"Users of the service will also be encouraged to edit and contribute entries on "ParentPedia", which, like the Wikipedia web site, will combine advice from experts with contributions from internet users."
"Fox News, ESPN, USA Today, the New York Times and other big media brands with mobile Web sites are fast-tracking plans to add advertising to their mobile sites...."We think this will be a big business for us down the road."
"NBC Universal's Bravo is acquiring the snarky, TV-junkie Web site TelevisionWithoutPity.com. It joins Bravo's other sites including BrilliantButCancelled.com. Co-founders ... will expand the site's content to include more shows."
"Shop DC, an online shopping and fashion guide, is being acquired by the Washington Post Co.'s interactive division. The site, founded by University of Maryland student Zoey Rawlins, is being relaunched as DC Scout."
"Wired magazine is overhauling its Web site following the reuniting of the print and online versions of the brand last year by Conde Nast. Deeper integration with Reddit, which was acquired in October 2006, is expected."
"NYU professor Jay Rosen is launching AssignmentZero.com, a Web site that allows anyone to cover the news in conjunction with professional journalists... in conjunction with Wired magazine and NewAssignment.net. "We don't have a business model..."
"The Project for Excellence in Journalism plans to start a Blogger Index, which will survey several hundred blogs for quality of content and topic areas."
"vMix Media, an online video tech company, is launching an NBC channel that features promotional video clips of top shows "Heroes" and "30 Rock," as media companies seek outlets that also protect copyrights."
"A sure sign online video is growing up: Spam has arrived. Consumers are now running into clips on video-sharing sites that have nothing to do with what they searched for."
"AT&T is believed to have considered buying Yahoo, whose share price has been under pressure for some time."
"Google execs are said to be wanting to develop YouTube beyond a site for surfing videos into one that builds community around entertainment. Such a move could be "our worst nightmare...if "we don't get [paid] anything from it."
"Top Hollywood talent agency William Morris is teaming with [Narrowstep] to create broadcast-TV-quality programs that consumers can watch on PCs, cellphones and other devices. William Morris clients range from Jennifer Lopez to MySpace."
"The media industry shouldn't be taking down user-generated mashups that use copyrighted material, says Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig. "We can't stop kids from using" technology, he says. "We can only drive it underground."
"...traffic to the site has decreased since NBC launched the TV show "iVillage Live" in December. Newer community Web sites provide users social-networking tools."
"The AP reports that comScore “is now reporting on site ‘visits’ - defined as the number of times a person returns to a site with a break of at least a half-hour.”