Yahoo News’ Facebook integration a success

Yahoo News’ integration with Facebook — which automatically shares users’ Yahoo News activity in their Facebook feed once they’ve opted in — is a big success, according to Robert Scoble. “Their internal numbers prove people are using frictionless sharing on Facebook in HUGE numbers (and they are not seeing the angst amongst their users that […]

Why Google should buy the Associated Press

Wired poses an interesting idea: What if AP re-organized as a cooperative, not of newspapers, but of online content providers such as Google and Yahoo!? The end of the story notes that the idea is unrealistic, but it’s intriguing. The story, btw, compares AP’s current business model as selling drugs to late-stage cancer patients. Ouch.