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MediaBytes – 04/09/07

Apple announced the sale of the 100 millionth iPod and released current sales figures for the iTunes Music Store. iTunes has sold 2.5 Billion songs, 50 Million TV shows, and 1.3 Million movies. Yahoo! announced a new media device. The device can play Yahoo Music files, connect to the web via WiFi, and sync with Continue Reading →

MediaBytes – 03/28/07

Microsoft is reportedly seeking to buy DoubleClick, to bolster its online advertising business.  The Wall Street Journal reports a price in the range of $2 Billion. LG has announced a deal with Google, that will bring the search giant’s software to mobile phones.  Services will include mobile versions of Blogger, Google Maps, and Gmail.  This Continue Reading →
PDA
Did everyone spring forward?  With Daylight Savings Time coming three weeks early, make sure you check your PDA and calendar apps. According to the RIM Website, appointments and their reminders might appear 1 hour late on your BlackBerry device if the appointments start in one of the following windows in any year: Between the second Continue Reading →
OMMA
Get ready for two great conferences in March. First, meet me in Los Angeles on March 19th for OMMA. I’ll be moderating and hosting the Online Video track with Keynotes from Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post and Jason McDonell, marketing director for Frito Lay’s Doritos brand (“Crash the Superbowl”). Then we’re off to San Continue Reading →
Gibson Guitars
I am very pleased to announce that I have accepted the position of Chief Marketing Officer for the Gibson Guitar Corp. Gibson is an extraordinary organization with a visionary management team.  I am honored and thrilled that they have asked me to work with them. Media 3.0 will continue without interruption, as will the fine Continue Reading →
House of Representatives
November 8, 2006 — It’s about 1:30am on the East Coast. Election coverage is winding down. The Democrats took control of the House and everyone is still waiting to see what will happen with the Senate. Of course today’s really big news is that Verizon will be offering YouTube content on its Vcast and FIOS Continue Reading →
International CES
The most interesting thing about CES 2006 (The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas) was my cab ride home from Kennedy Airport.  I struck up a conversation with my cab driver, and here’s what I learned. Amir Ramin, originally from Persia (the country we know as Iran) has been in the U.S. for over 22 Continue Reading →
Microsoft Outlook
Outlook didn’t just crash, it crashed and burned.  Nobody I know had ever seen this kind of a problem before.  I called my IT guru and described the problem–dead silence on the other end of the phone.  This was bad, and I knew it was going to get worse. The nuclear option: a low-level hard Continue Reading →
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.” This quote is attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, an author, philosopher, thinker and Unitarian minister. He was Continue Reading →
Internet TV
I WAS ATTENDING THE CABLE and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) “Thrilla in Phila” conference on Monday at the Philadelphia Convention Center. CTAM holds several cable-centric confabs throughout the year and always puts on a great show. One session, in particular, caught my eye. It was entitled, “Integrated One-Two Punch of Traditional and New Media.” Continue Reading →

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