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GOOGLE and YAHOO have delayed their search advertising deal. Both companies, whom agreed to delay implementing the deal until October, have decided to postpone the deal a little more while they work with the Department of Justice. The search ads deal, which has been unpopular with advertisers and search competition, has come under DoJ and EU scrutiny as the pairing counts for over 82% of the search ads business.

DREAMWORKS and PARAMOUNT announced a separation agreement on Sunday. The former team will divide up its 200 projects amongst each other, while remaining partners on nearly 30-40 projects. The split comes as Dreamworks head Steve Spielberg is in the process of starting a new company with $550 million in equity from India’s Reliance BIG Entertainment and another $700 million, possibly from JP Morgan Chase & Co.

FACEBOOK co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is leaving the company. Moskovitz, along with star engineer Justin Rosenstein, one of the first employee’s Facebook scooped from Google, will concentrate on a new startup. Moskovitz and Rosenstein are the latest Facebook higher-ups to jump ship before the company begins allowing employees to sell portions of their Facebook shares at Facebook’s internal accounting valuation.

In another instance of “don’t-believe-everything-you-read-on-the-internet”, Steve Jobs was not rushed to the hospital the other day, complaining of chest pains. The rumor began on CNN’s iReport site, a video site for citizen journalists, which claimed that Jobs had been rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack. The story gained traction on DIGG and TWITTER, and others, like Silicon Valley Insider, picked it up as both an important story and an important indicator of the power of citizen journalism. Well, it ended up being neither, just another internet hoax, debunked by Apple’s spokesperson. Just another reminder, don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

Plus, today’s consulting question, “How serious are Misty May’s injuries and do you really think Dancing with the Stars will bring back Kim Kardashian?” Shelly has the answer on today’s MediaBytes.

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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