Having folded the website of the international Herald Tribune into that of the New York Times, IHT story links now redirect to a generic landing page – denying the Times extra Google juice and frustrating users.
In an attempt to ‘redefine’ the ‘often testy’ relationship between online publishers and search engines, Microsoft plans to work with European media owners to protect and profit from copyrighted material online, IHT reports.
The French government has presented plans to use about a fifth of the country’s prime television broadcasting spectrum for mobile Internet and television services by the end of 2009.
Members of the South Korean police, media and parliament have blamed the internet for the death of actor Choi Jin Sil, who was the subject of rumours published online.
Forbes.com originally reported the site would shut down, but that is not the case, Vivian Schiller, SVP and GM of NYTimes.com told paidContent. “The idea is to have one big global brand under one roof,” she said, stressing that IHT content would be co-branded and feature IHT specific content.
IHT.com will be shut down, and hosted on the NYTimes.com site. An internal e-mail sent round staff on Tuesday said that the New York Times site will now host International Herald Tribune news, which could lead to ‘hard decisions’ about jobs at IHT.
The country’s government is proposing new rules on internet use, including compulsory registration for forum users and the removal of ‘slanderous or fraudulent’ articles for 30 days.
IHT.com has developed a version of the site for iPhone users. The version is ‘iPhone optimised’ rather than being an iPhone app – e.g. an application built exclusively for the iPhone – co-creator Michael Cosentino is keen to point out in a blog post.
Last month we reported that Reuters and the International Herald Tribune were partnering to revamp the IHT’s financial news offering online and launch a daily co-branded world business report in the newspaper.
The new section of the IHT.com site – renamed Business with Reuters – has gone live today and features news analysis and comment from IHT, Reuters and New York Times business writers and columnists.