Running the Numbers: Why Newspapers Are Screwed

[From Silicon Alley Insider]: It’s easy to say that the New York Times and other newspaper companies are screwed, but sometimes it helps to actually run the numbers.  Do you know why they’re screwed?  It’s actually not the cost of paper, ink, trucks, printing plants, and other physical distribution expenses.  Rather, it’s the cost of content creation. Senior New York …

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Microsoft To Buy (Swallow) Yahoo…Again? Please, God, No.

The New York Post reports that Microsoft is urgently trying to buy Yahoo again, in part because it’s sick of losing deals to Google (and, no doubt, sick of losing to Google, and Yahoo, and AOL, et al…). Would it be a smart strategic move for Microsoft and Yahoo to combine forces?  Absolutely.  Is the best way to do this …

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The Great Advertising Share Shift: Google Sucks Life Out Of Old Media

[From Silicon Alley Insider] Everyone talks about advertising dollars shifting online, but when you’re fighting all day in the trenches it’s tough to get a handle on what this really means.  Here’s what it means: US advertising revenue at 4 big online media companies–Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO), AOL (TWX), and MSN (MSFT)–grew by $1.3 billion in …

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Rumor of the Day: Microsoft for Facebook for $6 Billion

No, of course we can’t confirm it.  But it makes sense, don’t you think?  Steve Ballmer, desperate and furious, sick of sucking wind in the Internet game, sick of losing every Internet in-play company and much of the future to You Know Who, sick of feeling like a has-been also-ran, raiding the bank account and …

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