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Mercury Grove launches ‘social’ CRM

Ottawa-based Mercury Grove officially launched Dex, a Web-based "social"-based customer-relationship management tool for business. Among its more interesting...

CV’s Jauernig named to Torstar board

Daniel Jauernig, president and CEO of Chicago-based Classified Ventures LLC, has been appointed to the Torstar board of directors. Torstar includes the Star Media...

Google shutting down six services

Information Week is reporting that Google is shutting down six ancillary services in coming weeks and months, including Google Video and its fledgling mobile...

Democracy online

The New York Times announced the release of  its Congress API, which lets developers access information about Congressional representatives and their votes....

These days, it’s all about measuring ROI

Newspapers are finding it hard to sell notions such as "circulation" and "reach" in an age when advertisers demand hard numbers, want to know who, exactly, viewed...

Cox bringing papers, TV and radio under one umbrella

Cox Enterprises Inc. is bringing together its three media units -- Cox Newspapers, Cox Television and Cox Radio -- under a new umbrella: Cox Media Group Inc.,...

Chinese spin-offs put off

Two of China's Internet companies have shelved plans to spin off their subsidiaries due to the worsening financial crisis in the United States. Focus Media Holding...

It’s official: Oodle to power Facebook Marketplace

Beginning in Q1, Oodle will power Facebook's new, improved Marketplace, bringing with it a vast network of listings that includes listings from Oodle-powered...

Yahoo sells French shopping service Kelkoo

Yahoo has sold Kelkoo, the French comparison-shopping service it bought in 2004 for $576 million, to a U.K. private-equity firm for a reported $125 million. Yahoo...

Gannett buys social-media Ripple6

Gannett said today it paid an undisclosed sum to acquire Ripple6, which provides social-media technology and related analytics. Ripple6 is the platform on which...

Forbes shutting down auto site

Forbes is shutting down its automotive site and laying off its staff, according to a tidbits in blogs from Gawker, Silicon Alley Insider and confirmed...

Canwest to trim 5% of its workforce

Canwest Global Communications Corp. said it would trim about 560 jobs, or about 5 percent of its workforce, over the next few months in an effort to trim operating...