More On Yahoo Post Semel

PaidContent covers a call with Yang and Decker and the official release. In short, the big reorg is being undone, Decker is the President, there will be no new audience head, and more……

PaidContent covers a call with Yang and Decker and the official release. In short, the big reorg is being undone, Decker is the President, there will be no new audience head, and more…

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Goose, Gander

Journal: Google isn't the only one facing anti trust scrutiny. (via SEL) The Federal Trade Commission is investigating two more mergers in the fast-growing online-advertising industry. The FTC is conducting antitrust reviews of Microsoft Corp.'s $6 billion bid for aQuantive Inc. and Yahoo Inc.'s $680 million deal for the…

Journal: Google isn’t the only one facing anti trust scrutiny. (via SEL)

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating two more mergers in the fast-growing online-advertising industry.

The FTC is conducting antitrust reviews of Microsoft Corp.’s $6 billion bid for aQuantive Inc. and Yahoo Inc.’s $680 million deal for the 80% of closely held ad-exchange operator Right Media Inc. it didn’t already own, lawyers close to these deals said. The FTC already is investigating Google Inc.’s $3.1 billion bid for DoubleClick Inc.

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Ars on Google Video

Ars points out where Google Video, eclipsed in our consciousness by YouTube, is heading. Following Google's acquisition of YouTube in 2006, many questions emerged about the future of Google's own video service. These questions were largely answered early this year, when Google expanded its video service to include YouTube…

Ars points out where Google Video, eclipsed in our consciousness by YouTube, is heading.

Following Google’s acquisition of YouTube in 2006, many questions emerged about the future of Google’s own video service. These questions were largely answered early this year, when Google expanded its video service to include YouTube search support and revealed plans to expand video search functionality to support a broad assortment of other sites as well. These plans are now coming to fruition as the scope of the Google Video search index broadens to cover content hosted outside of the company’s web empire.

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This and That

Meredith, a publisher, buys Healia, a health search engine. Quintura, visual search engine, gets funded (VentureBeat). Reuters UK does a major piece on Google and privacy. Clusty goes mobile….

Meredith, a publisher, buys Healia, a health search engine.

Quintura, visual search engine, gets funded (VentureBeat).

Reuters UK does a major piece on Google and privacy.

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Semel Out, Breaking…

Journal: Yahoo Inc. said Terry Semel will step aside as its chief executive and be replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang, as the Internet icon attempts to regain investor confidence. [Terry Semel] Mr. Semel, a former Hollywood executive who joined Yahoo in 2001, will remain chairman in a non-executive role….

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Yahoo Inc. said Terry Semel will step aside as its chief executive and be replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang, as the Internet icon attempts to regain investor confidence.

[Terry Semel]

Mr. Semel, a former Hollywood executive who joined Yahoo in 2001, will remain chairman in a non-executive role. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company also expanded the duties of Susan Decker, who was recently named the head of the company’s advertising business, and named her its new president.

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News from the Future: Fiction

As I said earlier, Tennessee got me thinking a lot last week, in particular about music as the canary in the coal mine of the entire Internet economy. I started imagining a major event in the business, and I wrote the below (entirely fiction) just to see how it…

As I said earlier, Tennessee got me thinking a lot last week, in particular about music as the canary in the coal mine of the entire Internet economy. I started imagining a major event in the business, and I wrote the below (entirely fiction) just to see how it felt. In fact, I wrote 2600 words of fiction last week. I’m finding it a really interesting way to work out some of the knottier issues in this industry. I might start doing more of it.

Here’s a piece of it:

October 17, 2007 (San Francisco/Dow Jones) In a surprise move today that has the entertainment industry buzzing, Sony Chairman Howard Stringer announced that his company was encouraging its entire stable of musical acts to release their music freely on the Internet, effectively immediately. The company said it would release the masters, or original recordings of the artists’ work, back to the creator, and ask only that the artists work in good faith to find the best method for freely sharing the newly unencumbered work.

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Back To Search

Bonnaroo and Memphis have my head spinning, stories bumping around asking to be let out. But for now, back to search. First up: the WebGuild is offering $200 off their conference later this month, which I cannot attend but sounds great. More info here……

Bonnaroo and Memphis have my head spinning, stories bumping around asking to be let out. But for now, back to search. First up: the WebGuild is offering $200 off their conference later this month, which I cannot attend but sounds great. More info here

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Memphis

I got a chance to spend 24 or so hours in Memphis before Bonnaroo. I'd never been. But I was lucky enough to have guides. My buddy Martin texts me a number as I'm leaving Orlando, Memphis bound. "Call Dallas" was the word, Dallas being the man who would…

I got a chance to spend 24 or so hours in Memphis before Bonnaroo. I’d never been. But I was lucky enough to have guides.

My buddy Martin texts me a number as I’m leaving Orlando, Memphis bound. “Call Dallas” was the word, Dallas being the man who would be at the airport ready to take me to my destination, the vibrantly decomposed studio of Jim Dickinson and his boys Cody and Luther, who form two thirds of the North Mississippi All Stars. They were recording together, on the family farm 35 minutes or so outside Memphis in the North Mississippi woods. Dallas was going to take me there.

I rang Dallas while still on the tarmac. It’s been quite some time since I’ve had walking around time. You know, the kind of time where you land somewhere foreign, you know one guy maybe, or bump into someone, and that person takes you to another world. It’d been years since I’d been to Tennessee. The place lived in my mind as legend, mostly through music. And I’d never been to Memphis.

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Reader Jack Lail Says…

Reader Jack Lail, who my damn Typekey issues prevented from commenting, sent me this: My paper, The Knoxville News Sentinel, has a producer blogging and Twittering at Bonnaroo. Check Lauren Spuhler's coverage out. And check out the Twitter page She's got some great stuff up already! Cool, thanks Jack!…

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Reader Jack Lail, who my damn Typekey issues prevented from commenting, sent me this:



My paper, The Knoxville News Sentinel, has a
producer blogging and Twittering at Bonnaroo. Check Lauren Spuhler’s coverage out.

And check out the

Twitter page

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