NBC intends to pull its TV shows from Apple's iTunes store, according to a report in today's New York Times. Currently, NBC shows like "Battlestar Galactica" and "Heroes," which Apple sells for $1.99 an episode, account for about 40% of all iTunes video downloads.
As Yahoo scrambles to revamp its business in a Web 2.0 world, the company continues to make key personnel changes. Yesterday, the company said that head of sales Gregory Coleman plans to exit.
As the rollout of municipal Wi-Fi is hitting some speedbumps in recent months, Earthlink is laying off 900 staff members, or almost half of its workforce.
Yahoo today is unveiling a host of new features for its popular e-mail program including, most significantly, the ability to send text messages to cell phones directly from email.
Online marketing execs might be pleased with YouTube's new "overlay" ads, but it's not clear that viewers feel likewise.
Former Viacom exec Tom Freston wasn't able to close a deal to buy MySpace, but the two companies have managed to partner for multi-media question and answer sessions with the presidential candidates.
Apple's iTunes faces some new competition on at least two different fronts.
Video sharing site Bolt has officially shuttered, after a deal to be acquired by GoFish unraveled two weeks ago. The original deal, which had GoFish buying Bolt for up to $30 million in stock, called for Bolt to settle a copyright infringement suit brought by Universal Music Group. When the Universal settlement fell through, so did the GoFish acquisition.
YouTube has argued for a while now that exposure on the video-sharing site helps TV networks far more than it hurts them. The company also made clear it intends to offer that argument in court, as it defends itself on copyright infringement charges brought by Viacom.
Today the Online Publishers Association issued a new study attempting to quantify people's changing online media habits. The group reports that people now devote more online hours to content than e-mail or other communications, marking a reversal from just four years ago.