[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/111031_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Google is making big changes to the software of its set-top box Google TV. The update will allow developers to create Android applications made specifically for your TV. If you already have a Google TV, the device will update itself over wi-fi. In other news, Google also Continue Reading →
The Internet
The Internet is growing so fast that more data was transmitted online in 2010 than in the web’s entire combined history. Over 4 billion connected devices worldwide have contributed to 48 hours of YouTube footage a minute and 7.5 billion monthly Facebook photos. Companies like Intel are innovating ways to make server technology cheap enough Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/111021_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Facebook is teaming up with the Labor Department to help the unemployed find jobs. A Facebook page called the Social Jobs Partnership will help point jobseekers towards little-known resources for finding employment. There are about 14 million people unemployed and 3 million job openings in the U.S. Continue Reading →
YouTube
Looks like we’re a month away from YouTube announcing as many as 30 new vertical channels, each one produced/programmed by a different entity. Lots of big-name producers and production companies connected to this effort, which YouTube and parent Google anticipate spending about $150 million on. The two TV questions to keep front of mind: Will Continue Reading →
YouTube
YouTube added a politics channel to its site that will showcase campaign ads, speeches and other relevant political content. YouTube has a history of working with politics, hosting a Democratic debate with CNN in 2007 and the Fox News Republican debate earlier this year. The channel will give users a “holistic view” of what politics Continue Reading →
Yahoo!
Yahoo!, the last traditional media company, is in deep trouble. Just like AOL, MSN and Forbes.com – dinosaurs founded in a time where media agencies had to manage scarcity. The Yahoo! Homepage used to be part of a digital media plan just like buying commercials during the NFL season for beer brands. Two things changed: Continue Reading →

MediaBytes 11.07.2007

FACEBOOK officially unveiled a multi-faceted ad system that taps into user referrals and exploits the site’s “social graph.” The system allows brands to establish company profiles on the network. When a user interacts with a company page, the activity (and a display ad) will be reported virally to that user’s network via news feeds. Beacon Continue Reading →