LOTD: October 19

  • The fine folks at Bloglines inform that IE7 now has a one-click subscription option for anyone landing on an RSS-enabled page that wants to use Bloglines to subscribe.
  • Remember that mention from Scoble that he would be showing a vid of his trip to Engadget’s Ryan Block’s house? Well, you can read more here and click through to see it.
  • I’m one of the naysayers, too, about the whole copyright issue, among others, that plague Google’s acquisition of YouTube (which was $1.65 billion, by the way) – but check out what Jeremy Zawodny has to say on the subject about the whole deal. While he’s right that a lot of people said exactly zero about the number of eyeballs that this means for Google, I think it’s going a little far to think that people didn’t notice this. A lot of us did, and there are quite a few people who brought up the bubble-icious time we’re now apparently back in, which he mentions by saying “It’s 1999 all over again.” That’s great and all, because wasn’t it fun. For awhile, that is.
  • Andy Lark has found LinkedIn to be pretty helpful as well.
  • More than 80% of interested carbuyers went to the Web to check out some vehicles, says Capgemini. USA Today‘s Jayne O’Donnell says “Thanks to the Internet, you no longer need nerves of steel to buy a car. and it doesn’t matter whether you’re shopping in the new or used car markets.”
  • Remember when YouTube was making deals so it could house various content online? Well, looks like not everyone else was so lucky, as Universal Music Group announced it was suing Grouper.com and Bolt.com for copyright issues.

Author: Chris Thilk

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in online strategy and content marketing. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.