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The Writers Guild of America weighed in on net neutrality expressing concerns that a less-open Internet would hamper opportunities for writers. In comments submitted to the FCC for its “Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Preserving the Open Internet,” the WGAE said if broadband providers create specialized services or different tiers of services, such efforts would “squander the enormous potential of digital media to expand our intellectual, artistic, and entertainment options.” The WGAE added: “It would force writers and other creators to abandon their independent projects and to sign on with the megastudios. Of course, our members do work for these megastudios, and many of them make good livings doing so; a handful have been able to express their own unique voices under the current system (especially when they have penned blockbuster hits in the past).” The WGAE also took aim at the proposed NBC-Comcast merger citing it as an example of the type of vertical integration that can lead to “anticompetitive handling of content.” Net neutrality continues to be a hot button topic in the digital media business, though no immediate resolution appears in sight.
~ MULTIPLATFORM CONTENT NEWS ~
Digital network Exercise TV, a popular VOD service, has paired up with the pros from Dancing with the Stars for a slate of themed programming this month. The professional dancers on the hit ABC show will showcase 10-minute workout segments from the Dancing with the Stars workout DVDs. Exercise TV reaches 38 million digital homes.
Proving that international markets continue to represent a huge opportunity for American cable networks, Scripps Networks International launched its hi-def channel Food Network Asia in the Philippines late last week on satellite service Cignal Digital TV. The network features a mix of Food Network shows produced in the United States such as Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with locally produced programming. Food Network Asia is now in Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.
~ INNOVATORS & START-UPS ~
In a partnership that pairs the hottest location-based service with a popular TV studio, FourSquare users had the chance to receive an exclusive Green Lantern badge at the pop culture convention New York Comic Con that ran this past weekend in New York City, courtesy of Warner Bros. TV Group. Fans could unlock the badge by checking in at the event and at the DC comics booth. The TV show Green Lantern: The Animated Series debuts on Cartoon Network next year.
Online video distribution and analytics firm TubeMogul snagged $10 million in a series B round of funding led by Foundation Capital, bringing the company’s total funding so far to $14.5 million. The new money will be earmarked to building the company’s PlayTime Ad platform for video advertising. Since the March launch of the ad platform, TubeMogul has run more than 200 campaigns for brand advertisers including Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Microsoft that have garnered more than 800 million views.
~ TECHNOLOGY DEALS, MERGERS AND SKIRMISHES ~
~ TRENDS, RESEARCH, ETC. ~
Google continues to dominate search traffic with 72% of all U.S. Searches, but Bing is making serious headway. According to the latest research from Experian Hitwise that tracks September Internet traffic, searches powered by Bing account for 23% of searches, with Yahoo commanding 14% of searches.
~ GADGETS & APPS ~
Tech research firm Retrevo reported that 60% of Americans aren’t recycling their old gadgets. The problem is 17% don’t even know how, another 7% say they don’t care, and about one quarter didn’t get around to it. About 11% of Americans said they didn’t know “ecycling was available.” Top gadget recycling cities were San Francisco, Washington DC, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. Retrevo said that by the end of this year, the US will have accumulated so much e-waste that it could cover the island of Manhattan with it three feet deep.
If your medical degree is like mine in that it comes from Google, you’ll want to add this lab test interpreter to your medicine chest. It’s an online tool that helps you make sense of your lab results such as blood glucose and cholesterol. The tool was developed in partnership with Harvard Medical School, StayWell and About.com. And if you want to play doctor even more, the tool will give you suggested actions you can take based on the lab results. Here’s Doctor Daisy’s advice exercise, eat healthy and read more books including Daisy’s novel The Mockingbirds, releasing on Nov. 2.
Later — Daisy
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