New York Times:
Google in Content Deal With Media Companies — Google built an empire delivering advertisements across the Internet, and now it plans to distribute content from media companies just as aggressively. — Google is working with Dow Jones & Company, Condé Nast, Sony BMG Music Entertainment …
Discussion: Beet.TV, PaidContent and Lost Remote
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Google expands video syndication network
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Reflections on the first decade of blogging — I ran into my old friend Dave Winer at the San Francisco airport on Wednesday last week. He was on his way to Boston for the Public Media Conference. We traded pictures and chatted over early morning (6:30 AM) coffee about developers …
Discussion: One By One Media, Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally, Adnans Sysadmin/Dev Blog, Joe Duck and 901am
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally: How I Keep up with Tech Topics
David Krug / 901am: Looking back at 10 Years of Blogging
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
EMI to Apple, Microsoft: Ditching DRM is going to cost you — Earlier this month it was widely reported that EMI was indeed ready to cast DRM into the dark abyss and earn the company the honorable status of being the first major music label to realize that DRM alienates honest customers.
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: EMI to Apple, Microsoft: Ditching DRM is going to cost you
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center — I was lucky enough to get in on the Gmail beta when it launched and I haven't looked back since. Even though I've had an account for almost three years and I get over 100 emails a day, I have chewed up only 18% of the generous 2.8 gigabytes of storage.
Discussion: Office Evolution
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution: Steve Rubel: Top five Gmail Hacks for info warriors
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Hollywood Disrupted — Reading through the LA Times, as I do before The Oscars every year, I came across a fantastic Op-Ed written by a respected Hollywood author by the name of Neal Gabler. The opinion piece, titled "The Movie Magic is Gone", explains how Hollywood is losing its place …
Discussion: robhyndman.com, Reel Pop, broadstuff, WebMetricsGuru, NewTeeVee, Los Angeles Times, Guardian Unlimited and Digital Markets
Hollywoodreporter / Reel Pop: The Internet flatters us with attention in a way that Hollywood no longer can
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD......
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Hollywood 2020 - reflecting on the Oscars
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee: Hollywood Disrupted, Indeed
Neal Gabler / Los Angeles Times: The movie magic is gone
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: The movie magic is gone
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets: Entertainment economy: Are YOU the new Hollywood?
Pranam Kolari / UMBC eBiquity:
The I's of the Blogosphere — The token "I" (1, 2) can provide interesting cues on the Blogosphere, other than signifying the obvious personal nature of blog posts. "I" sometimes use it to study the growth of the blogosphere (between David Sifry reports ofcourse), or just for fun …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
TiVo Desktop 2.4 public beta loosed, enables PC-to-TiVO transcoding — It's that time again folks, when you gleefully head on over to TiVo's website and download a new release of its desktop software to add more of those PC / TiVo integration features you love so dearly.
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny! and digg
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
When Unequals Try to Merge as Equals — HERE'S a tip about deal-making: When companies start talking about a "merger of equals," someone is usually getting the better deal. It is especially true in the proposed merger of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Discussion: Information Arbitrage
Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage: Three from the NYT: On Strategy, Culture and Boredom
New York Times:
Tribune Considering Late Offer From Real Estate Magnate — The Tribune Company, in discussions about its future, is weighing a proposal from Sam Zell, the Chicago real estate maverick and billionaire who sold his huge office development company this month for $39 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout ever.
Discussion: PaidContent, Lost Remote and LA Observed
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent: Tribune: Chicago Developer Zell's Last-Minute Proposal Gets Hearing
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Tribune considering late offer
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple iPhone Teaser Ad Airs During Oscars [Updatex3] — Apple aired their teaser ad for the Apple iPhone during the Oscars tonight. The ad has run multiple times during the Oscars. — The advertisement started with a collection of scenes from television and film with actors saying "Hello" on a telephone.
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Rex Hammock's weblog and digg
Pete Mortensen / Cult of Mac: First iPhone TV Spot Premiers in Oscars, Sucks
Simon Willison / Simon Willison's Weblog:
Six cool things you can build with OpenID — I've posted the slides from my Future of Web Apps talk on OpenID, minus the demo videos. I'm planning to put together a video that combines the slides, demos and audio once the official podcasts have been published.
Discussion: Loud Thinking
David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking: OpenID makes web identities real and appealing
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Gift Economy or Honeymoon? — Peter Brantley pointed to an interesting discussion on if:book entitled Gift Economy or Honeymoon? about the economic difference between a search engine like Google (or Google News) and a community content site like YouTube: … That's a key insight.
Oscar Nominations - Wordtracker Predictions — The movie and gossip columns today are awash with speculation on the Oscar nominations. Asking who will walk away with the prizes is great fun not only in the US but throughout the world. But is there anyway to really get an inside track?
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru, Joe Duck and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
BitTorrent's New Service To Launch Tomorrow; Service Rife With Restrictions — There are so many ironies in this that I feel bad for Cohen and his team: BitTorrent, the commercial company born out of the P2P software by the same name, is launching its service tomorrow, called BitTorrent Entertainment Network …
Discussion: Variety, GigaOM, I4U News and Webomatica
Ben Fritz / Variety: BitTorrent goes legit
Om Malik / GigaOM: 5 reasons BitTorrent Store won't sell