MediaBytes – 04/04/07

MySpace will hold an online Presidential Primary vote next January. Most major candidates have created profiles on the social networking site. Barak Obama has the most MySpace “friends” by a very large margin. The FCC issued a statement, saying they would not reconsider the current ban on in-flight cell phone use. Notably, a soon to-be-released Continue Reading →

MediaBytes – 04/03/07

Google will begin selling television ads for EchoStar’s satellite television service.  Spots will be awarded to winners of online auctions, with Google taking a commission on each ad sale. Lost Remote ran an “over the top” experiment.  Blogger Cory Bergman attempted to spend one week watching only content purchased from the iTunes  store.  It cost Continue Reading →

MediaBytes – 04/02/07

EMI will begin selling DRM-free music via online music retailers.  On iTunes, higher-quality DRM-free tracks will cost $1.29.  iTunes will continue to sell DRM-ed songs for $.99 cents, at the current (lower) bitrate. Viacom has been drawing some heat for linking to YouTube videos from Viacom-controlled blogs.  The company has sued YouTube for $1 Billion, Continue Reading →

MediaBytes – 03/28/07

Microsoft is reportedly seeking to buy DoubleClick, to bolster its online advertising business.  The Wall Street Journal reports a price in the range of $2 Billion. LG has announced a deal with Google, that will bring the search giant’s software to mobile phones.  Services will include mobile versions of Blogger, Google Maps, and Gmail.  This Continue Reading →

MediaBytes – 03/27/07

GigaOM reports from the CTIA Wireless conference, in Orlando.  They reveal a few choice details about Sprint’s WiMAX service, after speaking with a Sprint Senior VP.  They have also posted a thorough overview of newly-announced phones. NewTeeVee provides a quick review of the benefits of Brightcove.  The video streaming service has gained a strong client Continue Reading →