• Olympics, Daytona Hot for NBC (Broadcasting & Cable)
    After 10 nights, NBC's Olympic Games coverage has averaged an 18.3 Nielsen Media Research rating and 29 share, up 10 percent from the same period of coverage of the Nagano, Japan, Winter Games four years ago.
  • WPP to be Watched for Clues on Ad Upturn (Reuters)
    WPP's tough-talking boss Martin Sorrell has given scant cause for cheer in the advertising industry in recent months with repeated predictions of a long and hard recovery from last year's slump.
  • Goldman Sachs Readies $1 Billion for Magazine Move (AdAge.com)
    Financial giant Goldman Sachs & Co. has signaled it has set aside more than $1 billion to start a magazine unit, and it’s approaching top magazine executives in hopes of reeling in one of the industry’s biggest names to run the business.
  • Arbitration Panel to Rule on Internet Radio Royalties (NYTimes.com)
    An arbitration panel is to rule this week on the amount that Internet radio stations must pay recording companies for songs played online. The ruling could clear up one of the more nettlesome issues facing the Internet radio business.
  • Olympic Advertisers See Boost In Web Traffic (Reuters)
    Blockbuster Winter Olympic coverage is paying immediate dividends for advertisers, according to new data released on Thursday, in the form of increased Web traffic to companies like Monster.com.
  • Airlines Doing More Online Marketing Deals (IAR)
    As seats have emptied out, online deals like Northwest's new agreement with Travelocity may help; headlines with phrases like "storm the cockpit" surely don't.
  • The Future of Cellphones Is Here. Sort Of. (NYTimes.com)
    For the last few years, ever since a cellphone became nearly as commonplace as a wallet, the telecommunications industry has promoted the potential of wireless Internet access, Because of this, we move into the era of G3.
  • TiVo Sues SONICblue Over TV Recording Patent (Reuters)
    TiVo Inc. on Wednesday said it filed a patent infringement suit against SONICblue Inc., the latest salvo fired between the rival makers of television recording technology.
  • Comcast Vows to Stop Recording Web Activity (LATimes.com)
    Comcast Corp. promised amid criticism Wednesday to stop immediately recording the Web browsing activities of its 1 million high-speed Internet subscribers.
  • Millionaire Displaced in ABC Shuffle (B&C)
    ABC has reshuffled its Monday- and Wednesday-night schedules and has pulled another weekly installment of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire off the air.
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