Tribune Paper Drops AdSense for Quigo

According to an article that appeared in Editor & Publisher, Tribune Co.'s Newsday has abandoned AdSense in favor of an "in-house" contextual product powered by Quigo: As more and more newspapers are embracing Google AdSense and other third-party context-based advertising,…

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More Social Media and Maps

Thanks to SiliconBeat for pointing out Social Media + Maps site Frappr. It's fun; take a look. Also John Battelle discusses a new button from Yahoo! intended to get more content into social search content repository MyWeb.

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IYP Is Dead, Long Live YellowPages.com

LocalLaunch's CEO Justin Sanger several months ago wrote a column that was strongly critical of IYPs ("Internet Yellow Pages Are Dead") as destination sites. So it's very interesting that his most recent ClickZ column is extremely bullish on YellowPages.com. What…

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Yahoo!: Help Us Help You Plan a Trip

There are three dimensions to local: "where I am," "where I'm going" and "where can I buy it?" The new Yahoo! Trip Planner seeks to leverage a number of Yahoo!'s locally oriented applications and information, including search, maps and user-generated…

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AIM a Key for AOL

AOL wisely starts marketing AIM to younger audiences, where it has brand and usage strength. Also, another area of AOL strength, the company beefs up Singingfish and AOL broadband video search with RSS feeds.

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You Say Kaboodle, I Say . . .

Eric Auchard (Reuters) profiles a new social search engine, Kaboodle (sort of like Jeteye but simpler). It looks very interesting, but what will be its fate? One has to ask the broader question (with all the new launches recently): What…

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More Consolidation in Hispanic Market

Ran into Jonathan Blue of Cobalt Publishing at the ADP conference last week. He pointed out that his company, which publishes Spanish-language directories under the Enlace (Spanish for Link) brand, has moved into its largest market to date by acquiring…

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'Google Base': What Is It?

Google Base (now apparently down) is a content entry system for: Description of your party planning service Articles on current events from your Web site Listing of your used car for sale Database of protein structures This could be the…

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A Senior Moment

In a separate item by David Carr, titled €œWhy You Should Pay to Read This,€ the author suggests that paid content is in real danger because youth expect information to be free. They are willing to pay for the distribution…

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LiveDeal Steps Into Big Leagues

Classifieds provider LiveDeal, which was initially dismissed by some as being unable to compete with Google, Craigslist and eBay, has scored a major coup by partnering with Canadian media giant Torstar Corp. to launch LiveDeal Canada (site not currently available).…

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Independents on Track to Parity: ADP Leader

Here at the Association of Directory Publishers conference in Huntington Beach, CA, the mood seems upbeat and the independent publishers in attendance see blue skies ahead for their businesses, which offer competitive Yellow Pages directories, primarily in the United States.…

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AOL Reportedly Buys Blog Network

Noteworthy . . . from the folks at PaidContent: Weblogs Inc, the blog media company founded by Jason Calacanis, is being bought by America Online . . .The company's blogs have had an exponential trajectory, with sites like Engadget, Autoblog,…

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Google Getting Into Real Estate?

HousingMaps, Yahoo! Apartments, HomePages, Trulia and now Google may be seeking to combine real estate listings and related data with Google Earth and/or Google Local. (Thanks to John Battelle for pointing to the article on the San Jose Mercury News…

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Too Many Items, Too Little Time

There are simply too many things going on. Here are a few quick hits with some thoughtful remarks (hopefully) to come later: MapQuest to Publish (Real) Books (taking online offline; they've got the brand to do it) Yellow Pages Group…

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News Aggregation Supersite Launches

Today next-generation news aggregation site Inform unveiled itself. I spoke to CEO Neal Goldman a couple of weeks ago and got a demo of the site, which was very impressive. I don't have a great deal of time this morning…

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Google'$ Earning$

I'm stuck in the Phoenix airport waiting for a plane that is delayed. By now, you all know that Google made a lot of money this past quarter. Here's the low-down from the official release: Google reported record revenues of…

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Destination-Aggregation Smackdown: Craig vs. Craig

Craigslist (CL) has been the proverbial poster child for friendliness, openness and online cooperation. However, as John Battelle reported first yesterday, CL has apparently blocked Oodle CEO Craig Donato's classifieds aggregator from crawling and indexing CL's listings. Currently, the local…

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