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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...

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...

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...

Italians spend lowest amount of time online in Europe

When you think of Italy, does an image of a leisurely afternoon in a bright piazza chatting with friends and playing cards come to mind? How about table of table...

Facebook to allow marketers to use its user database?

The Telegraph in the U.K. reported this week that Facebook has new plans for generating revenue: Offering its 150 million strong user database as a market research...

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...

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...

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...

Presenting in his underwear?

            WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — Attendance is way off at the spring publishers’ conference of...

Flood of new job portals in Germany

Despite the financial crisis (or maybe thanks to it?) the German online job platform scene is as busy as ever, with a row of new portals launching just in the last...