"OMD, Others Hungry for Info on Tactic's Reach, Frequency"
"SmartAds utilize consumer data to personalize ads on the fly, ... to fit a specific user’s preference. In a test of the technology, Yahoo found that consumers clicked on SmartAds up to three times more frequently than traditional display ads."
"Broadband over electric-power line is capable of faster speeds than broadband currently available from cable and phone companies."
"The store will initially be accessible from links within the current Limewire program, and eventually achieve full integration."
"For an extra $2.99 per month, consumers will have access to 80 Sirius channels, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart Living, and Playboy content."
"A new, automated edit tracker is revealing that IP addresses associated with the NY Times and Fox News are being connected to changes made to the user-generated Wikipedia that either smear rivals or remove negative information from their entries."
"Conde Nast purchased Reddit last year, only to see it eclipsed by rival Digg. Even News Corp.'s buy of MySpace is "showing signs of uncertainty."
"HBOlab ... is developing projects for the Internet. Unlike the lavish productions on HBO's cable television service, the lab's video-clip offerings, such as "Runaway Joke of the Day," are closer in nature to YouTube."
"Niche cable channels are turning away from TV to the Internet. The shift illustrates how Web-based TV is becoming a more viable business route and offering a second chance to segments of old media."
"A unit of NBC Universal has signed a deal with start-up Hiro Media to enable ad-supported downloads, in a move that signals a willingness to allow its content onto peer-to-peer networks."
"Universal Music said it will allow digital tracks from thousands of albums by artists such as Sting, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder to be sold online without copy-protection technology for a limited time."
"Research indicated that in the highly fragmented world of the young male, the one constant was his phone. So that became the point of contact for a contest that rewarded consumers with concert tickets."
"Several publishers have been offering content for cell phone use and the iPhone, which ..., is an obvious outlet for an industry anxious to boost sales and keep up with the latest technology."
"Cell phones are the must-have concert accessory, offering free ringtones, concert tickets and backstage passes. Fans sign up to receive updates and information and to enter contests, allowing promoters to generate a whole new form of live-music income."