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Watch Shelly’s commentary on the Daily Show’s increased ratings and why viewers are turning to comedy in a time of despair. Plus, Betsy K., a video editor in Houston, TX asks, “Why did T-Mobile drop the restrictions from its G1 data plan overnight?”

MYSPACE MUSIC is set to launch tonight, with EMI on board. The new platform will serve as an interactive jukebox, giving artists the ability to stream their catalog, as well as sell MP3’s through AMAZON. MySpace Music is 40% owned by the big 4, who will discount licensing fees for streaming music, in return for a cut of generated revenue.

YAHOO unveiled Apt, its new display ad platform. The simple display ad service will provide advertisers with leveraged behavioral data that will allow them to better target ads. The platform, already in use with SFGate.com, will expand to include Cox Newspapers and Scripps Newspaper before fully launching in 2009.

AT&T has extended its deal with the DISH NETWORK by one month. Earlier in the year, AT&T decided to terminate its contract for reselling Dish service at the end of the year. Analysts believe that the extended contract could mean that Dish has a better shot at keeping AT&T on-board as its number 1 reseller.

T-MOBILE has dropped the 1GB data plan max for GOOGLE’s G1.The phone, which will be available October 22, retails for $179 with a two-year service agreement. Instead of the data cap, T-Mobile plans on developing other restrictions to insure network reliability.

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 shellypalmer.com.



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