• A Right-eous Site
    QTubeTV, which bills itself as the conservative YouTube, shows a flair for the sensational worthy of the New York Post. Its home page gives top billing to Michelle Malkin's "First They Came" video with the words "Banned on YouTube" in large red type.
  • Legal Aid
    Lawyers' ads may soon be as abundant as lawyer jokes. A deal between LexisNexis and online ad agency Spot Runner will allow law firms to create their own local ads using Spot Runner's TV commercial-building tools.
  • Don't Sweat the Slips
    Score one for Bono. A federal court last month ruled that "fleeting expletives" should not be judged as indecent speech. This ruling includes comments made by the Irish rocker and humanitarian during NBC's broadcast of the Golden Globes in 2003, in which he blurted out: "fucking brilliant."
  • eBay Adds to Its Auction Action
    For a century-old medium, radio sure is getting hot. Online giant eBay last month said it will let advertisers and agencies bid for radio advertising time through its Media Marketplace on most of the country's stations.
  • New Numbers, New Issues
    Come this fall, the first break in every primetime show on Telemundo will be limited to 60 seconds. The Spanish-language network is a small player, but it's "Power Pod" is a reaction to a groundbreaking shift in the buying and selling of TV time that is becoming the dominant issue for all networks in this upfront.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For
    Mark Cuban is enlisting the wisdom of crowds to generate original shows for his all-high-def channel HDNet. The brash billionaire began soliciting ideas for new shows on his Blog Maverick site in recent weeks out of frustration with the parade of knock-offs coming his way via traditional development methods.
  • Will 'Cool' Count?
    Will apple's new iphone do for multimedia mobile gadgets what the iPod did for portable music players? Probably not, according to a new study by technology research firm In-Stat.
  • Joost's Renaissance Man
    Is Internet TV startup Joost a technology company or a media network? The company's recent hiring of Michelangelo Volpi from Cisco Systems as chief raises that question.
  • Blame It on the Bossa Nova
    Taking branded entertainment to an extreme, New York ad agency mcgarrybowen has created a 15-minute online documentary to promote Brahma beer.
  • Calling All Sexy Geeks
    Discovery's viewers are smart and they like to know about things, the company's executives say. That's why Discovery has begun rolling out a series of 14 new made-for-mobile TV shows that dispense knowledge nuggets in three- to four-minute episodes.
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