Cablevision’s Newsday Goes Behind the Firewall

Cablevision has made good on its threat to put the online version of Newsday behind a firewall, accessible only by print subscribers or online only users willing to pay $5 per week. Classifieds will remain free. Newsday, purchased last May from Tribune Corp. for $650 million, is the nation’s 19th largest newspaper with a daily […]

HotJobs’ Launches ‘Pay-Per-Candidate;’ Broad Implications

In an action that could have broad implications for the classifieds industry, Yahoo! HotJobs has added a “Pay Per Candidate” model that guarantees that recruiters aren’t paying for untouched “ghost” listings. Pay Per Candidate only charges recruiters when candidates view a listing and act on it. The HotJobs model, similar to efforts launched by niche […]

Boston.com Launches Virtual Bulletin Board

It would be a pity if The New York Times Co.’s Boston Globe were shut down, because its Boston.com site continues to innovate with local online advertising capabilities. Today, the company’s YourTown hyperlocal sites launched Flyerboards: a virtual bulletin board on which businesses can post “flyers” to advertise their services and events. The technology behind […]