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October 14, 2008

Engadget to be the Official CES Blog Partner

Gadget blog Engadget, a part of AOL’s portfolio under the Weblogs Inc. brand, is apparently going to be the official CES blog, according to TechCrunch. The obvious contender for the partnership, which is a first for CES, would be Gizmodo, but after Richard Blakeley’s stunt last year, where he used TV-B-Gone to turn off exhibitor’s TV sets, I reckon the CES people would rather not have said Gawker Media blog there at all…

This is a great recognition for Engadget, so congratulations to them! CES is due on January 8-11, 2009.

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September 29, 2008

UMPC Sites Team Up Around Product Database

The niche nature of the Internet in general, and the blogosphere in particular, makes partnerships easy to work out. That’s why I’m a bit surprised why we’re not seeing more of this. UMPCPortal have decided to let JKKMobile and Liliputing, two blogs that cover the same ultraportable gadget sphere as they do, into their product database. By teaming up, they can maintain the database and keep it up to date, as well as deliver tailored solutions (and hence revenue and additional value) to its partners. A good example of an ideal partnership, if you ask me.

I wonder how long it takes for some of the larger online publishers to pick up UMPCPortal and its database? As you might recall, Giga Omni Media bought jkOnTheRun recently, maybe this is a solid follow-up acquisition?

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