Amazon’s Kindle e-Reader Signs 7 Newspapers

Amazon yesterday launched a $399 electronic black-and-white e-reader called “Kindle” that can quickly download books and customized versions of newspapers, magazines and blogs over a limited-use free EVDO network. Seven newspapers are included in the first batch of content: The…

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Global Yellow Pages Leadership Forum

My feeling about this week's DDC2007 conference is that everyone was able to come away with what they wanted to hear. For instance, we heard that usage is declining, but Paul Gordon of Catalyst Paper said that demand for Yellow Pages…

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Stuart McKelvey on TMP Research Data

I spent some time on the phone this afternoon with Stuart McKelvey, CEO of TMP Directional Marketing, to ask for his key takeaways from TMP's recent local shopping research conducted via comScore's online panel of 3,000 consumers. The finding that…

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The New Power of Social Networking II

If you haven't heard, Business 2.0, one of the last remaining "new economy" magazines of the bubble era (and a magazine I've written for), is likely to close its doors, and its owner, Time inc., is currently shopping for buyers.…

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How to Kill the Competition

The New York Times (subscription req'd) ran a story that will, at the very least, hurt the morale of a competitor and more likely put it out of business. In Monday's paper, Brad Stone wrote that falling advertising is "threatening…

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