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Clear Channel’s Bob Pittman on Facebook, Ryan Seacrest and More (Video)

Video hasn’t killed the radio star.

At least that’s the position of Bob Pittman, who also just so happens to run the largest radio company in the United States.

The Clear Channel chief and former AOL executive took to the D: Dive Into Media stage on Tuesday to explain how the company plans to stay relevant. Chief among the strategies are partnerships with Facebook and other companies.

The company is also striking some new deals, including a partnership Tuesday with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

And, of course, he shared a few thoughts about his old company, AOL, and where it is headed under Tim Armstrong.

Here are the video highlights:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus