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CNN Purchases Twitter Account: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer April 16, 2009

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If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. CNN has acquired the Twitter account @CNNbrk, which has nearly a million followers. While the Twitter account updated followers with breaking news, the account was not run by the news network, but rather James Cox. Cox, who has no affiliation with […]

Google In Talks to Buy Twitter: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer April 3, 2009

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If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. According to several sources, Google is in late stage talks to acquire Twitter. If it happens, it will be pretty much what everyone expected. Google can help monetize the Twitter’s traffic and, maybe more importantly, they have the infrastructure to handle […]

Disney On Hulu: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer April 1, 2009

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If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Sources say a deal between Disney and Hulu is “basically done.” If it happens, Disney will take a 30% share of Hulu for $50 million of marketing money. The deal would make Disney, NBCU and News Corp equal partners in the […]

Chinese Gov't Blocks YouTube: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer March 25, 2009

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If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Google announced that YouTube has been blocked in China. While it is not known exactly why the streaming video site has been censored, a report by a Chinese news organization notes a “fabricated” video in which Chinese police beat Tibetans during […]