Drumbeat

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…

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

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

3 thoughts on “Drumbeat”

  1. 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

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