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February 13, 2012
Last year's shuttering of the News of the World -- and the implicit message that Rupert Murdoch felt he could surgically excise an isolated cancer and be done with it -- now seems folly.
February 06, 2012
Yesterday OK Go expanded its incomparable viral-video oeuvre with "Needing/Getting," excerpts of which appeared in a Super Bowl ad for Chevy Sonic.
February 01, 2012
A video titled "I Love Sonic" was posted on YouTube yesterday, but it's exploding today after landing on Reddit's home page.
January 30, 2012
As Ad Age's "Media Guy," it's technically my job to try to make sense of the media world. Here's a quick download of what I've figured out lately.
January 16, 2012
When one site picks up the information of another site that got it from yet another source, web reporting becomes little more than a game of telephone.
January 10, 2012
We know Apple's newsstand helps sales of magazines' app editions. Here's an example of a promising new channel for print-subscription sales: daily-deals sites.
January 04, 2012
Remember American Media's oddball deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger? It seems like the Kardashians do.
December 13, 2011
Facebook is the means for more than half of all sharing across the web, data from sharing platform AddThis suggest. Twitter is much smaller but grew 577%.
December 12, 2011
From Bill Keller vs. Arianna Huffington to a sassy teen tweeter, the best battles of 2011.
December 09, 2011
People most often use Read It Later to save how-to articles, but what do they actually read later? Usually passions such as sports, news and gaming.
December 08, 2011
See the most-saved authors on Read It Later, which surpassed 4 million users yesterday.
December 05, 2011
Facebook is reportedly getting serious about floating an IPO that would value the company at $100 billion, and it's happening just as Facebook seems more focused on exploiting users in increasingly creepy ways.
November 14, 2011
If you're like me, you're super excited about the 100 new YouTube channels born of just-announced partnerships with professional content producers. But it strikes me that YouTube's new partnerships miss out on one huge and growing genre of professionally produced content: the corporate apology video.
October 24, 2011
As journalistic beats go, I suppose that covering a bunch of protesters camped out in a park is not exactly a plum assignment -- especially if you've decided in advance that they'll have no traction. Consider, specifically, The New York Times.
October 14, 2011
If you were looking for an excuse to quit Facebook, now you've got five new ones: Chad, Pete, Brayden, Nico and KX. They are Heart2Heart, here singing "Facebook Official."
October 10, 2011
Do you wish you could get the kind of "bad" publicity for your product or service that has been heaped on Ben & Jerry's in response to their recent Schweddy Balls ice cream? Well, now you can!
October 06, 2011
Given the choice between print or digital subscriptions to The Economist at the same discounted price, Groupon buyers today are choosing print by a ratio of more than five to one.
October 03, 2011
Here's how the most-viewed shows stack up by social media measures -- and why it matters.
October 03, 2011
As Facebook introduces "frictionless" media sharing, epic Timelines for every user and continuing "engagement" land-grabs beyond, Mark Zuckerberg's dorm-room project is becoming, quite simply, the media world's black hole, and effectively devaluing the rest of the non-Facebook web in the process.
September 26, 2011
Eric Schmidt's successor has shown a laser-like focus on reviving the company's entrepreneurial culture and strengthening core businesses.