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Kane leads interactive in Denver

The Denver Newspaper Agency hired Alison Kane as SVP of interactive media. Kane will work on building audience and revenue on DNA's Web sites, including...

AdPay launches local ‘aggregated’ search

Something new from Denver-based AdPay: It's added a classifieds search to its marketplace platform, so that a local publisher might "aggregate" other local...

Australian online job ads fall again

The number of online job advertisements posted on Australian Web sites fell sharply in February, according to the latest Olivier Job Index. The index, which...

Marktplaats, Funda work together

As of this month, EBay-owned Marktplaats.nl exclusively allows NVM-estate agents to publish their entire portfolios on the site for free via Funda.nl -- a move...

Car mag Autohoje launches Web TV

Motorpress’ weekly car magazine Autohoje has launched a new online TV project in Portugal. According to multimedia manager Alexandre Rodrigues, Autohoje TV...

Persgroep acquires PCM Uitgevers

Dutch newspaper publisher PCM Uitgevers (Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, Trouw) has been acquired by Belgian media conglomerate de Persgroep. .. This content is...

GoAdv set to acquire LeGuide.com

GoAdv has confirmed a proposed acquisition of LeGuide.com, French publisher of online shopping guides. If accepted, the acquisition will establish GoAdv as...

Whittaker joins AIM Group as senior sales executive

Mark A. Whittaker, an award-winning interactive-media executive who led Web services at the Tribune-Review Publishing Co. in Pittsburgh, has joined the Advanced...

Chicago sheriff sues Craigslist

Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart sued Craigslist in a Chicago federal court, calling the site “the single largest source of prostitution in the nation.”...

Yahoo launches new targeted-search products

Yahoo has launched three new targeted-search products, including the ability to target display ads based on user search. It calls that particular feature "Search...

Yahoo’s news head leaves for Hearst

Neeraj Khemlani is leaving his post as GM and executive editor of Yahoo News to become a VP of media at New York-based Hearst Corp. His title includes Special...

Oodle powers AOL classifieds

AOL announced the relaunch of a new private-party classifieds section, using Oodle's classified aggregation service. Interestingly, the site says “featuring...

Portuguese media groups start contextual-ad network

By Cristina Costa Portugal Telecom S.A. and five of the leading media groups have started a new online advertising network for contextual advertising to compete...

Marktplaats moves up in advertising chain

With a sophisticated new ad-serving system, Ebay-owned Marktplaats is looking to commit top-line brands and retailers. Google Adwords has been thrown out and the...

French Viadeo buys Apna-Circle in India

Five-year-old French professional network Viadeo has moved into India with the acquisition of Apna-Circle.com. Launched by Sabeer Bhatia et Yogesh Bansa,...

Spain’s Grupo Godó, Yaencontré join forces

Catalan publishing company Grupo Godó has started a new joint venture with the online classified ads company Yaencontré-Jahetrobat, owner of the real...

Gannett taking $5.2B non-cash charge

Gannett Co. said today it would take a non-cash charge of about $5.2 billion against financial results of the fourth quarter of 2008 and the declining value of...