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Doing something about newspapers

In an editor's note to Buzz Wurzer's recent blog, A prescription for newspapers on life support, I suggested that it was time for newspapers to quit their...

Globe and Mail’s AutoHound launches

The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading national newspaper, has launched a new used-car online vertical, called AutoHound. It’s powered by Boost Motor...

What’s hot? Jobs sites

It should come as no huge surprise that the economic downturn has led to a surge in activity on jobs sites. According to comScore, uniques on job sites grew 51...

Insourcing, outsourcing big topics at SNA

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. --- Insourcing and outsourcing --- hot topics in the newspaper industry. Newspaper companies talk about saving millions of dollars through one...

The first social media vanity press?

As we’ve written about here on AIMGroup.com, Twitter is a great tool for both researching and broadcasting news of all sorts, from the mundane to the highly...

‘We should have … 10 years ago’

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. --- Best quote (so far) from the Suburban Newspapers of America conference this week: "It's one of those things where 10 years ago probably...

About Whitman: There’s a comic in every crowd

You can't make up this stuff. It's a tough crowd out there! When the NYTimes reported today that former EBay CEO Meg Whitman was seeking the Republican...

Twitter to charge for commercial accounts?

The blogosphere is all abuzz this morning over an interview in the British trade magazine Marketing with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. The quote making...

Oodle’s latest round: $5.6 million

            It may be tough to raise venture capital in today’s environment, but clearly...

Calling all classifieds makeovers!

We're attempting to round up all the recent activity around newspapers' classifieds for an upcoming article. Some papers are remaking or redesigning sections, some...

Join the conversation: UGC and revenue

In the most recent Classified Intelligence Report, we talked about some online publishers who are successfully tapping into UGC behavior. They're not trying to...

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...