Peter Levinsohn has replaced Ross Levinsohn as the president of Fox Interactive Media.
No reason was given for the change, but ClickZ claims that Peter has the "ideal blend of digital media savvy and the ability to work across multiple business... continue reading »
Boston-based Gather.com, the site for grownups and the celebs they idolize, secured $10 million in funding from Hearst and McGraw-Hill, along with Pilot House Ventures and some angel investors.
The funds will be used to expand internationally as well to attract... continue reading »
Yahoo is in acquisition talks with contest site Bix and blog community and analytics tool MyBlogLog, in an effort to shore up its social-networking credentials.
Yahoo plans to acquire Bix, which specializes in running contests in areas such as lip-synching, karaoke,... continue reading »
Four movie studios - Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Lionsgate and Universal - are incorporating the tagline of AOL's Moviefone.com into posters for their current releases.
Warner's Ocean's 13, Dreamworks' Shrek The Third, Lionsgate's Saw III and Universal's Evan Almighty will feature Moviefone's... continue reading »
Blogger/entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, who ran AOL's Netscape division for the past year, resigned on Thursday - his departure hastened by the replacement of AOL chief executive Jonathan Miller with Randy Falco, president of the NBC Universal Television Group, reports the... continue reading »
Some execs in the music industry might not approve of YouTube as a content distribution channel, but for a growing number of TV execs, it's becoming a must for their business.
Speaking at the Future of Television Forum at New York... continue reading »
At the heart of Saturday's front-page story in the Wall Street Journal on calls for change from within Yahoo is Yahoo SVP of Communications Brad Garlinghouse's four-page internal memo dubbed the "Peanut Butter Manifesto," which refers to how Yahoo spreads... continue reading »
Social media tools such as RSS, blogs and podcasts are becoming more popular than ever with users - and marketers - according to new research from Bluestreak.
All respondents to the Bluestreak study said they use email, and 88 percent use... continue reading »
Several consumer magazines, including Details, CosmoGirl, Glamour and Brides, are including ads with short codes readers can use for text-to-buy transactions.
The text-to-buy ads use a new technology from ShopText and eBay unit PayPal, allowing consumers the option of sampling and... continue reading »
Beth Comstock, head of NBC Universal's digital division, has a bold idea for the media company: creating advertising.
Comstock and her key staffers have begun approaching Universal's top advertisers, trying to sell them on the idea of shifting some of their... continue reading »
The number of cost-per-thousand impression display ads reached 254.2 billion in October, up from 232.1 billion in September, with financial services advertisers accounting for 30 percent.
Financial services' 30 percent share was up from 21 percent a year earlier and 28... continue reading »
The Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against MySpace and parent company the News Corporation for allowing users to upload and download copyrighted songs and music videos.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court... continue reading »
Seven newspaper chains - representing some 176 daily papers nationwide - have announced a partnership with Yahoo to share content, advertising and technology; financial terms were not disclosed.
The newspaper consortium's deal with Yahoo initially consists of the newspaper chains' posting... continue reading »