AOL adds 85 blogs and possibility of $1 million annual revenue
|If you were still working Friday before the long weekend, you read the various reports that American Online bought Weblogs so it could start to offer specialty sites to attract small niche followings. For those of you who extended your three-day holiday to four days, here's the scoop: Weblogs is believed to generate at least $1 million a year from Google AdSense ads alone, report various media. The purchase includes Weblogs' 85 blogs--including the technology blog Engadget, car blog Autoblog, and parenting blog BloggingBaby. The Weblogs' properties attract more than 30 million monthly Web page views and 25 million monthly RSS page views per month, according to AOL. The blogs will continue to operate independently, and AOL's Advertising.com will work with Weblogs to place online ads on the sites.|
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Yahoo launches podcast search site
By Elinor Mills
Yahoo launched on Monday a podcast service that offers access to much of the streaming audio on the Web and features user reviews and other information about the programming.
Yahoo Podcasts is intended to enable people to easily search podcasts through keywords, categories or user-generated topic tags. The beta site also highlights podcasts of note, those that are particularly popular and user recommendations and ratings, said Geoff Ralston, Yahoo's chief product officer.
Users who listen to a podcast through the Yahoo site can increase the playback speed to hear the audio at up to twice the actual speed, without the voices sounding like chipmunks.
Yahoo plans to eventually offer tools that will enable people to create their own podcasts, Ralston said.
America Online and Blinkx also offer podcast search services.
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