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By - June 03, 2008

Two headlines grabbed my attention this morning, both in the “Dog Bites Man” category, but reassuring for those of us in the digital media space:

AP: Digital media growing fast, study says

and VNU: Web advertising to ‘defy’ economic crisis

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  1. Tom Nocera says:

    In that same category was a recent article in the NYTimes which quoted Hal Varian Google’s chief economist who described his company as not being “recession proof”, but said it was “recession resistant”.

    What I liked best was his concluding comments about the impact of weather on Google’s business. To paraphrase: Bad weather is good for Google as long as it isn’t too bad.” To which I will extrapolate that what is good for GOOG is good for The Whole Damn Net.

    Here is the link to the article:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/02/technology/02google.html?pagewanted=1&_r=4&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1212430075-iF/aN9UwRqwTEuWtyE/JiA

  2. nmw says:

    I agree, Tom: that article was noteworthy — though not because of weather forecasting, but rather because of Google’s “new & improved” measurement technique — see http://gaggle.info/post/60/is-google-a-basket-case

    :D nmw

  3. Konteyner says:

    thanks you that is all right. very nice Dog Bites Man : )