Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Wednesday Internet Digest

* Online ad spend 2006, excluding search: +10% (Bob Coen = Universal McCann = Interpublic)

* Technology: AOL launches Mobile Search leaves beta; Google Personalized Search leaves beta
* News search: adds video and audio
* Distr.all Blinkx for ‘Times Online Smart Search’ with Times and Sunday Times (UK)
* Sponsored: keyword prices Nov -11% yoy and +1% mom to $1.46 (Fathom Online)
* Pay-per-call: AskPoodle (= Luis Pereira) launches Jan 1, 2006

* Email: Yahoo! adds RSS folder (beta)

WEB 2.0:
* User-gen content: MSN plans beta for classifieds (‘Fremont’); launches (= Virginia-Pilot Interactive Media; video news); (technology news with user ratings) plans expansion into sports and business

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