The Business Model for All Those Exploding TVs

Lost Remote reports on Time Warner testing an AdWords like system of its own (via Cnet). Remember my Tivo scenario?!…

As Seen On Tv-TmLost Remote reports on Time Warner testing an AdWords like system of its own (via Cnet). Remember my Tivo scenario?!

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Is Orion Important? Ask Ask!

So the world buzzed today with news that Google hired the fellow behind a search technology called Orion. (That's the guy, an Israeli-Aussie transplant PhD student named Ori Allon, to the left, as shown in the Sydney Morning Herald. Looks like he's well on his way to …. er……..

OrionSo the world buzzed today with news that Google hired the fellow behind a search technology called Orion. (That’s the guy, an Israeli-Aussie transplant PhD student named Ori Allon, to the left, as shown in the Sydney Morning Herald. Looks like he’s well on his way to …. er….. an Industry Standard rooftop!)

Besides buttressing the ongoing industry mythology that “if you write a neat algorithm you’ll be rich and famous,” which, after all, is true at least one time out of googol, the move has spurred many to speculate that Google is hedging its bets against Ask-like features, such as Zoom (click on the binoculars), just in case they take off. Ask Zoom

From the piece:

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Updated: Set Bugs Free 2: YouTube v Google Video

A reader just sent me a note saying hey man, the BEST Bugs cartoon is Rabbit of Seville. So I go to YouTube to remind myself of this classic. But…it's DOWN!!! That's, what, three days it's been down (since my rant on Friday)???? Update: YouTube has the cartoon (illegal,…

Mar2A reader just sent me a note saying hey man, the BEST Bugs cartoon is Rabbit of Seville. So I go to YouTube to remind myself of this classic. But…it’s DOWN!!! That’s, what, three days it’s been down (since my rant on Friday)???? Update: YouTube has the cartoon (illegal, is my guess), and was not down – I had a caching issue), so I’m changing the headline of this post.

What is up with that? So I go to Google Video — NOTHING. I go to regular old Google, and here’s info. But can I play it in real time, can I get my fix RIGHT NOW? No, I can’t. I can order a g’damn DVD (no thanks), but I can’t play the damn thing. WHY?!

I swear to God, if we could just harness this, pay for it with advertising in real time, with cross promotions, shit, just the value of cross promotion to Warner/Time Warner/etc. would be worth it….and would it cut into DVD sales? NO!!!! It’d probably promote them!!!

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Disney: Business Model on Its Head…

Now, we expect to hear Jeff saying Television is exploding, and Fred of course, originator of the meme. But the Journal saying this:? Walt Disney Co.'s decision to offer some of its most popular ABC and Disney Channel shows on the Web free of charge sent various segments of…

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Now, we expect to hear Jeff saying Television is exploding, and Fred of course, originator of the meme. But the Journal saying this😕



Walt Disney Co.’s decision to offer some of its most popular ABC and Disney Channel shows on the Web free of charge sent various segments of the TV business racing to their corners yesterday to sort out the implications of a move that could turn a decades-old business model on its head.

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The Search: Portugues

No link is up yet, but The Search is going Brazilian (as well as Portugal, of course)… I am thrilled by all this – the book has been translated in nearly 20 languages now. Update: I'm a moron. Of course this is just Portugal, thanks Markus. Brazil's been out…

No link is up yet, but The Search is going Brazilian (as well as Portugal, of course)…

The Search Peq

I am thrilled by all this – the book has been translated in nearly 20 languages now.

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This Boring Headline Is Written for Google

One of the great self referential headlines, in that it not only is a headline, it's a headline about headlines in a paper which is also the subject of the story. Head hurt yet? Well, turns out, the NYT is NOT the subject of the story, but it should…

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One of the great self referential headlines, in that it not only is a headline, it’s a headline about headlines in a paper which is also the subject of the story. Head hurt yet?

Well, turns out, the NYT is NOT the subject of the story, but it should have been. Because if you think the folks at the Times Digital aren’t thinking about optimizing their stories for Google, well, you’re foolin’ yourself.

Regardless of how odd it might have been to report on himself, Steve Lohr has written a piece about how newspapers are now thinking about how Google might parse the paper’s headlines, and how it’s changed the art of headline writing. The lead of the story:



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Cnet Says: Click Fraud Won’t Go Away

Maybe the truth is, stories about click fraud won't go away….HIghlights: A lack of clear standards for determining what is a fraudulent click, or some sort of third-party clearinghouse to monitor the situation, means some advertisers believe they can't do much more than head to the courts when they…

Maybe the truth is, stories about click fraud won’t go away….HIghlights:

A lack of clear standards for determining what is a fraudulent click, or some sort of third-party clearinghouse to monitor the situation, means some advertisers believe they can’t do much more than head to the courts when they think there’s a problem….

…Some experts say the solution is to have an independent auditor that would use data from the search engines and advertisers to determine in a neutral environment whether clicks are fraudulent.

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SET BUGS FREE!!

Tonight I created a folder in my email called "TV". I sent "share this video" emails (using YouTube, which is down right now for maintenance so I can't link to it ) to myself of cartoons I found that I loved, and that my daughter loved. A way to…

Tv Folder

Tonight I created a folder in my email called “TV”. I sent “share this video” emails (using YouTube, which is down right now for maintenance so I can’t link to it ) to myself of cartoons I found that I loved, and that my daughter loved. A way to create an index that I can control, so that nothing, er, odd makes it to my kids’ eyes. But now, when my kids want to watch a cool cartoon (like, say, Bugs’ playing baseball (Google video), perhaps the most important cartoon since, well, Bugs and the dream of Frankenstein), well, they will see me bring it up on my computer, via this folder or a simple keyword search. Nope, I’m not using Comcast video on Demand. NOPE, I’m not popping in a DVD. I’m….wait for it….DOING A SEARCH!!!

Now…tell me this medium isn’t changing how we understand ourselves. This is why I love this industry.

Pirate Bugs

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The Friday Update

Yahoo updates MyWeb. I really think the concepts are sound here. And I still think the concepts are ahead of the community. For now. The Base rollouts continue. Read/Write has a nice list. MSN Search goes down. Zimbra gets nearly $15 million in funding. Holy sh*t. Might this be…

Yahoo updates MyWeb. I really think the concepts are sound here. And I still think the concepts are ahead of the community. For now.

The Base rollouts continue. Read/Write has a nice list.

MSN Search goes down.

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Google Wins SF WiFi Contract with Earthlink

The most important part of this deal is the detail on how the money gets made (patent details). More from MSNBC on the money angle here….

The most important part of this deal is the detail on how the money gets made (patent details).

More from MSNBC on the money angle here.

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