API’s ‘Newspaper Next’ Previewed

The American Press Institute’s $2.7 million Newspaper Next project is nearing completion on six innovation test beds, and getting ready to share its findings with the rest of the newspaper industry in September, according to Managing Director Steve Gray, who spoke June 29 at the Media Giraffe conference held at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Newspaper Next is … Read more

‘Final’ ILM:09 Speakers Added (Twitter, AT&Ti, Euro Directories +++)

The ILM:09 conference Dec. 9-11 in LA is now just around the corner. We’ve handpicked 60 cutting-edge speakers, and we think we are onto something that is really important. I can tell you that signups have been great, too. Recent adds to the speaker roster include Twitter’s Anamitra Banerji and AT&T Interactive’s Greg Issacs, who will be joining Facebook’s Tim Kendall … Read more

Kelsey Seattle: The Wrap (and Links)

So – our Drilling Down on Local: Marketplaces event in Seattle has finally come and gone. There were some challenges here and there. But in the end, we successfully specced out the Marketplaces vision, and the age-old idea (from Clue Train Manifesto, Circa 2000) that “Markets are Conversations.” Indeed, two weeks ago The Kelsey Group released research suggesting … Read more

TorStar Goes With LiveDeal for Local Auctions

For a short time, eBay experimented with a Local Trading unit, which specialized in autos, sofas and other things “too heavy to ship.” But in 2001, it closed down the unit, which didn’t fit into its plans for eBay Autos, greater transaction fees, etc. By doing so, eBay took the chance that it would be … Read more

Battle for Recruitment: Monster Adds Key Papers

Monster has fallen off its leadership perch, hit hard by CareerBuilder’s heavy media spend and its extremely effective bundling of print/online ads. But by most counts, it is still fairly equal with CareerBuilder. It is certainly well ahead of Yahoo Hot Jobs, which made its own splash last week by teaming with 176 newspapers. Monster has now asserted itself … Read more