• Netflix Expands To Scandinavia, Land Of Piracy

    Netflix on Wednesday announced plans to launch its streaming on-demand TV and movie service in Sweden, Norway and Finland by the end of 2012. The California-based company revealed the launch in a blog post. The move is particularly interesting given that Scandinavia -- most notably Sweden -- has been associated with online piracy for many years. ...Read the whole story

  • BarryDriller.com Carriage Angers Broadcast Networks

    NBC, ABC and CBS have joined Fox in a copyright infringement claim against the entrepreneur behind FilmOn, who started up an Aereo-like site called BarryDriller.com. The name BarryDriller is a play on media executive Barry Diller, a major investor in Aereo. The networks have not specified what specific damages they are seeking. ...Read the whole story

  • Clean & Clear Goes Social With The Sims

    The joint program, which runs up to September, is timed with the back-to-school season. The company says female teen gamers are a big chunk of "The Sims Social" players and that females outnumber males in Web-based gaming. ...Read the whole story

  • Cable Operators Losing Video Subscribers

    In the second quarter of 2012, the top nine cable companies lost 540,000 video consumers, a bit lower than the 600,000 video subscriber loss in the second quarter of 2011, according to Leichtman Research Group. ...Read the whole story

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Corporate Blogs Are Dead -- Long Live Corporate Blogs!

Are corporate blogs dead? USA Today recently reported on a University of Dartmouth survey that revealed a sharp decline among the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies who used blogging as a way to communicate with target audiences in 2011. Marketing and communications professionals are quick to blame Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and others, saying the social media sites are eating into the time consumers used to spend on brand sites. But I think many of the companies have only themselves to blame and are killing interest in their blogs through poor content strategies. ...More

  • Man, Am I Excited For Season Three of Philadelphia Cream Cheese's "Real Women of Philadelphia"

    It sounds like the kind of idea birthed by chucklehead college kids on a late-night bagel run. "Dude, you like cream cheese. I like cream cheese. Surely there are others who are similarly enthusiastic about cream cheese and the slathering thereof." An online community congealing around a shared affinity for cream cheese? On the other hand, I have real-world friendships built on far less. ...More

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    For the just-launched HuffPost Live, long-term success hinges on its online traffic, but landing a premium spot as a smart TV app could also be key. In fact, for all online video purveyors, having both distribution avenues could be critical going forward. But getting a spot on the smart TV marquee through negotiations involving the Samsungs, Sonys and Rokus will be no easy task ...More