Weekly Roundup


All web publishers will soon be able to index their content instantly on Google through PuSH (via ReadWriteWeb):

"Google is developing a system that will enable web publishers of any size to automatically submit new content to Google for indexing within seconds of that content being published. Search industry analyst Danny Sullivan told us today that this could be 'the next chapter' for Google."

Our client Countdown To Buy announced a new pilot to offer a sampling of foreclosed properties in Texas (via National Mortgage Professional):

"The initial properties for this pilot will be located in Dallas, Texas, and can be researched on the company’s Web site www.countdowntobuy.com. Open houses will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 and Sunday, March 14, 2010. Confidential offers on these properties can be submitted through the Web site starting Friday March 5, 2010 and will be accepted for 25 days—or less should an offer match or exceed the price that is scheduled to reduce one percent per day."

Ad Age says that if content is King, distribution is Crown Prince:

"Sumner Redstone famously called content 'king.' Rupert Murdoch recently upgraded that to 'Emperor.' While there is certainly some truth to that when looking at online content -- see Hulu's rapid growth as an example -- there are far more cases where great content does not seem to matter at all. At the very least, I think it is fair to say that even if content is king online, then distribution and marketing are the 'crown princes.' Good content or not, understanding and embracing digital distribution and marketing will prove critical to everyone in the entertainment industry."

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae called for another $15.3 billion in bailout money (via CNN):

"Fannie Mae (FNM, Fortune 500), which is controlled by the government, reported a fourth-quarter loss of $16.3 billion, including $1.2 billion in dividend payments to the Treasury Department. This is down from $25.2 billion a year earlier and $19.8 billion in the third quarter."

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