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  • Mobile Marketing Company Velti Acquires Ad Infuse
    Signaling ongoing consolidation within mobile advertising, London-based mobile marketing company Velti on Tuesday announced its acquisition of mobile ad startup Ad Infuse. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. ...
  • Microsoft Raises $3.75 Billion, But For What?
    For the first time in its history, Microsoft Corp has sold bonds to investors, raising $3.75 billion. Due to its stellar credit rating, the software giant was able to se ...
  • Cablevision Won't Sell Madison Square Garden Unit
    Cablevision sought to quash speculation Monday that it might sell its Madison Square Garden unit that includes the New York Knicks and Fuse network. The company board may consider ...
  • A Wolf in Google Killer's Clothing
    The search industry sits on the cusp of many innovations. The latest: the computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha expected to launch within a week. It's based on the software program Mathemati ...
  • Mobile Startup Medialets Gets $4 Million
    Medialets is among a bevy of startups banking on the growth of advertising tied to iPhone and other mobile applications. The New York-based company launched less than a year a ...
  • NBC Digital Shifts into High Gear
    NBC Digital Networks has tapped High Gear Media, a publisher of automotive digital media, to develop original content for its online properties, Online Media Daily has learned. n addition, Hi ...
  • Appssavvy Adds Social App Clients
    Appssavvy, which connects brands and agencies with application developers, has announced new partnerships with six prominent social media developers. They include Circle of Moms; LivingSocial, which currently has the mo ...
  • Twitter Not For Sale
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  • Iger: Hulu Deal Won't Compromise Other Businesses
    Following a "healthy debate" internally, Disney finally decided that Hulu's surging popularity and ability to monetize its content were reason enough to join the video venture from News Corp. a ...
  • Why Microsoft Needs to Buy Twitter
    Silicon Alley Insider's Nicholas Carlson offers five reasons why Microsoft, which is sitting on a pile of cash, should offer "whatever it takes" to buy Twitter. Most estimates peg t ...
  • CBS Interactive Hears the Music
    To better align existing assets, CBS Corp. on Tuesday announced the formation of the CBS Interactive Music Group. The new unit brings together CBS's digital music properties -- including C ...
  • Could Apple's Tree House Twitter?
    The who's-going-to-buy-Twitter rumor mill began churning Tuesday -- this time with the news that Apple has offered Twitter $700 million in cash. Both TechCrunch and Valleywag claim to have acce ...
  • Google, Apple, Microsoft, News Corp, All Eyeing Twitter
    Google, Apple, Microsoft and News Corp. are all poking their noses around Twitter, reports Kara Swisher. "Because this is America, a bid for Twitter could come at any time a ...
  • Microsoft-Yahoo "Closer" Than Ever to Search Arrangement
    A Microsoft-Yahoo partnership, once described once described as being in "hot and heavy" talks by Kara Swisher, is now "closer than it has even been," according to one of h ...
  • Ad.com Domain Fetches $1.4 Million
    Brands have nothing on generic names when it comes to owning a hot Internet address. Ad.com fetched $1.4 million at a recent auction held by Los Angeles-based domain name registrati ...
  • Microsoft Teams Up With Celebrity Athletes
    Brand Affinity Technologies--which is in the business of matching mostly pro athletes with online advertisers--has announced Microsoft Advertising as its first preferred online publisher portal. Launched in beta late la ...
  • Report: AP, Google Talks Going Nowhere
    Associated Press CEO Tom Curley made comments this week that suggest the talks between the AP and Google about content and compensation issues can't be going too well, says Forbe ...
  • Disney's Anne Sweeney: The Hulu Interview
    PaidContent.org's Staci D. Kramer interviews Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, following the announcement that Disney would take an equity stake in Hul ...
  • Disney-Hulu Deal is Ominous for YouTube
    The deal between Hulu and Disney yesterday doesn't bode well for YouTube's revenue sharing business model, says Dow Jones' Scott Morrisson. The search giant is under mounting pressure to a ...
  • Microsoft Hunting for Online Sales Head
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  • Disney Buys Into Hulu
    Count Disney in. The Walt Disney Co. is joining NBC Universal, News Corp. and Providence Equity Partners as a joint venture partner and equity owner of the popular online vid ...
  • Deal With The UAW Could Prevent Chrysler Bankruptcy
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  • Ford Reportedly Wants Dealer Concessions
    The Detroit News reports that Ford wants dealers to make concessions that could save the company $600 million a year. The newspaper reports that Ford wants to cut costs ...
  • Digital Startups Face Funding Obstacles
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Tough times for digital start-ups--and those that need necessary financing--will continue for the better part of 2009. Venture-capital money for digital companies sank to $28 billion ...
  • Media Deals Attract Vulture Investors
    For vulture investors like Carl Icahn, Charlie Ergen, Carlos Slim and John Malone, media debt is a siren song. They are buying up media companies' debt not to save struggli ...
  • Pricewaterhouse: Media Deals Slow Dramatically, No Rescue In '09
    Media transactions slowed to their lowest level in years in 2008--with much more dire news to come, reports PricewaterhouseCoopers. A total of 1,000 deals were completed in 2008, down 1 ...
  • Sporty Spice
    Gaining the rights to post "premium" content from the National Basketball Association, the Professional Golfers' Association, and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (all managed by Time Warner ...
  • Hooking Up
    Media deals in 2010 will reposition companies for the digital playing field, eliminate the weak by consolidating the strong, redefine values and lead to the formation of new business model ...
  • Queen Carl Aproxymately
    In a blog post in July, investor-pirate Carl Icahn dishes about how he was able to secure seats on Yahoo's board of directors for himself and two of his buddie ...