Results for August 2007
  • Just An Online Minute... NBC's Proposed ITunes Pullout Example Of Apple Backlash
    NBC intends to pull its TV shows from Apple's iTunes store, according to a report in today's New York Times. Currently, NBC shows like "Battlestar Galactica" and "Heroes," which Apple sells for $1.99 an episode, account for about 40% of all iTunes video downloads.
  • Just An Online Minute... Yahoo Changes Major Players While Challenges Continue
    As Yahoo scrambles to revamp its business in a Web 2.0 world, the company continues to make key personnel changes. Yesterday, the company said that head of sales Gregory Coleman plans to exit.
  • Just An Online Minute... Earthlink Sheds Staff As Wi-Fi Plans Stall
    As the rollout of municipal Wi-Fi is hitting some speedbumps in recent months, Earthlink is laying off 900 staff members, or almost half of its workforce.
  • Just An Online Minute... New On Yahoo: Text To Cells From Email
    Yahoo today is unveiling a host of new features for its popular e-mail program including, most significantly, the ability to send text messages to cell phones directly from email.
  • Just An Online Minute... YouTube Ads Get Mixed Reviews
    Online marketing execs might be pleased with YouTube's new "overlay" ads, but it's not clear that viewers feel likewise.
  • Just An Online Minute... Viacom Partners With MySpace: If You Can't Beat 'Em...
    Former Viacom exec Tom Freston wasn't able to close a deal to buy MySpace, but the two companies have managed to partner for multi-media question and answer sessions with the presidential candidates.
  • Just An Online Minute... Wal-Mart, MTV Try To Bite Into Apple
    Apple's iTunes faces some new competition on at least two different fronts.
  • Just An Online Minute... Hurt By Copyright Suit, Bolt, Well, Bolts
    Video sharing site Bolt has officially shuttered, after a deal to be acquired by GoFish unraveled two weeks ago. The original deal, which had GoFish buying Bolt for up to $30 million in stock, called for Bolt to settle a copyright infringement suit brought by Universal Music Group. When the Universal settlement fell through, so did the GoFish acquisition.
  • Just An Online Minute... No Joke -- Google To Use Comics In Copyright Suit
    YouTube has argued for a while now that exposure on the video-sharing site helps TV networks far more than it hurts them. The company also made clear it intends to offer that argument in court, as it defends itself on copyright infringement charges brought by Viacom.
  • Just An Online Minute... Study: Web Content Use Up, Email Down
    Today the Online Publishers Association issued a new study attempting to quantify people's changing online media habits. The group reports that people now devote more online hours to content than e-mail or other communications, marking a reversal from just four years ago.
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