The NEW YORK TIMES, GANNETT, and TRIBUNE CO. all announced first-quarter results. The Times profits fell 26%. Gannett profits were down 10.5%. Tribune showed no profit — losing $15.6 Million.

GOOGLE acquired Marratech’s video conferencing software. The software provides document-sharing and communication via video, text, and VoIP. It will compete with Cisco’s WebEx.

COMCAST urged the FCC not to expand “must-carry” rules to the digital realm.

MTV will syndicate mtvU across college newspaper web sites. The channel will provide a player that is themed for each particular school.

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