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Fast Chat: Ask.com CEO Discusses About.com Acquisition

The $300 million cash deal made Sunday by Barry Diller's IAC/InteractiveCorp to buy About.com will add some necessary content and authority to IAC's reinvented Ask.com property while making others in the Q&A realm nervous. Adweek sat down with Ask.com CEO Doug Leeds to talk about the deal, what's next for About.com and how this deal distinguishes them from the d

It’s Hard Out There for a Freelancer

For journalists, a freelancing career usually means a life of instability and, in the Internet age, can result in partnerships with less-than-reputable publishers and institutions.

Has Social Media Made Search-Driven Publishing Less Relevant?

The growing importance of social media, coupled with the powerful wrath of Google, have shaken the once-hot world of cheap search-driven publishing.