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A prescription for newspapers on life support

Ed. note: With too many U.S. newspapers either on the auction block or the chopping block, blogger emeritus Buzz Wurzer has come up with a prescriptive plan for...

Duncan Dunlop joins Mobiya board

Duncan Dunlop has joined the board of directors of European mobile classifieds vendor Mobiya. Dunlop currently oversees the U.K. operations of Oodle which has...

Mags scramble to shift online

A new Advertising Age survey shows that magazines are struggling to draw revenue online, as print revenue dives. A publisher-by-publisher summary is here. Here are...

Google cans print-ad initiative

Google is killing the print-ad initiative it started with U.S. newspapers in 2006. The money’s just not there, the company said in a blog post. “In the...

Battle of the search engine stars

SearchBoth.com reminds me of the old TV series “Battle of the Network Stars.” The new site is a sort of a “battle of the search engine...

Chicago Tribune launches tabloid edition

The Chicago Tribune launched a tabloid street-sales version of itself this week — its inaugural edition a free keeper: A picture of Illinois’ first-son...

Totaljobs still up for sale

The UK/Dutch media and information group Reed Elsevier has shelved plans to sell its subsidiary Reed Business Information (RBI), publisher of, among others, the...

LinkedIn hooks up with Lotus Notes

Business-focused social network LinkedIn has hooked up with IBM to create a new plugin that integrates LinkedIn into Lotus Notes.The idea is ingenious – when...

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...

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...