I am still catching up from last week, and have scores of interesting things in my “Blog This” folder. Here’s a sampling:
The Kelsey Group’s annual survey of the Yellow Pages industry shows one percent growth in print, 33 percent growth online.
Microsoft’s newest trademark? Relerank, as found by Thomas Hawk.
“The Miva Principle.” This is the old Findwhat, declaring in a while paper that Yahoo and Google are bad for publishers. You have to give them your email to get a PDF, I’ve done that, will report if its worth reading. From the release: “Today, Google and Yahoo! are clearly thriving, and it is our belief that their success comes at the expense of the very publishers that partner with them on online advertising initiatives,” said Craig Pisaris-Henderson, MIVA’s chairman and chief executive officer.
The new Advolution engine/ad solution launches, citing my book as inspiration. Cool!
RawSugar – “an annotated collection of tagged webpages, to service a community of shared interests” – launched last month too.
Video engine and platform Veoh is now in beta.
AOL loses Jim Riesenbach to Autobytel.