• Major Newspaper Pubs Acquire Majority of Topix.net

    In another example of traditional media buying digital companies, Gannett, Knight-Ridder, and Tribune Co. yesterday announced their acquisition of a 75 percent ownership stake in local news aggregator Topix.net. The companies declined to discuss the cost or specific terms, other than to state that each will own a 25 percent stake in Topix.net. The deal closed last week. ...Read the whole story

  • Shea Stadium Scores Video Screens

    Aging Shea Stadium will get some high-tech glitz with a series of 20 high-definition, 50-inch video screens to serve game information and advertisements. The screens, to be installed by Arena Media Networks, will be in place in time for New York Mets' season opener against the Houston Astros on April 11. ...Read the whole story

  • Yahoo! To Offer Four Times More Free Mail Storage

    Amid intense competition with search engine Google, Yahoo! yesterday said it will soon enlarge the size of its users' mail storage spaces from 250 megabytes to one gigabyte. The change, expected by late April, will allow users to store four times more e-mail on their Yahoo! Mail accounts. ...Read the whole story

  • Keynote: Three Out Of Four Car Buyers Search Online

    More consumers with Web access are logging onto the Internet to research cars than staining their fingers with newspaper ink, according to a newly released Keynote report. The study, based on an analysis of 2,000 respondents considering buying a car, found that 76 percent of consumers visit a manufacturer's Web site and 65 percent of consumers visit a non-manufacturer Web site. But only 53 percent of consumers with online connections turn to newspapers. ...Read the whole story



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