Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the deals Microsoft made recently with Twitter and Facebook to incorporate tweets and status updates into its Bing search engine. Google quickly announced a deal with Twitter too, but why should we care? Also, Bloomberg bought out BusinessWeek magazine, but the jewel might well be BusinessWeek.com. And I ask Just One Question to Chris O’Brien of the San Jose Mercury News to get his take on the Twitter deals with Microsoft and Google.
Check it out:
Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.
Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:
RT @google – Tweets and updates and search, oh my! at Google Blog
Google and Microsoft Crank Up Rivalry at the Wall Street Journal
Google Follows Microsoft With Twitter Search Deal Of Its Own at PaidContent
Bloomberg LP Puts Another Tool in the Belt. Now Gunning for WSJ? at NYT Media Decoder
Bloomberg Got a Bargain at The Big Money
Bloomberg to Buy BusinessWeek After McGraw-Hill Tires of Losses at the Wall Street Journal
Added Bonus: Here’s the entire interview with Chris O’Brien:
Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results. The question was: “What do you think about the FTC’s rules for blogger disclosure?”
Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think about real-time search.
Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.