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Buy cable - look out for the DVR.....

So, the new NPI cable memo seems to be getting around.  If you have not checked it out, click here.

Hot on the heels of our release yesterday, comes this story from MSNBC on how fox is trying to thwart the coming era of TiVo and DVR's.  I have a feeling this is going to be a long battle.... 

So you want to be a video star...

Hey, people are watcing - 100 million you tube downloads per day. Did we mention, that was - per day! You know it's you. Procrastinating at work, again. You should be ashamed.

Read here.

Cable v. Broadcast in the WSJ today

Good piece in the WSJ today on the continuing discussion about the use of cable tv v. broadcast tv in politics.  Check it out here.  It's in the free section, so you will be able to view it without registering.

Ocean Energy

This has got nothing to do with politics and technology but it's cool - check out the front page NYT business section article on world wide efforts to harness ocean waves for energy: Energy from the Restless Sea

Not to be outdone in the irony category, the story appears next to another about Congress loosening offshore oil drilling restrictions. mmmm....?

Since Inconvienent truth, I am a little obsessed with global warming.

New Yahoo homepage

Check out the new yahoo homepage when you have a moment. It's pretty video heavy for yahoo and the featured area of the page is all video - entertainment, life, sports news etc...I assume this is why they hired leadership out of CBS awhile back.

If you want to have a little fun - check out the show "#9." It's like watching E! online. The future of TV is here.


MySpace is #1

Last week, my space officially became the most popular website in America.

"MySpace commands 4.46 percent of all visits, according to new research by Hitwise. That's a greater market share than Yahoo's email service (4.42 percent), Yahoo's home page (4.25 percent), and Google (3.89 percent)."

"Within the social networking sphere, MySpace's dominance is uncontested with fully 79.9 percent of the total number of visits. The next biggest network is Facebook (7.5 percent share), followed by Xanga (3.8 percent)."

You can read the full story here - free subscription.

Would love to hear thoughts about the new online social networking tools and the presidential campaign in 08?

New Commercial ratings system for TV networks

There is a story in Ad Age this morning - free subscription - about how the TV Networks will be altering the data used to determine cost for upfront ad buys for next season to account for DVR's and commercial skipping....interesting development.

Murdoch and MySpace

If you have not had a chance to check it out yet, read the new Wired cover story on Rupert Murdoch, MySpace and News Corp. Murdoch, a 75 year old conservative republican, starts the interview with this....

“To find something comparable, you have to go back 500 years to the printing press, the birth of mass media – which, incidentally, is what really destroyed the old world of kings and aristocracies. Technology is shifting power away from the editors, the publishers, the establishment, the media elite. Now it’s the people who are taking control.”

It's a fascinating read and good insight into an old media company trying to get ahead in the new world.

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