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Hillary Clinton and Web 2.0
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Either someone smart is working with Senator – and would-be POTUS – Hillary Clinton, or she is a lot hipper to the Web 2.0 jive than I might have thought.

TMZ.com Makes Move To TV

The popular online entertainment celebrity site TMZ.com will soon be a daily television show starting in the fall. Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and the Fox Owned Television Stations have joined together for the multi-year deal. The show will simply be called TMZ.

Viacom Turned Off By YouTube Clone

It seems that the major broadcast networks idea to create a rival to the popular video-sharing site YouTube could be in jeopardy. As reported earlier in the week NBC Universal, Fox, CBS and Viacom were all in discussions about creating a video site that could compete with YouTube. That all could change.

YouTube Could Have Rival

The major broadcast networks are reported to be in serious talks about creating a site that would rival the popular video sharing site YouTube. As I reported last week the networks are hoping to create a site that would directly compete with YouTube. An announcement on such a deal could come as early as this week.

Networks Want Their Own YouTube

Old media is slowly waking to see the potential of online video content. CBS is a good example of this. Back in October YouTube launched a channel for CBS that has developed into a successful partnership between old media and new media. CBS has uploaded close to 300 clips since November to YouTube. Around 15 million people have viewed the clips.

Advertisers Avoid Sites With Pirated Material

Copyright infringement is not just a concern for copyright holders but for advertisers as well. Smaller advertisers are especially cautious when it comes to video sharing sites. They fear being associated with clips that maybe violating copyright laws.

Quality Score Questions for Nick Fox, Google

I talked with Nick Fox, Senior Product Manager for Ads Quality at Google, to get caught up on the latest issues relating to Quality-Based Bidding.

Fox Dumps Non-MySpace Intermix Pieces

One of the people behind the original deal that placed MySpace in the Fox Interactive Media collection of websites has reacquired most of the parts of Intermix from MySpace’s new ownership.

Downloading TV Shows Leads To More Watching

CBS has released results of a poll that indicate viewers who download TV shows watch more TV than the average viewer. The poll shows that half of the users downloaded programs they had never seen and later became fans of those programs.

Interview With Google’s Adam Lasnik

Spotlight on Search – Interview with Google’s Adam Lasnik

Fox, Yahoo! Share Lead In US Video Streams

Though Yahoo! has the largest video streaming audience (but just barely), Fox Interactive Media streams 20 percent of the US-initiated videos on the Internet, according to comScore. YouTube, just 21 months old, is third all around.

MySpace Goes To The Movies

It isn’t just for promoting films anymore; News Corp and Fox Interactive Media plan to offer movie downloads on its websites like MySpace and IGN.

Googles Big Deals

Google’s had some big deals the last week, and I’m going to lay them out quickly for anyone who didn’t read about them elsewhere while I was gone.

Google Snares Fox In Exclusive Net Deal

Hot on the heels of news of Google’s agreement to run MTV Networks’ videos on its AdSense network, Google has announced a blockbuster deal that will have it powering search and keyword targeted ad sales on MySpace and other Fox Interactive Media properties.

MySpace Movie Marketing

Over this past weekend I was watching TV when a commercial for the new movie John Tucker Must Die came on.

MySpace Media Safety Campaign Launches

News Corp. launched a major media campaign today hoping that young people on MySpace will stop doing stupid things that gets the company sued. Well, that’s not how they put it.

NBC Sweeps Online Market In May

For the four-week period ending May 27th, NBC led all four major broadcast networks in attracting Internet users to its web properties.

Why SimplyHired Was A Good Choice For Fox
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The decision by Fox Interactive Media and Foundation Capital to drop $13.5 million into SimplyHired is an interesting one in light of the website’s competition, who boasts more traffic. According to Hitwise, SimplyHired.com brings in only a third of traffic rival job site Indeed.com.

Fox, Affiliates Sharing Web Revenue

Reruns of “The Simpsons” will yield a 12.5 percent cut of the revenue generated online from those shows and other Fox programs.

MySpace Gets Safety PSAs & MS Employee

News Corp., being very proactive to protect its jewel of the web MySpace.com, has teamed up with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Advertising Council to provide public service announcement (PSA) banner ads promoting online safety across MySpace.com and other Fox media.

B-Ball Fans Fast Break To Madness Sites
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Thanks to CBS’ decision to broadcast games via the Web, nearly 10 million people flocked to sports-related websites on the first day of March Madness, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. The largest increase was during working hours, where employees could watch at their desks.