Via SlashDot: Google Shareholder Proposal on Censorship

Via /.: "I'm an (extremely) small shareholder in Google, and I looked at their proxy statement today. Most of the time, shareholders' meetings don't deal with anything other than rubber-stamping the board of directors, but Google's upcoming meeting has a interesting shareholder proposal dealing with free speech and censorship…

Via /.:

“I’m an (extremely) small shareholder in Google, and I looked at their proxy statement today. Most of the time, shareholders’ meetings don’t deal with anything other than rubber-stamping the board of directors, but Google’s upcoming meeting has a interesting shareholder proposal dealing with free speech and censorship to be voted on at the May 10 meeting.”

The proposal:

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Even More Search News: Reuters, Google

The info giant has named Gerry Campbell head of a new search unit and bought a text analysis/search company. PaidContent has more… And Google is working with four states to expose govt. data. This is a very, very important issue….

The info giant has named Gerry Campbell head of a new search unit and bought a text analysis/search company. PaidContent has more…

And Google is working with four states to expose govt. data. This is a very, very important issue.

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Yahoo Search Exec to Accel

Matt has the story here. Andrew Braccia quietly quit as Yahoo’s vice president of consumer web search earlier this month, and begins tomorrow (Monday) with Accel Partners, a well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm….

Matt has the story here.

Andrew Braccia quietly quit as Yahoo’s vice president of consumer web search earlier this month, and begins tomorrow (Monday) with Accel Partners, a well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

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Speaking of Ad Platform Competitors

The European press is speculating that FAST will launch AdMomentum today (it was announced back in Feb), a kind of OEM Adsense for publishers. I've seen a demo and it's impressive….

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The European press is speculating that FAST will launch AdMomentum today (it was announced back in Feb), a kind of OEM Adsense for publishers. I’ve seen a demo and it’s impressive.

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I Got Me An Ad Exchange Too: Yahoo Buys RightMedia

Yahoo, which late last year made an investment in the ad media exchange company Right Media, last night announced it has bought the rest, and for quite a price: $680 million. Given the Doubleclick news, this is not surprising. FM uses Right Media and we've started to see traction…

RightmediaYahoo, which late last year made an investment in the ad media exchange company Right Media, last night announced it has bought the rest, and for quite a price: $680 million. Given the Doubleclick news, this is not surprising.

FM uses Right Media and we’ve started to see traction with the service. From Terry Semel’s blog post (I know, that sounds a bit funny doesn’t it?):

We hope to revolutionize the way ads are bought and sold on the Internet and, in turn, drive more value for advertisers, publishers, and partners.

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Google Gets Another Competitor For Radio AdSense

The Times covers Targetspot: AS more people listen to the radio over the Internet, radio stations have been looking to generate new advertising revenue from the medium. A start-up company, TargetSpot, is trying to turn this nascent field into a viable business, and CBS Radio is its first customer….

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The Times covers Targetspot:

AS more people listen to the radio over the Internet, radio stations have been looking to generate new advertising revenue from the medium. A start-up company, TargetSpot, is trying to turn this nascent field into a viable business, and CBS Radio is its first customer.

TargetSpot is planning a service that will let advertisers of any size — from a local restaurant to a national chain — create commercials for their desired audience and buy ads that will be slipped into online radio programming. The service, which CBS Radio in part financed, will debut June 28.

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