1) Technorati is a search engine for Blogs. Associated Press has done a deal with Technorati, but it emerged that the deal was actually very small. It basically means that some blog postings, that have been ranked as popular by Technorati, will appear on the AP site.
2) Digg: Technology focused news site where the stories are chosen by community members rather than editors.
AP’s main business is supplying news to businesses (including many nations newspapers in the UK) i.e. it is essentially a b2b operation. This is the first time it has set up a site to target consumers directly.