MediaBytes – 04/11/07

MySpace is currently blocking Photobucket Videos from user profiles. Photobucket has posted a response on its blog, asking users to submit complaints to MySpace.

TuneCore has found a niche in the new digital media marketplace. The company handles digital distribution for independent musicians. For a small annual fee, Tunecore will distribute albums to online retailers (such as iTunes) and collect payments. TuneCore delivers 100 percent of the revenue from digital sales to its clients.

The CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” has been actively embracing the web as a promotional tool. The show has created MySpace profiles and blogs for show characters. Extended scenes will soon be posted on the web, when the content is too racy for broadcast.

Yahoo and Viacom have struck an advertising pact. Yahoo will provide advertising for 33 Viacom web sites, using the new “Panama” advertising system.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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