Archive for December, 2009

Washington Times A Sign Of The Times

December 31, 2009
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The Washington Times, a 27 year old newspaper, is gutting its staff of 40% of their employees. The entire staff of photographers were terminated. Also, the sports section will be eliminated. “Our market-based, forward-looking plan is both a response to the recessionary economy, continued downward financial pressures on the news industry and our transition...
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TV Advertising In Trouble

December 29, 2009
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Free-to-view television programing could vanish. For over 60 years, network broadcasters have supported programming through commercial advertisements; however, several factors could be combining that make free TV a thing of the past. Cable, satellite and the Internet have fractured the networks’ audience. The downturn in the economy may be landing the final blow on...
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FTC Google-eyeing Google

December 25, 2009
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made a second request to Google for information about its proposed $750 million purchase of mobile phone marketer AdMob. It is another example of the government’s increased interest in Google’s advertising empire. “We know that closer scrutiny has been one consequence of Google’s success,” Paul Feng, Google product...
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Google Fined Over Copyright Violations

December 20, 2009
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Since 2004, Google has been scanning in millions of books and making them available to the public. Google says, “The Library Project’s aim is simple: make it easier for people to find relevant books – specifically, books they wouldn’t find any other way such as those that are out of print – while carefully...
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