MediaBytes – 04/19/07

MYSPACE will announce MySpace News. The site will aggregate news feeds from several sites using RSS technology. Users can rank headlines and stories, determining the placement of articles.

AT&T has added 15,000 U-verse subscribers already this year. It had 3,000 subscribers at the close of 2006. The IPTV service is available in 200,000 homes, and will soon be available in Los Angeles.

INTEL is partnering with MobiTV to “develop, sell, and distribute MobiTV’s services.” The services, which bring live television to devices, will be optimized for Intel hardware.

EMI announced that its overall revenues had shrunk during its last fiscal year, but digital sales increased 59 percent.

GOOGLE is dropping the name “Froogle” for its product search engine, after branding confusion and poor performance. The service will now be called Google Product Search, and results will appear alongside organic search results.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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