Google lets users measure the power of words

Google lets users measure the power of words
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Number-crunchers can rejoice as Google Inc offers deeper access to the underlying figures for users’ Web searches, giving some insight into trends based on the relative popularity of various words.[Lees verder]

Pearl Jam and Verizon go mobile for live bootlegs
NEW YORK (Billboard) – Pearl Jam has struck a deal with Verizon Wireless’ V Cast service to sell select tracks from the authorized live bootlegs that will be available in conjunction with the band’s upcoming summer tour, which begins Wednesday (June 11) in West Palm Beach, Florida.[Lees verder]

Icahn and shareholders raise pressure on Yahoo board
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc’s board of directors came under increasing pressure over an employee severance plan on Tuesday, with shareholders suing the company demanding a swift trial and investor Carl Icahn threatening to hold the board “personally liable” for approving it.[Lees verder]

Internet companies to block child porn sites
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed to block Internet bulletin boards and websites nationwide that disseminate child pornography, New York’s attorney general announced on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

Landmark Communications hawks publishing arm – FT
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Landmark Communications, which is set to earn about $3.5 billion from the sale of The Weather Channel, is preparing to sell Dominion Enterprises, a portfolio of advertising websites and publications, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

FiLife venture opens personal finance site
NEW YORK (Reuters) – FiLife, a personal finance venture from IAC/InterActiveCorp and Dow Jones & Co, will open its site to a public test on Wednesday after a year in development and much media speculation over its future.[Lees verder]

Google says it would support U.S. privacy law
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google Inc has told a senior Republican lawmaker concerned about privacy that the Internet search and advertising company supports a federal privacy law.[Lees verder]

Disney to offer free movies online
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – Disney will stream full-length movies on its Web site for the first time, as part of its “Wonderful World of Disney” series on ABC. The films are scheduled to stream through August.[Lees verder]

Author, users conjure “Witch” film on MySpace
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – News Corp.’s MySpace is collaborating with best-selling Brazilian author Paulo Coelho to make a user-generated movie of his book “The Witch of Portobello,” which centers on a mysterious goddess figure, a Transylvania-born woman who as a girl is orphaned and adopted by a wealthy Lebanese couple.[Lees verder]

CBS gets anti-trust approval for CNET deal
NEW YORK (Reuters) – CBS Corp on Tuesday said it received U.S. anti-trust approval for its $1.8 billion acquisition of web media company CNET Networks Inc.[Lees verder]

Google lets users measure the power of words
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Number-crunchers can rejoice as Google Inc offers deeper access to the underlying figures for users’ Web searches, giving some insight into trends based on the relative popularity of various words.[Lees verder]

Pearl Jam and Verizon go mobile for live bootlegs
NEW YORK (Billboard) – Pearl Jam has struck a deal with Verizon Wireless’ V Cast service to sell select tracks from the authorized live bootlegs that will be available in conjunction with the band’s upcoming summer tour, which begins Wednesday (June 11) in West Palm Beach, Florida.[Lees verder]

Icahn and shareholders raise pressure on Yahoo board
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc’s board of directors came under increasing pressure over an employee severance plan on Tuesday, with shareholders suing the company demanding a swift trial and investor Carl Icahn threatening to hold the board “personally liable” for approving it.[Lees verder]

Internet companies to block child porn sites
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed to block Internet bulletin boards and websites nationwide that disseminate child pornography, New York’s attorney general announced on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

Landmark Communications hawks publishing arm – FT
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Landmark Communications, which is set to earn about $3.5 billion from the sale of The Weather Channel, is preparing to sell Dominion Enterprises, a portfolio of advertising websites and publications, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

FiLife venture opens personal finance site
NEW YORK (Reuters) – FiLife, a personal finance venture from IAC/InterActiveCorp and Dow Jones & Co, will open its site to a public test on Wednesday after a year in development and much media speculation over its future.[Lees verder]

Google says it would support U.S. privacy law
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google Inc has told a senior Republican lawmaker concerned about privacy that the Internet search and advertising company supports a federal privacy law.[Lees verder]

Disney to offer free movies online
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – Disney will stream full-length movies on its Web site for the first time, as part of its “Wonderful World of Disney” series on ABC. The films are scheduled to stream through August.[Lees verder]

Author, users conjure “Witch” film on MySpace
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – News Corp.’s MySpace is collaborating with best-selling Brazilian author Paulo Coelho to make a user-generated movie of his book “The Witch of Portobello,” which centers on a mysterious goddess figure, a Transylvania-born woman who as a girl is orphaned and adopted by a wealthy Lebanese couple.[Lees verder]

CBS gets anti-trust approval for CNET deal
NEW YORK (Reuters) – CBS Corp on Tuesday said it received U.S. anti-trust approval for its $1.8 billion acquisition of web media company CNET Networks Inc.[Lees verder]

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