If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Google experienced a bevy of screw-ups yesterday. Users were complaining all over Twitter that the search giant’s GMail service, as well as Google News and Reader, were experiencing outages during the morning. While problems have been resolved, the outages were prevalent Continue Reading →

MediaBytes 11.08.2007

AOL has purchased advertising network QUIGO for around $350 million. Quigo sells ads for the sites of ESPN, Forbes, Time Inc. magazines and more. It will become part of the newly formed Platform A division. Time Warner announced its 3Q earnings yesterday, and AOL revenue was down 38% to $1.2 billion. Almost half of that Continue Reading →

MediaBytes 11.06.2007

JEFF BEWKES will replace Richard Parsons as the CEO of Time Warner, effective January 1st. The move comes after months of speculation about Parsons’ future at the company and pressure from Wall Street due to a sagging stock price. Parsons will remain Chairman of Time Warner and said that Bewkes has his “full support” as Continue Reading →

MediaBytes 11.05.2007

THE WGA began its strike at midnight after Sunday’s 10-hour marathon negotiation broke down. Writers are expected to begin picketing at 9 AM this morning outside high-profile locations, including major studios on the West Coast and Rockefeller Center in New York. The Guild issued a memo telling its writers to spend at least 20 hours Continue Reading →

MediaBytes 10.31.2007

SHAWN GOLD has resigned as SVP of Marketing and Content Development at MYSPACE to form consulting firm SOCIAL APPROACH. In an interview with Shelly Palmer at Digital Hollywood in LA, Shawn confirmed a rumor that was posted to paidcontent.org last week and said the new company plans to “help brands take advantage of social media 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 →

Cracked Windows

Microsoft Vista
There have been several news items this week with prophesies of doom and gloom for Microsoft’s Vista operating system. After Steve Balmer’s quote about its lackluster launch, the sharks have been circling and, truthfully, the press (especially the blogs) have been quite amusing. I know most of you think that operating systems are boring and Continue Reading →