• AUDIO: Five minutes about InfoValet on WJR Detroit’s Frank Beckman show

    AUDIO: Five minutes about InfoValet on WJR Detroit’s Frank Beckman show
    July 19, 2010

    In a five-minute audio podcast, CircLabs Inc. co-founder and Information Valet Project director Bill Densmore talks with Frank Beckman, live on WJR-AM Detroit, about an idea for one-ID, one-account, one-bill access to web news information.
  • Did the New York Times just declare war on news aggregators?

    Did the New York Times just declare war on news aggregators?
    June 8, 2010

    It looks like the New York Times, Apple and the handiwork of some Stanford students, the Pulse News reader, are in the midst of moving around the copyright bar. A bit.
  • Tech giants offer ideas on charging readers online

    Tech giants offer ideas on charging readers online
    September 11, 2009

    CircLabs, run by just four people and incubated at the Missouri School of Journalism, is developing a program that would feed news from different sources into a bar across the top of Web browsers.
  • Is Circulate the Geritol the news industry needs?

    Is Circulate the Geritol the news industry needs?
    July 7, 2009

    Think of it as updated Geritol, a tonic for an industry with tired blood. Its founders call it Circulate, and it's the latest "solution" to address the woes of newspapers.
  • News after newspapers

    News after newspapers
    June 24, 2009

    With the crisis of shrinking advertising revenues and dwindling profits that is facing our major newspapers, innovative new revenue ideas are emerging that promise to reinvent journalism in the age of the internet.
  • Details emerge for news distribution start-up

    Details emerge for news distribution start-up
    June 24, 2009

    I mentioned about a new service called Circulate that promises to help people find more relevant news and information while helping the companies that produce that information find more ways to pay for it.
  • Densmore, others unveil CircLabs; Aim to sustain journalism

    Densmore, others unveil CircLabs; Aim to sustain journalism
    June 23, 2009

    Martin Langeveld, Jeff Vander Clute, Joe Bergeron, and Bill Densmore unveil CircLabs Inc., a concept to help sustain journalism. They will be exploring paid-content models for newspaper Web sites.
  • A Look at CircLabs’ plans to track your browsing to serve news (and ads)

    A Look at CircLabs’ plans to track your browsing to serve news (and ads)
    June 22, 2009

    Stealth startup CircLabs launched in late May with the goal of “sustaining” the business of journalism by bundling content, social features and ads, while giving readers a single platform for subscriptions and micro-payments to multiple publications.
  • CircLabs’ Bill Densmore on tracking readers’ habits to build new revenue streams for news

    CircLabs’ Bill Densmore on tracking readers’ habits to build new revenue streams for news
    June 22, 2009

    CircLabs, the hard-to-describe startup that aims to create new revenue streams for news sites, has detailed a little more about its plans. And Martin Langeveld, who’s involved in the project, has written more about it too.
  • Web 3.0

    Web 3.0
    June 22, 2009

    You know timing really is everything. Just the other day, I explained the semantic web. At the time, I didn’t realize how many projects were already near completion to help those predictions about more intelligent computers to come true.