NYTimes: A Shrewd Deal for Comcast?

The Comcast boss, Brian Roberts, said buying control of NBC Universal, General Electric’s media business, made him and his cable group “strategically complete.” This was code to his shareholders, who have worried about him building a media empire ever since he tried to buy Walt Disney, that he’s done shopping, Reuters Breakingviews says. But to […]

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Some 28 percent of US consumers claim social media has influenced their Christmas shopping decisions this year, according to digital analyst comScore

The research, which covers the period between December 4th and 7th 2009, indicates that 13 per cent of respondents read a consumer product review on a social media portal that had an affect on their festive purchasing. Some 11 per cent suggested that an expert product review influenced what they bought, while seven per cent […]

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Studies show that 74% of adults still read the newspaper

Three-quarters (74%) of U.S. adults, or nearly 171 million people, read a newspaper — in print or online — during the past week. This is according to the latest Integrated Newspaper Audience (INA)* finding from Scarborough Research, the audience ratings measurement service for the newspaper industry. The company examined newspaper readership in its recently released […]

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Google announces that newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles

According to the BBC, the concession follows claims from some media companies that the search engine is profiting from online news pages. Under the First Click Free program, publishers can now prevent unrestricted access to subscription websites. Users who click on more than five articles in a day may be routed to payment or registration […]

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