PPCall Moving Faster than Expected

On the heels of the U.K. launch of PPCall by MIVA (using Ingenio's system), Netimperative reports that there are two other companies offering or about to offer PPCall in the U.K. The Kelsey Group also knows of a major U.S.…

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AP-Diller Interview Suggests Ad Network

Yesterday there was a very interesting AP (Michael Liedtke) interview with IAC's Barry Diller. From the interview: Diller ultimately wants to transform Ask.com from a second-tier search engine to a serious threat to Google. He is mulling the possibility of…

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Yahoo! Adds Metasearch to HotJobs

Not wanting to be "disintermediated" by Oodle, SimplyHired, WorkZoo, Indeed and other existing and potential classifieds aggregators, Yahoo! -- as reported on several sites -- has developed its own metasearch for jobs. As the copy on the site suggests, and…

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Keyhole Now Live on Google Maps

Tonight Google integrated Keyhole into Google Maps. Here's The Kelsey Group's corporate offices. This is a companion view; Google's high-resolution graphical mapping is still the default. Keyhole integration into Google Maps has been expected since the company was acquired late…

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'MyBloglines' Could Be the Sticky Anchor

Bloglines, acquired by Ask Jeeves roughly a fortnight before it was itself acquired by IAC, is doing some interesting stuff. It recently introduced a package tracking capability and it intends to add weather, stocks and other personalized information (via RSS…

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicking off tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada we are witnessing one more example of the convergence of technology, information and entertainment. With the exit of Comdex from the scene, CES is now the place…

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Yahoo! Adds Maps to Real Estate

The folks at Yahoo! notified me yesterday that they had added the ability to map rental listings to their real estate site. Here's an example for Oakland, CA. As we've written in the past, mapping is a highly valuable addition…

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Yahoo! WordPerfect SME Channel Strategy

Yahoo! has established a partnership with Corel, the maker of MS Office Alternative WordPerfect. Yahoo! has added several pieces of functionality to the software and Corel will help Yahoo! market services (e.g., domain registration and Web hosting) to its SME…

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YBR Sale Gets Green Light

An article yesterday on bloomberg.com reported that European antitrust regulators have given the nod to the acquisition of Yellow Brick Road by an international private equity consortium. YBR is a holding comany that includes Fonecta (Finland), Mediatel (Austria and Czech…

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Uzal Got It Right 10 Years Ago

Tom Mohr, president of Knight-Ridder Digital, added, "I sometimes don't think we have fully come to terms with the degree to which we need to undergo transformational change in order to be in a defensible position for the next five…

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Sensis Enters Online Recruitment Business

The Australian directory publisher Sensis continues its expansion into markets traditionally dominated by newspapers by entering the online recruitment advertising business. Sensis makes its move through the creation of a separate business called LinkMe, which will operate as a joint…

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Newspapers Snap Up Real Estate Vertical

Classified Ventures, a newspaper partnership that includes KRD, Gannett, The Washington Post Co., Belo Interactive and the Tribune Co., has announced the acquisition of HomeGain, a top real estate vertical. Real estate is among the fastest growing of the online…

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TV: A Thing of the Past?

Broadcast TV as we now know it is probably done. Why? Online video will make Google, AOL, Yahoo! and others that follow suit the networks of the future and DVRs are killing/will kill ad effectiveness. The latter, plus the cost…

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