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Microsoft, Yahoo! Ink Search Deal

by Allen Weiner  |  July 29, 2009

After walking halfway down the aisle with Google in 2008 in a proposed (and then scrapped) search-advertising pact, Yahoo! has inked a 10 year deal in which Microsoft will power...

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And So the Conditional Access TV Trend Begins

by Allen Weiner  |  July 8, 2009

You can stop singing the blues for the future of the U.S. cable television industry. Those clever purveyors of head ends, set top boxes and often questionable customer service have...

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Take That YouTube: Disney Goes With Hulu

by Allen Weiner  |  April 30, 2009

The long-anticipated deal in which Hulu adds ABC's prime time shows to its lineup, as well as its daytime soaps and programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel and SOAPnet is...

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TV 2.0 Update: Digital Transition Complete

by Allen Weiner  |  March 8, 2009

A few weeks into my TV 2.0 project ,where I set up a viewing center sans cable or satellite, I successfully completed the digital transition by attaching a Samsung digital...

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Headed for South by Southwest (SXSW)

by Allen Weiner  |  February 24, 2009

As a part-time resident of Austin, Texas and music/movie/interactive sort of guy, it’s fairly obvious I will be at SXSW. It will be my first time at this megaevent, so...

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My TV 2.0 Project

by Allen Weiner  |  February 16, 2009

Thanks to some reliable technology, I am finally prepared to embark on my TV 2.0 project. After five years of faithful service, our Pioneer HDTV landed us a rebate of...

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The E-Reader Trifecta: Amazon, Google and Apple

by Allen Weiner  |  February 11, 2009

In the research that led to our report, “Publishers Explore Digital Editions, Devices as New Channel Opportunities,” Mike McGuire and I debated/handicapped the merits of various e-reader devices and their...

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Hulu: Evil Plot or Misguided Marketing?

by Allen Weiner  |  February 2, 2009

I have watched Hulu’s coming- out party ad (see here) several times, both live during the heartbreaking SB 43 (yes, I live in Arizona) and then online where it will...

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Yahoo’s Bartz: I Am Not Here to Sell the Company

by Allen Weiner  |  January 27, 2009

Yahoo’s Q4 and 2008 full-year earnings call yielded few surprises in the wake of the economic downtown: Revenue is down, expenses are being controlled and the company will continue to...

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Senate Votes To Delay Digital Transition: To What End?

by Allen Weiner  |  January 27, 2009

Even though U.S. broadcasters are ready and 95 percent of consumers are ready, the fabled Digital Transition, scheduled for February 17, the Senate, at the urging of President Obama, voted...

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