Social Is the New Black

"Social is the new black," asserted Ben Silverman, CEO, Electus, to Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood" in a lunchtime interview at yesterday's Social TV Summit at the Belair Country Club. The point is it goes with everything. Well, almost. Later…

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Brain Scans Predict Pop Music Hits

Research recently reported in Scientific American shows that work by Gregory Berns of Emory University supports the conclusion that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of brain activity while listening to music produce data that can predict subsequent sales. In particular,…

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New Research on Cross-Platform Video User Experience

At this week's Advertising Research Foundation annual Audience Measurement 6.0 conference, BIA/Kelsey presented a new research study on the cross-platform video User Experience ("UX") it conducted for the Council for Research Excellence. BIA/Kelsey reviewed well over 100 industry and academic…

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The Day the Email Died

No, this post is not about a server crash in the cloud nor about a tragic plane crash with Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens aboard. This is about a fast-breaking social trend that's crossing the workplace/personal barrier and…

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Radio Ink’s Tech Summit Recap

Radio Ink's "Radio Tech Summit" runs through today at Microsoft's Executive Conference Center in Mountain View, California. Media UK's James Cridland was the kick-off keynoter and asserted that "radio is not dead...but it must compete on content not platform." Cridland,…

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ILM East: Mobile CEO Roundtable

Lawrence Coburn, CEO and cofounder, DoubleDutch; Walt Doyle, president and CEO, Where; Ted Morgan, CEO and founder, Skyhook; and Annette Tonti, CEO, Mofuse took the stage for a CEO mobile panel to share their views of market trends and opportunities. The steep trajectory…

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Internet, Streaming Radio and the Cloud

Speaking at the Credit Suisse Global Media & Communications Convergence Conference held in Miami, Florida, this week, Ted Cohen (Tag Strategic), Harry DeMott (Raptor Capital Management) and Eyal Goldwerger (TargetSpot) all agreed with Cohen's assertion that localization, personalization and recommendation…

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ILM:10: Traditional Media, Revolutionary Thinking

Greg Gittrich, VP, digital media, and editor-in-chief, NBC Local Integrated Media, told ILM:10 attendees that with strong corporate support, NBC has extended a consistent voice and high-value content across platforms in a manner that develops a franchise in local markets.…

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ILM:10: The Big Money in Local

The big money in local looks to be in mobile, if ILM:10 panelists Kara Nortman, senior VP of publishing, CityGrid Media, and Dev Khare, VP, Venrock, have it right. Nortman said that mobile is consuming most of CityGrid's attention right…

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Mobile DTV Meets Another Milestone

What will it take to get a local television station-based mobile DTV service off the ground and running? Leading broadcast groups and networks may just be putting together the alchemy that will breathe life into the monster. Broadcasters across the…

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Marketplaces 2010: Small-Business Marketplaces

"What’s missing from online markets that offline markets have?" Jim Delli Santi from AlikeList sees that online markets need to develop better relationships, utility, transparency and establish ROI. Word of mouth drives trade. Consumers want to find the right business…

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