Most Americans Oppose Online Tracking: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 30, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. A recent survey finds that two-thirds of Americans are against online tracking. The report, conducted by UPenn and University of California, Berkeley, notes that users are even more unnerved after finding out how marketers use data to ...

CNN Brings Branded News to iPhone: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 29, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. CNN unveiled a new iPhone application that will bring its branded content to the iPhone. The new app, which costs $1.99, will also give users iReporter status, letting them update and break stories via iPhone on CNN's iReport network. The ...

Time Warner to Explore Sale of Magazine Division: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 28, 2009

Gamar Chatimah Tovah. MediaBytes will return as scheduled tomorrow morning. Time Warner is reportedly ready to begin looking into selling its magazine business. Shareholder Gordon Crawford noted that TW is "going to sell their print division, they are going to spin off AOL and they're just going to be Warner Brothers, HBO ...

Net Neutrality — Do Six Principles Make Sense?

On Monday, September 21, 2009, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined the concrete actions he believes the Commission must take to preserve the free and open Internet. He said, "The Internet is an extraordinary platform for innovation, job creation, investment, and opportunity. It has ...

Twitter to Raise $100 Million on Billion Dollar Valuation: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 25, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Twitter is close to raising $100 million at a billion dollar valuation. The $100 million round is a significant increase over the $50 million the micro-blogging service planned to raise in its last ...

Starbucks Testing Mobile Pay via iPhone App: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 24, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Starbucks is using the iPhone application store to get creative. The coffee chain's test of the mobile Starbucks card will allow customers to pay with their iPhones. Starbucks is currently testing the app at West Coast locations, where a ...

7 Billion Smartphone Applications to be Sold by 2013: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 23, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. A report by the Yankee Group believes that smartphone users will have downloaded over 7 billion applications by 2013. The research group estimates that in the next 4 years smartphone users will quadruple, effectively bringing sales of apps ...

Facebook, Nielsen Partnering to Measure Ad Value: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 22, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Facebook announced plans to partner with Nielsen on a web advertising measurement project. The venture will allow Facebook advertisers who work with Nielsen on analytics the ability to measure the direct impact of their ads on the social ...

FCC to Outline Net Neutrality Laws: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 21, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. The FCC has four principles that serve as guidelines to preserve and promote the open and interconnected nature of the Public Internet, commonly referred to as, Net Neutrality. 1. Consumers are entitled to access the lawful Internet ...

A True American Hero

A True American Hero

It's just a typical day, with a typical news cycle. We have a plethora of opinions shrouded as facts, dozens of stories based upon self-serving manipulated statistics and a healthy dose of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) served up by ratings-starved news organizations. The hottest trending topics this week included Joe ...