Tag Archives: media

MSFT eating YHOO is about display ads, not search.

Okay, we all know the big news: Microsoft wants Yahoo. In fact, it has been the only topic visible ‘above the fold’ of The New York Times’ tech page for the past few days. Michael Krasny whipped out a KQED … Continue reading

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Satellite TV: How did it start?

And now for something from the archives. Here’s a paper I wrote in March 2004 for Herb Terry‘s excellent history of telecommunications course about the initial failed implementation of direct broadcast satellite — the precursor to the miniature dishes many … Continue reading

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Media roundup: tripped out childhood memories and some good music

And now, some media worthy of your attention. Video Take some happy childhood memories, then trip out. This is what you get. First, Garfield. “Lasagna Cat” does live animation renditions of Jim Davis’ classic strips and then does a remix … Continue reading

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1 + 1 = 3 when online and traditional media outlets mix well. (Often they don’t.)

APM’s Marketplace reports the owners of The Weather Channel, Landmark Communications, are putting the channel up on the auction block. As Marketplace puts it, the forecast: lucrative. Porter Bibb, the head of an investment company that tried to purchase The … Continue reading

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A day in the life of… an ad agency minion?

On this blog, I often write a quick summary of what happens during my shift as a taxi driver in the City. Sometimes I’ll pick up friendly yuppies going to a baseball game. Sometimes I’ll pick up a transgender prostitute … Continue reading

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Correlation does not indicate causation.

The AP syndicated this article today claiming that “working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a ‘probable’ cause of cancer.” This is bullshit. This report, published by the World Health Organization, surely does NOT claim that working the … Continue reading

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