Mobile & Wireless

MediaBytes – 04/25/07

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The FCC is setting rules for auctioning the 700 MHZ spectrum, formerly used for Analog TV. Analog will stop using the spectrum in February 2009. YAHOO has launched a searchable database of music lyrics. The database includes the official versions of lyrics to over 400,000 songs, supplied by music publishers. Yahoo and the rights-holders will […]

MediaBytes – 04/23/07

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The INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING BUREAU is calling for an audit of comScore and Nielsen/NetRatings. Many companies disagree with the numbers reported by the two tracking companies. Out-dated methods may be to blame. eMARKETER is predicting that overall online ad growth will fall to 18.9% this year. Last year, online advertising grew 30.8%. RIM will begin selling […]

Don Imus

Imus in a Techno-Political World

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This is not an article about Don Imus’ words, his rights, politics or racial views — it is an article about the speed and power of information traveling around our planet and the technology that enables it. As most of you know, “Imus in the Morning,” Don Imus’ eponymously named radio show has been pulled […]

MediaBytes – 04/12/07

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CBS is preparing to announce a huge web distribution initiative. The network will provide television programming to several web outlets, including MSN, AOL, Joost, and the forthcoming NBC Universal-News Corp. video service. VONAGE CEO Michael Snyder has left the beleaguered company. A patent infringement lawsuit from Verizon has the company in “crisis mode.” MGM will […]

MediaBytes – 04/09/07

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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 […]