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Proposal: Black out all online news for a week

Blogger TJ Sullivan writing at LA Observed has a radical idea to prod readers into paying for their online news fix: Black out every newspaper on the Web for a...

Google ending radio ad sales, too

            Just as it did with its print ad sales programs a few weeks ago, Google is pulling the plug on...

FTC issues its report on BT

The Federal Trade Commisssion has come out with its report on behavioral ad targeting,   PDF available here.  ..   This content is available free to...

‘Getting back in touch’ via Facebook

Lately, my wife and I have spent a lot of time getting in touch with old friends via Facebook. It started when I received a friend request from Larry. Larry and I...

25 random things that drive traffic

As if we needed more evidence of the power of viral marketing, check out this graph from the Compete blog. For those  not familiar with "25 random things about...

Guy Kawasaki thinking about newspapers

Tech guru Guy Kawaski has a brief but wide-ranging interview with Media Post's Kory Kredit, mostly about his  AllTop venture and Tweeting strategies. Kawasaki...

It’s not the newspapers, it’s their owners

An article in today’s AdAge puts the source of today’s newspaper woes not on the economy but on the newspapers’ owners. If you analyze...

Quotes of the day from Inland Press Assoc conference

Quotes of the day from the Inland Press Association Key Executives Conference in San Antonio this week: --- “Just two years ago the concern of the industry...

Innovation from Rust at Inland exec confab

SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- Great sessions and surprisingly strong turnout this week for the Inland Press Association Key Executives Conference along the delightful...

Classifieds in Denver: Why the Rocky folded …

The closing of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver provides a rare glimpse into the numbers behind the collapse of classified advertising at just one (well, two,...

Oy vey, EBay

EBay has quietly announced that it will change the confusing name of its classified site, Kijiji, to EBay Classified, bringing a better brand awareness to a site...

Social networking more popular than e-mail

"Member communities," or social network sites, are now more popular than using e-mail among the worldwide community of Internet users, according a new report from...