Continuing to catchup, John Battelle introduced me to Ms Dewey, a sexy search site apparently put up by Microsoft to promote its new live search.
She’s flirtatious and funny.
I searched for Knoxville, Ms. Dewey says:
“It’s amazing how much people get paid to do stupid things.”
An apparent reference to Johnny Knoxville.
I searched for baseball, Ms. Dewey says:
“In baseball I’ve noticed the balls are getting smaller with steroids and all.”
September was a banner month for online newspaper sites, which attracted more than 58 million readers that month … This was the highest amount of unique visitors for paper sites ever, the industry group said.
Whoa, JB’s got new toys. Cool. It’ll be a good read the total system looks like.
Merrill Lynch analyst Lauren Rich Fine, whose prescience about the newspaper business is hard to argue, makes a prediction:
“Even if the rapid [online] growth continues for the next few years, we don’t see online representing over 50% of newspaper ad revenues for at least a couple of decades, suggesting that industry profit could stay flat for the foreseeable future,” wrote analyst Lauren Rich Fine.