More deal rumours…
Google has just acquired JotSpot. Look out for Google Wiki.
Steve Rubel lays out the pros and cons of allowing bloggers to blog live from conferences. I have to say I’m with him – blogged conferences are much, much more interesting, lively, interactive etc etc etc.
Rumours are flying that Digg is in talks to sell out to a search giant. The Web 2.0 feeding frenzy continues…
An internal paper which sets out Google’s goals as a business has been seen by Google Blogoscoped and the highlights drawn out.
Google is getting worried about the inappropriate use of its brand name.
The Daily Express has decided to outsource its business section the Press Association. This is part of a campaign to cut 60 jobs, reports the Guardian.
Mark Cuban posts an interesting account of what supposedly went on behind the scenes in the YouTube and Google deal.
There are signs that Google is developing its advertising model, according to John Battelle. He quotes from Read/Write Web that this possible reconfiguration of the advertising model by Google is similar to what Microsoft and IBM have already done: One interesting sub-plot here is that Google needs more “inventory” to sell the different flavors of advertising. […]
Jeff Jarvis reports that US newspapers have enjoyed a surge in traffic. Quoting the Newspaper Association he says: On average, over 56.9 million people visited newspaper sites each month in Q3 2006, up almost 24 percent since Q3 2005. . . . The group earlier this month reported unique visitors to newspaper sites rose 31 […]