"NATPE Speakers Bemoan Consumer Reticence to Embrace Video Phones"
"A growing "soccer mom audience" for accessing content legitimately on new devices is giving media companies pause, says Jupiter Research analyst Todd Chanko."
"Newspapers are plotting Web initiatives to save themselves, even though "my kids wouldn't know a newspaper from a black-and-white television," writes Jim Cramer of TheStreet.com. Teen-agers, however, "won't be able to resist" the new iPhone from Apple."
""There is very little opportunity to monetize" user-generated videos, because advertisers are not always comfortable with their content, and "there is no scarcity value."
"NBC plans to build "official communities/fan sites" around all of its television shows, according to a deleted blog post written by Sab Kanaujia, VP of Digital Innovation at NBC Digital Media. "
"Social media -- blogging, podcasting, message boards, online video, social networking -- is being adopted by the business world at a very fast rate, suggests a study of U.S. private companies by Massachusetts University."
"Time Inc. plans to cut more than 150 people, about half of them in editorial jobs across the company's best-known magazines, as it shifts resources to branded Web sites. ...one person report, write and fact-check an article."
"Gannett is holding Web-video training sessions for 320 people from 62 U.S. newspapers. Since the training began, more than 6,000 videos have been produced by Gannett papers. "
"The companies said they will share technology and resources to help bring more book content online with "comprehensive control," offering services including digital typesetting, production, warehousing, distribution and online marketing."
"Just as online music stores introduced the "rental" model to music listeners, it looks like we're finally getting beyond the rent / purchase model for online movies, with Netflix mixing things up with its new Watch Now feature."