If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Watch Shelly’s commentary on YAHOO’s (NASD: YHOO)slumping stock price and its future with Carl Icahn. TechCrunch is reporting that GOOGLE (NASD: GOOG) is once again in negotiations to buy DIGG. Google will reportedly pay roughly $200 million for the social Continue Reading →
  If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Read Shelly’s commentary “Of iPhones and Androids: A Tale of Two Business Models” on the blog. Watch Shelly’s commentary on AT&T’s (NYSE: T) plan to charge extra for “abnormally high usage.” TIME WARNER (NYSE: TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes is looking Continue Reading →
  If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Watch Shelly’s commentary on APPLE’s (NASD:AAPL) pricing plan for the new 3G iPhone and the iPhone application store. The proposed XM (NASD: XMSR), SIRIUS (NASD: SIRI) merger is facing more regulatory hurdles. Sen. Sam Brownback (R.,Kan.) wants an unredacted copy Continue Reading →
Steve Jobs
“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.” — Obi-wan Kenobi (Long, Long Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away) Many people believe that Obi-wan was referring to the destruction of Princess Leah’s home planet Continue Reading →
iTunes Rentals Apple announced iTunes movie rentals with support from all the major studios. DVD-quality rentals will cost $2.99 for library titles and $3.99 for new releases. The service launches today and expects to have 1,000 titles available by the end of February. Apple TV has been updated to include support for direct rentals — Continue Reading →
Real Player and QuickTime
If you’re working in the media business today, you have to be thinking about the five most important digital consumer touchpoints: email, websites, paid search, display ads and video. And, if you’re like most of my clients, this is an ongoing, dynamic, relatively expensive process.   Over the past few months there have been some Continue Reading →