here’s an interesting opportunity to run a recruitment site, with a little twist. Art...

Notes from PANPA – Day 2

GOLD COAST, Australia — The 400 delegates from 21 countries attending the 39th annual Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association were reminded Tuesday...

Pressmart receives $6 million investment

Print-to-digital delivery service Pressmart Media Limited has nabbed a $6 Million investment from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and NEA IndoUS Ventures.Pressmart says it...

Live from PANPA-Day 1

GOLD COAST, Australia — Notes from Day One of the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association 08 conference: .. This content is available free to...

Newspaper-sized E-Reader unveiled to public

Plastic Logic, an electronic paper display technology company which last year received $100 million in venture funding, is publicly showing off its new electronic...

Live from PANPA 08

I’m happy to be a guest speaker at PANPA 08 (Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Asociation) in the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia,.. This content is...

MySpace up, Yahoo down

Yahoo’s woes continue. Reuters is reporting that Yahoo is no longer the leader for online display advertising in the U.S. – MySpace and its parent...

Crooks and thugs on the Internet?

The Internet is full of crooks and major Web sites are too busy racking up eyeballs and page counts to stop the scams.That’s the subject of a rant by...

Mobile, as in wandering the globe

Here’s another reminder of why it’s a bad idea to be too Western-centric when it comes to new media. .. This content is available free to Classified...

North American newspapers continue to sink

The Newspaper Association of America posted Q2 advertising expenditures for North American newspapers, and it ain’t pretty.Total print-ad revenues were down...

Classifieds in China?

In putting together the upcoming Classified Intelligence Report on new thinking about C-to-C classifieds, I did some quick searches on “classifieds in...

Shakeup at Tribune Interactive

Sources tell us Tribune Interactive is getting shaken up under new chief Marc Chase. In effect, control of Tribune properties’ interactive strategies is...

Trading at … a premium?

I’ll admit to being one of those people who see newspaper stocks prices getting pummeled, and wonder whether “the street” could be overreacting...

Yet another Craigslist wannabe

Here at Classified Intelligence, we have an acronym we use about once a week: “YACLW.” It stands for “yet another Craigslist wannabe.”...

Jobing? Or Jobbing? Either way …

A sidelight on the article in the East Valley Tribune about ChosenList.com: The piece refers to the difference in pricing for video employment ads...

Tough economy sharpens focus on sales training

By Joe Michaud “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.” It may be a sales cliché, but these days, it’s the ultimate reality check of online publishing....

What’s the right organization model?

Local media companies have tried a few different models over the years for selling online products. One model has dedicated reps selling all online products, with...

Kelly-Gilbert goes to MNG

Susan Kelly-Gilbert has been named director of multimedia sales-real estate for Media News Group. Previously she was VP-sales for Digital Media Communications,...