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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 ...

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 ...

Twitter to Provide Real Time Location of Tweets: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer August 21, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Twitter is set to begin acknowledging the exact location of where tweets come from. The micro-blogging service will include the latitude and longitude of tweets in real time. Co-Founder Biz Stone said "We have a strong hunch location will ...

What Is Broadband? Seriously!

What Is Broadband? Seriously!

Over the next few weeks, the FCC is going to ask people to weigh in on a very important topic: The National Broadband Plan. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directed the FCC to submit a National Broadband Plan to Congress by February 17, 2010 that addresses broadband deployment, adoption, affordability, ...

DoS: A Single Point of Failure

DoS: A Single Point of Failure

It seems that Twitter, Facebook and even LiveJournal were victims of DoS (denial-of-service) attacks this past week. Actually, DoS attacks are a daily occurrence in the information age. This one got some headlines because Twitter is the site de jour. The technical descriptions of all the hacker tactics that are commonly ...

Broadcast Upfronts Down Roughly 15%, Networks Withholding Inventory: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer August 7, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. The major media companies are wrapping up the upfronts and the numbers are down approximately 15%. As a whole, business is down due to lower prices. Interestingly, the big broadcast networks are holding back more inventory than usual, ...

My New iPhone 3GS

My New iPhone 3GS

As most of you know, I am not an iPhone lover. I bought my first one right when they came out and, then, immediately brought it back to the genius bar to ask why the speakers didn't work. My iPhone version 1.0 story is chronicled in two articles from July 2007. The first July 7, 2007 was a love letter entitled, "iLove my ...

Security In The Age Of Cloud Computing

Security In The Age Of Cloud Computing

"Hacker Croll," an eponymously named hacker, was able to get access to some very sensitive business documents from Twitter's Google Apps account this week. It was a very high profile hack, and quite embarrassing for Twitter. People familiar with the incident say that the hacker was able to easily figure out the security ...

What To Do When Getting Robbed? Tweet!: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 15, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. What do you do if you're in a bank when it's being robed? Tweet about it, of course. And that's just what Annemarie Dooling did yesterday in NY. "My bank was just held up - with me in it. HSBC 34 and 8" But the devil is in the details. ...

Pandora Receives $35 Million Injection: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer July 13, 2009

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. After receiving good news over a new royalty agreement with the Copyright board, Pandora raised $35 million in funds. While news of investors is scant, Pandora said that VC firm Greylock Partners was a top contributor. The $35 injection ...