Consumer spending picking up steam

A slowdown in the number of newly unemployed citizens coupled with across-the-board improvement in consumer fundamentals has Deloitte Research thinking positive thoughts about future...

Lachlan Murdoch cashes out of News Corp.

Many readers of this item now have a larger stake in News Corporation than does Lachlan Murdoch. The CEO’s eldest son cashed out another...

Survey: Americans ‘Yelling’ Healthcare can wait, Fix Economy

Reports this morning, 12/9/09, saying Senate Democrats reaching broad agreement with health-care as Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is again reported stating that there is compromise...

Afghanistan, economy dominate news coverage

All five media measured by the Project for Excellence in Journalism agreed that during the week of 11/30/09-12/6/09, the top two stories were Afghanistan...

NPR unveils new mobile app; android news app

NPR announced two major mobile launches — a redesigned and expanded mobile NPR.org for users of web-enabled devices, and an NPR News app for...

Economy a factor in 2010 political spend

Republicans have a positive view of the 2010 midterms and are ready to take the offensive. And if the economy stays sour it will...

Sum Value of Zero

I’ve been in the business of broadcast, advertising and marketing for 48 years. Approximately 17 of those years was spent in broadcasting so...

GameSpot partners with Raptr

GameSpot (www.gamespot.com/) announced a partnership with Raptr (http://raptr.com), a free service that makes it easier to play games with your friends. Under the partnership,...

FCC moves ahead on new ownership form

The new biennial report, Form 323, is finally going to be available Wednesday 12/9/09, and the FCC expects them to be filled out –...

Apple buys LaLa

Apple has agreed to buy a four-year-old streaming music provider, Lala, of Palo Alto, CA, reports The NY Times. Lala allows users to store...

Regent headed to Nasdaq delisting hearing

Regent Communications was first notified by Nasdaq in August 2008 that it faced possible delisting because its stock was not trading above the minimum...

Arbitron, comScore, Omniture to provide Olympics measurement

Arbitron announced that together with online marketing research and analytics companies comScore and Omniture, it is collaborating with NBC Sports...

Comcast's Fancast Jumps to Top 3

comScore announced its October numbers, and Fancast has jumped to #3 in the TV Entertainment category with 11.3 million unique visitors (almost double the...

Thom Hartmann now airing on TV

Nationally syndicated Thom Hartmann is now being carried on Free Speech TV (www.freespeech.org). FSTV reaches 30 million US homes and airs full time on...

Analysts generally favorable to Comcast-GE deal

Wall Street gave a thumbs-up to Comcast for its deal to acquire a 51% stake in NBC Universal – not to mention its simultaneous...

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