The Pirate Bay Ordered to Shut Down in Netherlands: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 31, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. The Pirate Bay has been ordered by a Ditch court to close its operations in the Netherlands. The court noted that for every day the Pirate Bay kept operating in the country it would be forced to pay a $42,000 fine. Between the impending ...

Congressman Wants to Ban P2P Sharing on Government Computers: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 30, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. New York representative Edolphus Towns announced that he plans to introduce a bill to ban file sharing networks on government computers. The goal is to eliminate peer-to-peer networks, which are easily hackable, from networks and computers ...

Hollywood Studios Suing the Pirate Bay: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 29, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Universal, Warner Bros, Sony and Paramount, amongst others, have teamed to fight the Pirate Bay. The group of Hollywood studios filed a lawsuit in the Pirate Bay's native Sweden, claiming that the site should be shut down over copyright ...

Silverman Out at NBC, In at IAC: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 28, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. NBCU executive Ben Silverman has left the company in order to pursue a new venture with IAC. Silverman, who came under fire for a lack of hits and his managing for margins style, led NBC to becoming a fourth place network. Silverman's new ...

News Corp Thinks Videogames are Missing Link: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 27, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. NEWSFLASH: Ben Silverman, the co-chairman of NBC Universal Entertainment, is leaving the company to start up a new venture in partnership with Barry Diller’s media and Internet company, IAC. The news was announced by IAC and Mr. ...

New York Times Reports Profit of $39.1 Million: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 24, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Amidst extreme turmoil in both the advertising business and its readership, The New York Times managed to eek out a profit. The company reported a net income of $39.1 million, up $18 million year over year. While the news is huge ...

Microsoft's Windows 7 Available October 22: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 23, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Microsoft announced that Windows 7 will be released on October 22. The company is currently sending the new operating system to PC manufacturers eager to replace the failed Vista OS. Windows 7 will reportedly boot up to 40% faster than ...

Conde Nast to Give GQ, Vogue Web Sites…Sorta: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 22, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Conde Nast is restructuring its web presence by giving its top tier publications their own sites. While magazines like GQ and Vogue have had online properties, both were part of Style.com. While Conde will rebrand the digital world of GQ ...

Yahoo to Overhaul Homepage with Re-Design: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 21, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Yahoo unveiled a redesigned homepage today. The new dashboard centric Yahoo.com combines Yahoo content with third party sites and applications to give users a more engaging experience. Yahoo's goal is to integrate the most popular ...

40th Anniversary of Moon Landing Marks Tech History: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 20, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Today marks the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, America's first manned mission to land on the moon. So many technological innovations came from the Apollo program: from cordless power tools to digital mammography. The list is huge. If you ...