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With Daily Show and Colbert, Hulu takes the trophy. Joost dead?

When NBC and Fox announced their ‘me too’ online video joint venture, Hulu, I was understandably skeptical. After all, Joost had already launched to much fanfare with top partners like Viacom’s MTV and Turner’s Cartoon Network. YouTube had quite a … Continue reading

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Driving: Lawyers, reporters and crackheads, oh my.

Sunday was a busy and good day, buoyed by City events and nice weather. Monday and Tuesday were a bit slow. As usual, I picked up a few lawyers going to or from work. (Work seems to always be the … Continue reading

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TV, online video ad buys approach convergence already enjoyed by end-users.

In the world of online buying of offline video ads, Google announced they’ve publicly released their experimental TV ad buying service. TV buying is now integrated with an advertiser’s existing AdWords buying interface, making buying as simple as they did … Continue reading

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Finally, I see a relevant advertisement on Facebook.

So, Facebook knows my favorite TV shows, my favorite authors, my favorite music, my zip code, telephone number, gender, age, work history, education history, friends and personal pictures. Given all this information, you’d think that Facebook would be able to … 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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DTV Transition ads are confusing, ineffective.

The National Association of Broadcasters has commissioned 30 second advertisements meant to warn consumers about the impending shift from analog to digital only television transmissions. This DTV transition will render analog TV over-the-air broadcasts — those received by TVs connected … Continue reading

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