Monday Morning Madness

I’m on my way to a meeting so just a short post this morning rounding up some of the news — there’s a blizzard of announcements coming out of CES (here’s PaidContent’s summary of Day 1).

According to the WSJ (sub req’d), Yahoo will introduce a new and improved version of Go for mobile today at CES. Here’s my slightly longer write up at SEL.

Speaking of mobile local search, mobile directory provider go2 announced that it had passed a billion page views (in late 2006) and ClickZ has a short article about Jingle Networks launching with new advertisers and some discussion of their campaigns.

MapQuest also has an announcement coming later this morning. Last week the company announced a new and improved version of MapQuest Mobile.

The battle to get Web content onto TVs has really begun with announcements coming from Sony-AOL and Microsoft (WSJ, sub req’d). Content will very soon be flowing freely both ways. (I’m more skeptical about video content, other than very short clips, on mobile despite a push by Verizon for longer programing on mobile phones.)

Search engine ChaCha announced a $6 million round lead by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

And news aggregator/search engine/platform Inform scores a win at CNN (per MediaPost).

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