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March 2008 News from AOP and the Industry

"Sea change" towards collaboration

The past two years have seen a “sea change” from an “us and them” mentality between media owners and pure online firms, to an increasingly collaborative approach. Emily Bell, edit ...more

Google clarifies position on ACAP

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has announced his support of the Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP), an initiative providing publishers with more control over the use of their conten ...more

PSP focused attention on digital

Ofcom has scrapped its idea for a Public Service Publisher (PSP). Chief executive Ed Richards stated that the idea had served its purpose by focusing attention on the importance of ...more

Google/DoubleClick merger approved

European Commission regulators have approved the Google/DoubleClick merger, as suggested previously in an FT report. The EC made its approval without any major concerns about the i ...more

Dominic Young briefs AOP on ACAP

The Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP) aims to enable a “more sophisticated debate” with search engines, moving towards an environment where “the idea of permission is enforc ...more

Partnerships key to 'pull' marketing

With web 2.0 heralding a shift from 'push' to 'pull' marketing, publishers are uniquely placed to produce creative commercial projects. Lending editorial, cross-media or broadcast ...more

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