MSN and Yahoo's Perfect Content Storm

Yahoo and MSN are on a mission to produce un-fathomable amounts of content on the Web. Yahoo's acquisition of Associated Content — since rebranded as Yahoo Contributor Network — relies on thousands of freelancers (just about anyone can participate) to supply a never-ending stream of content. Yahoo pays for that content, albeit not very much…. […]

Be Like Mike – Use YCN to go Hyper Local

Buried deep within a Yahoo! announcement this week that the once mighty search engine turned struggling second-tier media conglomerate has gone "hyper-local" was a very telling sign of how the company plans to make that aim a reality – the Yahoo! Contributor Network (YCN). Well below the PR speak about scale, rich content and… [[ […]

Yahoo's Contributor Network, Exploring the Freelance Marketplace

Yahoo has fulfilled their vision when purchasing Associated Content six months ago. Rebranded as Yahoo Contributor Network, Yahoo is poised to be the biggest freelance market on the Internet. This week, we talk about the new offering from Yahoo and the new environment of freelancing – a surprisingly strong industry and one that can benefit […]