Monday, December 18, 2006
  • Sony Shutters PSP Flog

    Sony has taken down the phony blog AllIWantForXmasIsaPSP.com, which was exposed as a marketing effort last week. But, despite Sony's efforts to get the blog off the Web, at least one mirror site exists. ...Read the whole story

  • AOL Loses Three Top Execs

    AOL executive Jim Bankoff, who spearheaded several recent high-profile initiatives including the launch of celebrity gossip site TMZ.com and the free broadcast of Live 8, has resigned from the Internet company. Two other high-level executives--Joe Redling, president of AOL mobile and chairman and chief executive of AOL International, and John Buckley, executive vice president for corporate communications--also will exit. ...Read the whole story

  • XM Satellite Revamps Web Site

    From Bob Dylan's weekly radio show to Oprah Winfrey's "Oprah & Friends" channel, XM Satellite Radio is now highlighting the company's original content rather than its radio players on its newly renovated Web site. The revamped, largely flash-based site, which launched last week, was also simplified to encourage subscriptions and account management online rather than by phone--taking pressure off XM's call-centers during the busy holiday season. ...Read the whole story

  • Edelman, NewsGator Put RSS Feeds In Ad Units

    Public relations firm Edelman has joined forces with RSS technology company NewsGator for "Hosted Conversations"--a branded ad unit that contains an RSS feed of blog posts and comments related to the marketer sponsoring the ad. The widget-based ad units also link back to the comments and RSS feeds displayed. ...Read the whole story