"Former multimedia war correspondent and Yahoo! newsman Kevin Sites talks about how online media pick up where traditional media leaves off."
"Over the past two years, Yahoo! has quietly solidified its position as the No. 1 provider of general, financial and sports news on the Internet."
The Project for Excellence in Journalism has compared 48 news sites with social news aggregators Digg, Reddit and del.icio.us. The study also compared the items selected for Yahoo News and user-driven pages.
Yet again, an important reminder: Google News is a much smaller wire-service aggregating operation than Yahoo News. And MSN. And AOL.
Why should Google buy Yahoo? With the exception of search, Yahoo’s strengths map to Google’s weaknesses, almost precisely.
The BBC’s much-delayed on-demand broadband service is to launch on 27 July, the Corporation announced this morning. The iPlayer software, which is currently being beta-tested by 15,000 people, will be available for download from the BBC site, and will allow UK-based viewers to download a programme. Once downloadeed, they will be available to watch for up [...]
AOL is rebuilding its US news site in a blog-style format, Reuters reports. A look at the public beta
"Yahoo! has acquired US-based college and high school sports website Rivals for an undisclosed sum, to boost its sports publishing and online communities business."
Scott Karp: "The problem that newspapers and other traditional media brands have is that they still see branding as a function of controlling the distribution channel, rather than branding each unit of content that must now live and survive on its own"
"News Corporation is considering selling MySpace to Yahoo! in return for a stake in the company, according to reports."
Yahoo! Europe’s Director of News, Sport and Information Lloyd Shepherd is leaving the post at the end of this month to go freelance. Shepherd revealed his decision on his blog, Dadblog, explaining that the move was for personal reasons. “I hope to do some freelancing (including at Y!), some consultancy and am even planning to launch a [...]
The Shi Tao has won WAN's Golden Pen of Freedom award
Scott Karp: "[I]it’s not Google’s fault that the web destroyed the newspaper business, which in turn destroyed journalism’s source of subsidization."
"Two weeks ago, Google News fell behind Digg.com in share of UK visits to News and Media websites ... [but] Google News UK refered five times more traffic to News and Media websites than Yahoo! UK & Ireland News."