Category Archives: iHollywood Forum

Don’t Cry for Schmidt

Eric Schmidt, leaving his CEO position to become Google’s executive chairman, will be awarded $100 million in equity, according to an 8K filing with the SEC. The award on Feb. 2 will vest over four years. The announcement comes as … Continue reading

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If Only the L.A. Times Had Rush Limbaugh…..

While the Conservative Talk Show Host Pulls in $400 Million from Clear Channel, the L.A.. Times Cuts Jobs and Pages Here’s a sad juxtaposition. The papers are full today of Rush Limbaugh’s new $400 million contract with Rush Limbaugh, which … Continue reading

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Rhapsody’s Search for an Audience

I’ve been a fan of Real Networks’ Rhapsody subscription music service since 2001. The problem is, most of the public isn’t. If the New York Times is to be believed, the service’s subscription base remains stuck at about 750,000, roughly where … Continue reading

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Yahoo’s Gilford to Discuss Online TV Strategy

Yahoo! Entertainment and Lifestyle General Manager Karin Gilford will explain at Digital Media Summit on Monday how Yahoo! TV grabbed 3 million more unique visitors in April than arch rival AOL Television in April. Gilford said in a brief chat that Yahoo! climbed to the … Continue reading

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CBS/CNET and the Re-Alignment of News

As I was reading about CBS’ $1.8 billion purchase of CNET on MarketWatch.com, I couldn’t help but remember when CBS purchased MarketWatch. Today, MarketWatch is owned by Dow Jones. And Dow Jones, of course, is owned by Rupert Murdoch. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Mark Burnett Video Available

For those of you who missed iHollywood Forum and NXTcomm’s Q&A with Survivor and Apprentice Producer Mark Burnett about the future of digital content delivery, just click on the image to the left to go a page with links to view the video. (About the … Continue reading

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Marshall Herskovitz to Keynote Digital Media Summit

Happy to report that Marshall Herskowitz joins us as a keynote for the upcoming Digital Media Summit on June 9-10 (combined with Music 2.0) Most recently President of the Producer’s Guild of America, Herskowitz is also an Emmy-winning writer, director and … Continue reading

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Sprint, Clearwire: Winners are Google and Cable Operators

Sprint Nextel and Clearwire’s reported $12 billion joint venture to roll out ultra-fast wireless Internet access would be a significant boost to the cellular aspirations of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Google. The Wall Street Journal said the two companies have raised … Continue reading

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Microsoft: End of the Beginning? Or Beginning of End?

Analysts are already pontificating about the prospects for Microsoft launching a new Yahoo bid if the search giant’s stock continues to plunge. But I wonder if history will judge the real story of the failed bid to be the end of Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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