Dec 10 2008
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- One report says that ad spending on social networking sites will be lower than expected this year and will remain relatively flat in 2009. Details from the WSJ are here.
- The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has released a report entitled “Deception and Distrust: The Federal Commmunications Commission under Chairman Kevin J. Martin.” Some of the highlights of the criticism: lax oversight of telecommunciations companies and pushing for revisions to agency reports in a less-than-open fashion. One caveat: the report was prepared and released by the majority staff and is not necessarily a consensus view. Here’s a link.
- Google has reached agreement to bring the magazine archive and current issues online as part of Google Book Search. Titles involved in the project are a diverse bunch and include New York Magazine, Popular Mechanics and Ebony. The announcement was made via this post on Google’s official blog.
- The New York Times takes a look at licensing and other revenue opportunities that are being exploited in virtual worlds. We’ll be looking at the legal impact that emerging technologies in the virtual space might have on licensing arrangements in the coming weeks. Check back for the full post.