YouTube: I Love You, I Love You Not

YouTube generated ~$800 million in 2011 through its YouTube Promoted Video program. YouTube connected the dots, and got many content providers and advertisers excited to join the YouTube boom. This is how the company did it while adding a billion-dollar line into its P&L, making us all fall in love (or did we?): ...More

  • Were There Only 'Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television'?

    July 21 marked the 40th anniversary of George Carlin's arrest for performing "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" at Milwaukee's Summerfest. Carlin was charged with violating obscenity laws, but the case was dismissed that December, with a ruling that his language was indecent, but not obscene. In 1973, spurred by a radio broadcast of Carlin's material, a five-year battle of F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation ended with a Supreme Court ruling that the routine was "indecent but not obscene," and that the FCC could require that indecent broadcasts air during hours when children were not likely to be listening ...More

  • TV Everywhere - A Broader Definition

    "TV Everywhere" is a term that has all but entered the media lexicon. And yet, curiously, this seemingly all-encompassing label is still somewhat limited in what it encapsulates. ...More