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Archives for December, 2009

Amazon Inks Exclusive Deal with Business Author Covey

by Allen Weiner  |  December 15, 2009  |  2 Comments

I am intrigued by Amazon’s latest news in which it announced that electronic versions of Stephen Covey’s bestselling books, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and “Principle-Centered Leadership,” will be available exclusively in the Amazon Kindle Store for $7.99. In addition, Amazon said “Kindle customers can expect to see more books by Covey available […]


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HotJobs’ Sale Could End Yahoo’s Newspaper Consortium

by Allen Weiner  |  December 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

According to this report from Reuters, Yahoo is open to selling HotJobs fir the right price. If this report is true, then I suspect Yahoo’s newspaper consortium will lose much of its momentum if not outright come to an end; there are more than 600 newspapers in the consortium and HotJobs is one of the […]

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Google Hopes to Add Life to Newspaper Content

by Allen Weiner  |  December 8, 2009  |  Comments Off

While Google and the publishing world at large debates their long-term relationship, the search giant has launched another tool to aid publishers—Living Stories. Living Stories is an interactive platform that allows news organizations to format a variety of branded content elements into an interesting, up-to-the-minute web page that showcases an individual news brand. Fresh out […]

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The Nook: Better Than Kindle, But Not Perfect

by Allen Weiner  |  December 7, 2009  |  3 Comments

After a brief delay, about half of those who pre-ordered the Barnes & Noble Nook will soon be receiving their e-readers. With that in mind, the combatants are now out of their corners and are ready to do battle in the e-reader ring. In this corner is Amazon’s Kindle: a neat device that has a […]


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Google Offers News Publishers Tool to Go Dark…For Now

by Allen Weiner  |  December 2, 2009  |  1 Comment

Google has announced a new web crawler especially for Google News which easily allows news publishers to block their content from Google’s News index, general index or both. Know as Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP), Google is going a step further than the typical block or no block by allowing publishers to block or allow individual […]

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