Diginews - Warner music quits Youtube - Huffingtonpost stealing content? - Nokia mail on Ovi - China blocking NYT - Newspaper shuns web and thrives - Youtube generates more searches than Yahoo


November's searches were down 3% from October, likely due to the elections being held at the beginning of the month. But unfortunately, the decline corresponds with online retail sales for the month.

Warner wants more money. They didn't get it, so they bailed on the money they were getting. In a time where CEOs are begging Congress for money to stay afloat, this seems like a stupid move.

Nokia released a public beta version of its Mail on Ovi service, which enables users to sign up for a free e-mail account directly from their Series 40 handsets. The new service is available worldwide and available in a dozen languages, after a test period of one month during which users in India, Malaysia and the Philippines were able to try out the service.

China, widely criticized for its censorship of the media, this week blocked access to The New York Times, the newspaper said on Saturday. When computer users in cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou tried to connect on Friday to NYTimes.com, they received a message that the site was not available, the newspaper said. There was no access to the site from Beijing late on Saturday without the protection of a virtual private network (VPN).  

The Huffington Post, a venture-capital-backed new media site that mixes links to other sites content with hundreds of celebrity and volunteer blogger posts, is being accused of slimy business practices by a handful of smaller publications who say the site is unfairly copying and publishing their content. 

"Why would I put anything on the Web?" asked Dan Jacobson, the publisher and owner of the newspaper. "I don't understand how putting content on the Web would do anything but help destroy our paper. Why should we give our readers any incentive whatsoever to not look at our content along with our advertisements, a large number of which are beautiful and cheap full-page ads?"

YouTube is the most popular video streaming website, but it's also an immensely popular search engine, accounting for a quarter of the U.S. searches for its parent company, Google, TechCrunch reports. In fact, YouTube generates so many queries that it would be the second largest search engine in the U.S. if it were a standalone website, according to comScore data.

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