ATD Gets Social With Liz Gannes (In Other Words, We Hired Her)

A few days ago, All Things Digital announced CNET senior writer Ina Fried was joining the staff to cover mobile for the site. Today, we complete a one-two punch with the hiring of Liz Gannes, who will be covering the critical social beat. She comes to us after an impressive stint as a senior writer from the terrific GigaOm Network.

ATD Gets Social With Liz Gannes (In Other Words, We Hired Her)

A few days ago, All Things Digital announced CNET senior writer Ina Fried was joining the staff to cover mobile for the site. Today, we complete a one-two punch with the hiring of Liz Gannes, who will be covering the critical social beat. She comes to us after an impressive stint as a senior writer from the terrific GigaOm Network.

Amazon’s Two for One: Buy the DVD, Get the Web Movie Free

This one’s so obvious, the real surprise is that it hasn’t been done before. If you’re itching to buy your pal the latest work by Will Ferrell but want to see it right away yourself, this is the offer for you.
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The “Good Enough” Test: Flip vs. Apple iPod Nano

When Apple added a video camera to the iPhone last summer, the digerati declared that Flip, Cisco’s cheap digital video camera line, was dead. When Apple added a video camera to its cheap and tiny Nano iPod last week, the digerati heaped dirt on the camcorder’s grave. You know what? I think the conventional wisdom is right on this one. Take a look at this clever side-by-side test.

Another Video Site We Don’t Need: AT&T Entertainment

There is no shortage of places to watch TV shows free on the Web. There’s a glut of them, really. But here comes another: AT&T Entertainment. How is it different than Hulu, TV.com, Sling.com, Fancast, etc.? It’s not.
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A Tall Tale: Did Twitter Really Save Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”?

Earlier this summer, Twitter was blamed for torpedoing movies like “Bruno” and “Funny Business.” Now the micromessaging service is being heralded for giving Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” a big boost. Actual evidence that Twitter has any effect at all on box office revenue is scant at best. But this is a story Hollywood is going to love anyway.
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CBS: No Web Ad Recession for March Madness

Here’s a pleasant, rare bit of media news sunshine: CBS says advertisers are still lining up to get into its March Madness Webcast. The company expects to generate $30 million in Web ads from the college tournament this year, up 30 percent from 2008.
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How Many People Watched Obama’s Inauguration on the Web? A Lot.

Was Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration a big day for Web video? Yes. Was it a record day? No one knows. That’s because Web video metrics, which are supposed to be much more precise than television’s, are still pretty raw.

Om-I-Goodness: Get Well Soon!

Perhaps the only blogger who would have had the exact right take on this somewhat silly Scobleicious day of data portability debates is Om Malik. Unfortunately for us and mostly for him, he has been sidelined by a sudden heart attack he suffered over the holidays that landed him in the hospital (in fact, Om […]

A Not-Yahoo Post: Kara's NewTeeVee Intro

I know you need a brief break from my relentless obsession with Yahoo, so here is an intro video I did on the fly for an event thrown by Om Malik’s NewTeeVee Web site last night on Pier 38 in San Francisco. I will post more tomorrow on the event, which was part of a […]

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