Not much time to comment, but here's a list of what has crossed on my radar screen so far today.
Big Media Just Wants to Relate
Business Week: Social-networking sites are so popular that advertising companies are spending big bucks to buy their way into the business
The Internet is old news and boring.. Deal with it
Mark Cuban: The Internet is Boring. Its old news.
Yahoo! cries foul as MySpace pulls top ranking
Mail&Guardian Online: The MySpace website deemed a virtual clubhouse where teenagers bare details of their lives has eclipsed internet oldster Yahoo! as the most popular website in the United States, a research firm said on Tuesday.
Guest post: Advice for Rocketboom from a pro
BuzzMachine: Iím not one to run guest posts at Buzzmachine. I have an overdose of blather all by myself. But when I can get someone who wrote for two of my all-time favorite shows, Letterman and Cheers, to write for me, well, I couldnít pass that up.
Online Video: The Market Is Hot, but Business Models Are Fuzzy
On July 11, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment became just the latest media giant to put its heft behind a small startup, as the white-hot online video market has players both big and small placing bets on digital distribution. Add up the venture capital dollars funding online video startups, the technology advances, the willingness of established players like ABC, CBS and NBC to try new distribution models and the increasing web viewership, and it's clear that the video market is at an inflection point, say experts at Wharton and media research firms. However, several questions remain: What will ultimately become of all the wheeling and dealing in the online video market? What are the most important technologies needed to expand online video? Can online video startups find viable business models? And aren't all parties simply hedging their bets since it's unclear which online video distribution models will win?
Thursday, July 13, 2006