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International users draining Facebook’s coffers

Jim posted a blog last week about Facebook’s growth. But all that growth comes at a price. TechCrunch crunched the numbers and it doesn&rsq This article is...

Bluffton: the experiment is over

Some truly sad news in the past week: Bluffton Today, the start-from-scratch, let's-try-a-new-model newspaper in Bluffton, S.C., is going to start charging for...

Google-Yahoo ad deal is dead

It’s official now: the Google-Yahoo ad deal is dead. The word comes from chief legal counsel David Drummond who wrote on the Google Blog: “After four...

‘Welcome to America 2.0’ at ICMA

MIAMI --- Eric Stein of Google greeted attendees at the ICMA conference today: “It is a very exciting week, and I want to...

Classifieds as a consumer product

MIAMI --- “Change” vs. “transition.” Both are necessary, but “transition is really what’s happening in the classified industry, Ciler Yildiz told the International...

‘Mobilizing’ in Canada

Canadian media companies are beginning to 'mobilize'. This month, Workopolis -- "Canada's biggest job site" -- added a mobile service, following Quebecor / Sun...

Don’t count Yahoo out yet, say marketing execs

It’s so easy to beat up on Yahoo these days, that when a group of leading marketing execs extol the company’s virtues, we can’t help but take...

Strong turnout for Kelsey conference

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --- Talk about a “wow.” Attendance at the BIA Kelsey Group “Interactive Local Media” conference in the heart of Silicon...

Facebook to buy Twitter? Not for now

Quiet talks between two of the leading social networking systems that would have had Facebook buy Twitter for $500 million have apparently broken down. Kara...

Facebook to outsource classifieds?

TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook is searching for a partner to take over its classified listings application. Apparently Facebook distributed a...

Yahoo / newspapers? “Uninspired”

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – To listen to Mike Silver and Lem Lloyd, you’d think the deal between Yahoo and the Newspaper Consortium is terrific. But to Russ Fradin,...

Hiring through networking sites

Looking for more proof about the challenges faced by traditional recruitment advertising media (i.e., newspapers / trade pubs) and the (now traditional)...

Canwest: Asper buys up, Moysey moves up

David Asper, EVP of Canwest Global Communications Corp. (and one of the late founder Izzy's three children), has demonstrated a million dollars' worth of...