Google Tells French Media: No More Links For You

Google Tells French Media: No More Links For You

11 / October 18, 2012

Google has told the French Media that it will stop providing links to its content if it is forced to pay for it. The threat came as the French Government is proposing to implement a law that will force search [...]

Newsweek to Cease Print Publication

Newsweek to Cease Print Publication

3 / October 18, 2012

Venerable 80 year old news magazine Newsweek is to cease print publishing at the end of 2012. The decision to cease print operations was made by head Tina Brown, who came to Newsweek when it merged with Brown’s The Daily [...]

Comcast Jumps Into Streaming Video Game, Yet Another Netflix Competitor Emerges

Comcast Jumps Into Streaming Video Game, Yet Another Netflix Competitor Emerges

2 / February 21, 2012

Cable TV provider Comcast has jumped into the streaming movies and TV show game, announcing plans to take on current streaming leader Netflix. The new service called Xfinity Streampix will only be available to Comcast customers for $5 a month [...]

Amazon Branching Out Into Original Programming For Web And TV

Amazon Branching Out Into Original Programming For Web And TV

4 / February 13, 2012

Amazon wants to try it’s hand at developing original half-hour TV programming for internet and TV viewers and to reach that goal the company has posted two new jobs on Amazon.com as it shops around for TV executives who can [...]

Bridesmaids Becomes Highest Renting VOD Movie Of All Time

Bridesmaids Becomes Highest Renting VOD Movie Of All Time

4 / February 10, 2012

The popular and critically acclaimed movie Bridesmaids is popular, so popular in fact that the movie has become the highest renting video-on-demand movie of all time. According to the Hollywood Reporter the female comedy has experienced 4.8 million rentals in just four [...]

Disney Considering 28-Day DVD Delay For Netflix

Disney Considering 28-Day DVD Delay For Netflix

3 / February 9, 2012

It’s been a tough go at the DVD-by-Mail service for Netflix over the last several months, a service that was once the cornerstone of the company’s business. First Warner Bros, Universal and Fox knocked back their release dates for cheap [...]

AOL Chooses Yahoo!’s Right Media Exchange For AOL Ad Inventory Control

AOL Chooses Yahoo!’s Right Media Exchange For AOL Ad Inventory Control

2 / February 6, 2012

Yahoo!’s Right Media Exchange has been selected as the program of choice for serving AOL ad inventory. The announcement follows the company’s Q4 2011 partnership with Yahoo. According to Yahoo: The inventory AOL makes available under the display advertising agreement [...]

Steady Decline At Yahoo As Profits Sink Further

Steady Decline At Yahoo As Profits Sink Further

3 / January 31, 2012

With Yahoo co-founder and ex-CEO Jerry Yang no longer with the company after 16 years and CEO Scott Thompson trying desperately to create better results Yahoo on Monday announced a 13 percent decline in revenue. The company’s Q4 2011 fiscal [...]

Netflix Shares Surge On Better Then Expected Revenue Report

Netflix Shares Surge On Better Then Expected Revenue Report

2 / January 26, 2012

When Netflix announced 60% pricing increases for their services and then attempted to spin-off the company’s dvd-by-mail service into the Qwikster platform shares at the company plunged by 75% but now the firm appears to be reversing its fortunes with [...]

Google’s 2011 Ad Revenues By The Numbers (Infographic)

Google’s 2011 Ad Revenues By The Numbers (Infographic)

2 / January 24, 2012

A new infographic from search marketing software provider WordStream shows a clear breakdown of the industries that account Google’s revenue. 96% of Google’s revenue comes from keyword advertising, with the finance and insurance industry taking top spot at $4.0 billion [...]

Reddit’s Got Another Super PAC, Devoted to Nebulous Political Interests of Reddit

Reddit’s Got Another Super PAC, Devoted to Nebulous Political Interests of Reddit

2 / January 24, 2012

Reddit has been emerging as a pretty powerful political influence ahead of election 2012, relatively, and the social aggregation site is getting in on the Super PAC party- as BetaBeat points out, yet another PAC has emerged from Reddit’s diverse [...]

Swizz Beats NOT MegaUpload CEO, Forbes Reports

Swizz Beats NOT MegaUpload CEO, Forbes Reports

2 / January 20, 2012

This afternoon and evening brought a flurry of stories one on top of another about the shutdown of download site MegaUpload, the massive investigation into its owners, operators and practices and the subsequent Anonymous attacks on several government sites as [...]

Disney Leaps on “Social Commerce” Trend With DisneyBaby.com

Disney Leaps on “Social Commerce” Trend With DisneyBaby.com

2 / January 19, 2012

Oh, please, if there is a God and you are listening to me, do not incorporate Facebook into the new DisneyBaby.com venture. I love babies. And I’m a mom, myself. But interest in children seems to be inversely proportional to [...]

National Enquirer to Launch App, ‘Reinvent’ Gossip

National Enquirer to Launch App, ‘Reinvent’ Gossip

2 / January 18, 2012

For a publication basically synonymous with ‘spurious tales,’ the National Enquirer has still fared well into the digital era of media. The upcoming app is planned for iPad, and is called “Enquirer Plus.” David J. Pecker, chairman and chief executive [...]