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GM to cut ad spending, even interactive

General Motors will cut its 2009 advertising spending in North America in all media, including interactive media, Advertising Age reported today. GM has increased...

Google adding newspapers to scanning program

Google has already been scanning books as part of its archives program. Now it’s adding newspapers. Early participants include the Montreal...

Social media tops porn

The risqué Broadway show “Avenue Q” proclaimed in one of its catchiest tunes that “the Internet is for porn.” Apparently not any...

VM Digital buys majority stake in portal for horses

The Austrian venture capital company VM Digital Investments (Vm-digital.net) acquired a 50.1% stake in the German classifieds portal for horses Pferde.de from...

Seek to open job site in Brazil

Straight after buying a 10 percent interest in Malaysian based employment site, JobStreet, Australia’s Seek is moving even further abroad, this time into...

McClatchy laying off another 1,150

McClatchy has announced its second big job elimination of the year: The newspaper publisher is cutting 1,150 jobs, or about 10 percent of its workforce. About half...

Spotted comes to Denmark

Spotted is going multi-lingual. The online photo sharing tool from Morris DigitalWorks is getting the international treatment from Aarhus Stiftstidende, a Danish...

Two new tools for Craigslist, one already banned

LifeHacker and TechCrunch are reporting on a new mashup Web app called CLhack that pulls in Craigslist listings and lets users view them in a tabbed,...

Could your site be the hub of an ad network?

Two developments this week reinforce the idea that the advertising value of a “destination site” may grow to encompass far more than its own ad...

Sanoma buys Igglo

Finnish publishing house SanomaWSOY has agreed to buy real estate agent Igglo’s Internet portal. The company will combine Igglo’s real estate Internet...

100 million iPhone apps downloaded so far

While there are no classified advertising applications yet for Apple’s iPhone, that can’t be far away. Users have downloaded from Apple – via the...

WAN files protest against Google-Yahoo deal

The World Association of Newspapers doesn’t much like the advertising deal between Google and Yahoo. The organization has written to European and North...

Impact of Wall Street crisis on online advertising

PaidContent.org’s David Kaplan takes a look at what this week’s Wall Street crisis means for the online advertising industry. Kaplan says that the fall...

Haines joins VC firm from Monster

Charles River Ventures has a new general counsel, Lisa Bonner Haines, who joins the VC firm from the classified ad world. She previously served as associate...

ClickAPost.com – not ready for primetime

It’s a good thing they call ClickAPost.com a beta launch, because it’s certainly not ready for prime time.This free-ad site, with very limited...

When did newspaper classified ads peak?

Tim Cohn has put together some interesting stats on the state of newspaper classified advertising in a post this week on his Search Marketing Communications blog...