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If you've been following the Writers' Strike gripping Hollywood--and how can you not since it might be the single biggest entertainment business story of the year--or even if you're somebody who just watches TV, sickened that a strike will cut short your favorite shows like "Grey's Anatomy" or "24", you're not alone.
After Marc Andreessen, the Netscape and Opsware co-founder, posted some new media advice for his old media counterparts in Hollywood on his blog, his thoughts sent tongues wagging. I blogged about this Friday.
Google faces a federal patent infringement lawsuit by Northeastern University over technology used in its core Web search system, according to legal papers filed last week.
Apparently there are several Jane Wells' on the internet. There's me, there's my alter ego Fake Jane, there's a Jane Wells who blogs on liberal issues for The Huffington Post. And then there's a Jane Wells with a web site of her own that's, well, adult in nature for sure.
Ok, this is not funny. I don't watch that much TV, but every January I watch "24," and every Thursday night I watch "The Office." That is, I record them, I don't actually watch them live. This way I can skip through the ads, which, I guess, is part of the problem with making money in television these days.
You hear it? That strange hissing noise? Sssssssssssss. It's coming from the tech sector. What a mess. A lot of me says you knew this just had to happen, that some of the air had to come out of some of these shares. But this much?
Eric Starkman runs a corporate communications firm called Starkman & Associates, and he has a good, cynical sense of humor. That's even though his company describes itself in the sort of consultant-speak he should be mocking...
Yahoo mobile chief Marco Boerries is racing to lock down phone distribution deals that could deliver hundreds of millions of advertising customers before Google's own mobile strategy ever takes wing.
This year's best-performing stocks have the best-looking balance sheets, punctuating investors' diminished appetite for risk-taking in the wake of the credit and housing-market turmoil.
For some time now, the watchword in investing has been "value." As a result, some fund managers think, the prices of growth stocks have slid to bargain levels. Tom Ognar, portfolio manager of the four-star Wells Fargo Advantage Growth Fund, agrees.
Another big day for Google and its shareholders, thanks to Sanford C. Bernstein and its new $850 target on the stock. This of course comes a week after David Garrity at Dinosaur Research unleashed a $985 target.
Google will someday rule the world. Look, it’s true. I’m just saying this so when it happens you're not surprised. Apparently one of the top priorities of the Google Defense Department (the GD Dept.? The Googagon?) will be fighting SPAM! Email spam is, as we all know, like herpes—the best you can hope for is to keep it in check until the next erupt
Barry Diller's IAC plans to spin off HSN, which includes HSN TV and hsn.com; Ticketmaster; Interval International, which will include its CondoDirect unit; and LendingTree, which will include its RealEstate.com site.
Internet advertisers have fallen short of promised self-regulation in respecting Internet users' privacy, a Federal Trade Commission official said, even as one firm, Tacoda, said it decided to refrain from collecting some sensitive information.
Thanks to Tim J. for sending me a link to the BEST WEB SITE EVER (ok, I exaggerate): www.despair.com. On Despair.com, they take on the corporate motivational crud you've been forced to eat for years, like those posters which promise to stimulate 'Hope,' 'Success' and 'Teamwork', and turn them on their "corporate head," with a special twist.
Union officials say a strike by Hollywood writers will begin Monday morning unless a last-minute deal is reached over the weekend with studios on a new contract.
The internet never ceases to amaze and amuse with its ability to support any business idea, no matter how far-fetched. And advertisers keep lining up. The latest idea may be of help if you stayed out too late at a Halloween party and are too groggy to get to work.
As high drama grips the software industry, with investors watching every detail of Oracle's hostile bid for BEA Systems, there's another drama shaping up behind the scenes involving Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. While he makes headlines for what he's trying to buy, you might be even more interested in what he's trying to sell. His stock. Selling lots of it. Daily.
Just an update on the blog I brought you earlier in the week about Larry Ellison and his recent sales activity in Oracle shares. His breathtaking share-dumps are apparently continuing with 1 million more shares sold today.
Google cracked $700 a share this morning, just three weeks after surpassing $600 for the first time. Sure, as Google becomes more valuable, these $100 milestones will get easier to achieve, but you can't discount a 16% move by a company worth over $200 billion in under a month. It's significa