Just as the massive adoption of Apple's iPad and powerful apps has threatened Google's open-source Web stranglehold, the just-emerging HTML5 program language will change the media landscape for producers and marketers.
Television's program development system remains largely devoid of core incubator creativity, where cost-effective risk and failure can render something new.
News Corp.'s intense focus throughout the hacking scandal is on salvaging the Murdoch empire and a second pass at acquiring the 61% of BSkyB it doesn't own. The tattered Fifth Estate is being treated like mere collateral damage.
Facebook's Skype deal exemplifies new apps and strategic alliances aimed at using the social network to create a marketing and entertainment video-sharing economy worth billions.
Facebook is quickly moving to leverage its more than 600 million global active users (70% are outside the U.S.), 50 million active mobile users and $85 billion private-market value. It's geared up to drive social marketing and commerce.
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