"Advertisers are still weary about placing their ads next to user-generated content, say magazine execs. "A pharmaceutical company doesn't want to be near user-generated content that talks about homeopathic medicine..."
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"Reuters plans to launch its own version of MySpace, targeting fund managers, traders and analysts. [It] hopes to draw from the 70,000 subscribers of its messaging service..."
"Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp...plans to acquire reviews-based local search provider Insider Pages and operate it as a separate brand within Citysearch. Insider Pages offers some 600,000 merchant reviews on local businesses in 30 U.S.markets."
"Not surprisingly for a tech behemoth, Microsoft will move the bulk of its nearly $1 billion in U.S. advertising spending to the digital sphere. "By 2010, the majority of our media mix will shift to digital," says Microsoft marketing exec Mich Mathews."
"Verizon is launching a broadcast television service...charging $15 to $25 a month for the initial lineup. The eight 24-hour channels are CBS Mobile, Comedy Central, ESPN, Fox Mobile, MTV, NBC 2Go, NBC News 2Go and Nickelodeon."
"It seems like Drudge "can move the world economy," writes tech columnist Michael S. Malone. "When was the last time a New York Times headline did that?"
"This site contains PDF documents that can be printed and cut out to make lens hoods for a variety of 35mm and digital SLR camera lenses. Lens hoods give better quality photographs by reducing flare caused by nonimageforming light."
"Thus, hiring a blogger is a lower risk proposition because you have more information and a better idea of how they are going to perform.”
"More than 500,000 property listings from the Web sites of Century 21, Coldwell Banker and ERA will appear on the search engines Google and Trulia.com, under a new agreement with franchising network Realogy. "
"PC World recognizes Eric Schmidt, Jimmy Wales, Craig Newmark, Peter Levinsohn, Chad Hurley, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, John Battelle, Perez Hilton, Nick Denton."
"Within seven years, the 18-to-39 age group will consume some 80% of its TV on-demand via broadband, DVR, iPod or VOD, says Solutions Research. Networks must "think about a future where everything is nonlinear."
"Hearst Magazines is making a big bid for online video advertising as it relaunches its 14 magazine Web sites, with about 1,000 pieces of video."
"New York magazine is launching a restaurant and bar listing service for cellphones, making use of its thousands of critics' picks. Users can access recommendations for restaurants near them as they stand in the street..."
“It was a little scary,” Mr. Dunlap said. “We watched about 100 people answer their phones and walk straight for the store. Depending on the offer, you could start a stampede.”
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