"And we didn't just watch, we also worked. Like crazy. We made Facebook profiles and Second Life avatars and reviewed books at Amazon and recorded podcasts."
"This year is the year that Internet video became mainstream, writes hedge fund manager Cody Willard. "And it is only
just beginning." While ABC, CBS and NBC are "all still around," Internet video will be "a growth business."
"The founders of Skype are close to launching a global broadband television service promising viewers, content owners and advertisers “the best of the internet with the best of TV”."
"Sony plans to launch a video downloading service for the PlayStation Portable. The decision... will allow PSP owners to download a film from the Internet to a PC and
then to transfer a version to a Sony device."
"The internet giant has held talks with Orange, the mobile phone operator, about a multi-billion-dollar partnership to create a 'Google phone' which makes it easy to search the web wherever you are."
"The so-called Mobile Media Group will be responsible for developing ringtones, games, videos and other content from its
various brands for supply to mobile phone carriers."
"The Media Bloggers Association is proposing new membership criteria that would require members take an online course with the U.S.-based Poynter Institute on legal issues related to blogging, among other training. The organization
boasts 1,000 members."
"The whole notion of "media" is now much more democratic, but what will the effect be on democracy? The danger just might be that we fail to meet the next great challenge ... because we are too busy celebrating ourselves."
"Video clips will encompass both business and headline news, and range in length from approximately 30 seconds to several minutes. Reuters will sell pre-roll ads
against the clips, mainly in 15-second spots."