MediaBytes – 04/20/07

The NEW YORK TIMES, GANNETT, and TRIBUNE CO. all announced first-quarter results. The Times profits fell 26%. Gannett profits were down 10.5%. Tribune showed no profit — losing $15.6 Million.

GOOGLE acquired Marratech’s video conferencing software. The software provides document-sharing and communication via video, text, and VoIP. It will compete with Cisco’s WebEx.

COMCAST urged the FCC not to expand “must-carry” rules to the digital realm.

MTV will syndicate mtvU across college newspaper web sites. The channel will provide a player that is themed for each particular school.

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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