Month: August 2007

  • Google for news

    Lots of people chiming in on Google’s use today of full-text Associated Press stories instead of linking to AP member Web sites. People had been wondering whatever happened to the AP-Google agreement announced a year or so ago and now we know. It looks somewhat like a play to catch-up with Yahoo News, which already uses the AP […]

  • I couldn’t miss it; it was on every channel

    A July study of video distribution by start-up highlights an interesting pattern in video viewership.  The study sought to measure the effect of using multiple distribution channels instead of just YouTube and one’s own Web site. It wouldn’t take a study to figure out if you had more distribution, you’d have more viewers, right? […]

  • I wouldn’t give you Jack for that

    Naming rights for a person? That’s a new one. But Stan Oleynick, a 23-year-old Sacramento, CA., is taking bids on his Web site,, to rename himself. It’s a ploy to raise money for his start up. The winner also gets a 10 percent stake in the fledgling company, which may release its “revolutionary” product […]