Monday, December 19, 2005
  • Google To Purchase Stake In AOL

    Reports surfaced late last week that Google would buy a 5 percent stake in AOL for $1 billion--a move that solidifies the relationship between the two companies while dashing Microsoft's hopes of bolstering its fledgling search engine with AOL's traffic. ...Read the whole story

  • Pahade Heads To Publicis

    Nick Pahade, the executive vice president and managing director of WPP Group's Beyond Interactive, is exiting the agency to help launch a new venture at Publicis Groupe shortly after the beginning of the new year. The move will involve working with Publicis Groupe Chief Innovation Officer Rishad Tobaccowala, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...Read the whole story

  • News Analysis: Google Music Heightens Tension Over Lyrics Sites

    Google's launch last week of a service dedicated to searching for music and lyrics could intensify a brewing battle between music publishers and Web sites that publish song lyrics. ...Read the whole story

  • MMA, Yahoo! Partner For Analytics

    In a move that potentially encourages blue-chip marketers to increase their online advertising, Yahoo! and Aegis Group's Marketing Management Analytics will offer marketers a tool that assesses the relationship between online ads and offline sales. ...Read the whole story

  • AtomShockwave Launches Video Aggregator

    Internet film and game company AtomShockwave today is expected to launch AddictingClips.com, a clearinghouse of links to popular video content, including comedic shorts and ads. ...Read the whole story

  • TypePad Crash Irks Bloggers

    After a series of server woes in October and November, blogging service TypePad, owned by Six Apart, experienced another major outage last week. The latest problems prompted a new round of complaints from users. ...Read the whole story

  • SearchIgnite Adds Portfolio-Based Management

    In an effort to simplify its search bid management offering, SearchIgnite today is expected to announce the expansion of its software platform to include portfolio-based optimization. ...Read the whole story