Monday, November 24, 2014
  • Merger Talkes Hikes Dish's Stock Price

    For the fifth day in a row, Dish Network's stock continues to climb -- mostly due to merger talks with potential telecommunication companies. ...Read the whole story

  • ANA: LinkedIn Is 'The' Social Net, Finds Ad Execs Extremely Active On All Platforms

    LinkedIn, not Facebook, is the social network among advertisers, according to results of a survey conducted by the Association of National Advertisers of their members' personal social media habits. Compared to average Americans, the ad executives are much more voracious users of all forms of social media, especially for business-oriented network LinkedIn. More than four times as may ANA members (92%) use LinkedIn as compared with the average adult Internet users (22%). ...Read the whole story

  • Can Europe Split Up Google?

    On Friday the FT reported that the European parliament is threatening to break up Google. More precisely, it is likely to approve a draft motion calling for the European Commission to consider the "unbundling" of search engines from other commercial services as one possible solution to Google's dominance. But would this even work in practice? The short answer is, it's not clear. The German MEP Andreas Schwab, a long-time Google critic who is sponsoring the draft motion, told the FT that the practicalities still must be examined. ...Read the whole story

  • Nikon Celebrates 'Generation Image'

    At the center of the campaign is a Web site that will showcase content from a group of seven individuals (none of whom are professional photographers) as they use Nikon equipment to showcase their personalities and passions. ...Read the whole story

  • More Than Just An iFad: Apple's Programmatic Push

    When Apple introduced the iAd in the spring of 2010, it sent Madison Avenue whirling that the "year of mobile" might finally be here. Yet despite some initial fanfare, hype and an apocryphal initial $1 million price tag for the new mobile advertising format, the iAd failed to emerge as the organizing principle many ad execs had hoped for. This week, Apple sought to correct that, quietly unveiling a spate of deals to make the iAd the gold standard of the burgeoning programmatic mobile ad marketplace. ...Read the whole story

  • Source Closure Hits Mag Newsstand Sales Hard

    Until it closed in June of this year, Source Interlink Distribution was one of the country's largest magazine wholesalers, supplying around 30% of the magazine retailers. Publishers have taken a major hit to magazine sales in the third quarter. ...Read the whole story

  • Radio Slips On Weakness in Spot, Network

    The third quarter was another bummer for the radio business, which saw total revenues slip 2% from $4.6 billion in 2013 to $4.56 billion in the same period this year, according to the latest figures from the Radio Advertising Bureau. The decline was especially noteworthy in light of this year's midterm elections, which usually benefit the bottom line with political ad spending. ...Read the whole story

  • Turner Networks Return To Dish

    Dish Network carriage deals are coming and potentially going -- with Turner Broadcasting one of those that is arriving. The nearly month-long standoff between the satellite pay TV provider and Time Warner cable network group returns Turner networks CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM, HLN, CNN en Espanol and Boomerang -- and extends carriage deals of TBS and TNT -- to Dish subscribers. ...Read the whole story

  • EU Parliament Could Call For Google Breakup
  • Twitter Users Share Private Tweets Via Direct Messages
  • Global Media Viewing Up, Mobile Consumption Doubles
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There is more chatter than usual about the future of the traditional TV model, with hand-wringing across all media disciplines from measurement to technology to consumer affinities to platform usage and business silos. Can MVPDs keep ...More

  • In The Drink

    Until last week, it was just a series of rumblings. The allegations were of horrible episodes, but they simply didn't penetrate the mantle of achievement, riches and accumulated goodwill of the groundbreaking icon. To dwell on ...More

  • Yahoo To Stop Serving Targeted Ads To Some Firefox Users

    When Mozilla and Yahoo announced their blockbuster new search partnership, which makes Yahoo the default search engine on Firefox, the companies also said that Yahoo will honor do-not-track commands sent by Firefox users. But what the ...More