Today’s links of interest:
- The People Formerly Known as the Audience
This is as close as an NYU Journalism professor will ever get to sounding like Gil Scott Heron.
- Warner Bros. sells films via Guba.com
Apparently kids in dorm rooms don’t have TVs. My how times have changed.
- B-CAT fight over kitty comedy / Local cablecasters to sue Animal Planet for stealing feline reality format
There is no truth, however, to the rumor that The Cat Burglars were going to reunite for a Very Special Episode. Bob Feline was quoted as saying: "We don’t do reality shows, man."
- NBC to Run Fall TV Promos on YouTube
Including a contest for fans of "The Office" to create promotional videos for the show. So the concept would be to take some aspect of that show and create something new around it. Nope, doesn’t ring any bells.
- Tower to Open Digital Music Store
I would argue that my first experiences with the Long Tail in action were buying Clash 7" import singles from Tower Records in Fresno,. This, however, is full of DRM Windows Media so 1.2 million or 1.2 trillion, it’s all just wasted bandwidth.
- Screwing up MySpace: A News Corp. How-to Guide
Very useful primer as the News Corp honchos head for a wild weekend of golf.
- Mel Says ‘Deal’, Satellites Lift Off
Just sayin’ — if a merger goes through, we totally predicted this one six months ago.
- TiVo VP Jim Denney talks Desktop 2.3
As Engadget noted, a talk about TiVo’s new lawsuit bait.
- Government Drops Demand for Library Records
Turns out all the government had to due was get a properly executed subpoena (through a secret court). They refused, and the whole thing took longer than it needed to. Given how this story played out, one really does wonder what the government was thinkin