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Media Companies - Google is NOT our Friend

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Leading media executives took a combative tone against Internet companies on Tuesday, suggesting that Big Media increasingly considers new content distributors like Google Inc. to be more foe than friend.

Danny get's quoted in Forbes Magazine

Danny Sullivan, founder and former editor of Search Engine Watch, and now a Web consultant, agrees that small-business owners don't need to hire an SEO consultant--as long as they are willing to do the work on their own. "Many people can and do learn the basics of SEO and do well with just that," he said. "But many people find it easier to find outside help, just as they might want outside help to write press releases or do other types of marketing."

Everyone is suing Google and YouTube

US television giant NBC Universal sided with Viacom in a legal campaign to force YouTube to vigilantly filter copyrighted material from its popular video-sharing website.

MySpace buys Photobucket

After a few years of Myspace calling Photobucket a 'parasite' they bit the bullet and bought them. Full Story

Google in Talks to Acquire Job Search Simply Hired

Alarm:Clock reports that Google is in talks to acquire SimplyHired which allows bloggers to create job widgets and job board

FA Premier League To Sue YouTube

Soccernet are reporting that the FA Premier League is to sue YouTube for allowing highlights of games to be shown.

Microsoft to Yahoo! - We don't want in, we really don't

Talks between Microsoft Corp. Microsoft and Yahoo! Inc over a possible combination are no longer active

Youtube exploit

Exploit to make some money out of youtube or just have some fun having everyone subscribe to your channel etc

http://www.onlinehoster.com/blog/youtube-fun/

Belgian Newspapers Return to Google

The dispute between Google and the Belgian newspapers (previous coverage here and here) has taken a new

Google to bid against Murdoch's News Corp for the Wall Street Journal

Big rumors that Google might bid against Murdoch for the Wall Street Journal.

Forbes Magazine : Condemned to Google Hell - Aaron Wall Quoted

EDIT: I missed it.. A bunch of Threadwatch Members were quoted.. ----------------

Quote: Don't anger the Google gods. He sold $3 million dollars worth of jewelry a year. Then, he says, Google turned its back on Skyfacet.com, condemning the site to Internet obscurity.

Google in brain drain as the talent leaves

Google faces a brain drain as high-flyers it has made super rich fly the nest

But, apparently, lots of other stay because of the perks.

Google listed as Possible Suitor for NBC

According to John Battelle Google is one of the people being mentioned as candidate interested in buying NBC John Battelle's Searchblog: Google -

SEO Company Zunch Files for Bankruptcy

It looks like Zunch Communications filed for bankruptcy:

In-Video Ads Coming to YouTube by Summer

Yesterday at AdTech, YouTube's head of advertising Suzie Reider announced that ads are coming to YouTube this summer and that they are experimenting with the precise length, form, and placement of tho

$1B+ Lawsuit Against Spammers

Honey Pot people filed what they claim to be the largest anti-spam lawsuit ever, check this out.

Lawsuit Against Spammers

Online Conferencing...Now With Ads!

Okay, so it isn't there just yet, but you know it's going to happen: Story on Motely Fool regarding another Google purchase

Looks like the big fish is hungry.

Newspaper Online Ad Growth Rate Looking Bleak

The WSJ has a story about slowing ad revenue growth on newspaper websites:

New York Times Co. warned Thursday that online advertising growth this year won't be as strong as the 30% it had projected. On the same day, Tribune Co. reported that the growth rate for first-quarter interactive revenue was sharply lower than a year earlier. Gannett Co. likewise said online revenue growth slowed in the first quarter from a year earlier.

has sma-uk gone ?

sma-uk website no longer live and points to a holding page

http://www.sma-uk.org/

maybe one of the sma-uk commitee members would like to explain what has happened ?

Why Selling SEO Services is Typically a Bad Business Model

John Andrews recently wrote an article about how consumer ignorance and carnival barkers lead to a market that is a self fulfilling prophecy