Today’s links of interest:
- Best view of ‘Mars’ isn’t found during first episode of season
What does that mean? Don’t just watch it tonight, but set your DVR to record "Veronica Mars" all season!
- TV: More Bang for More Bucks
The cost of making a television show has dramatically increased — the good news is that television distribution avenues have also dramatically increased.
- Online scoops
It turns out that it’s hard to scoop "news" in the age of the Internet.
- Web-Video Spots Present Dilemma For Advertisers
In a world where people can choose advertising-free video, advertisers struggle with the notion of prepending commercials onto web-based programming.
- Technology Outruns Law in Digital Media
Which, unfortunately, sometimes makes for hurried, 1.0 versions of law.
- Citigroup downgrades Apple on iPod worries
It’s the delay of the new video iPod that’s causing the problems.
- Around The World With Slate
Slate and Fodor’s send two fake women around the world and let them blog about it. We like this idea, but, as always, reserve the right to withhold judgment on the execution (meaning, Slate’s servers were too busy to receive us..they thought maybe we shou
- Facebook Frozen By Microsoft Link
In what has to be an amazingly naive business deal, the fine folks behind Facebook decide they love Microsoft so much that they’ll need to pay a fee if they start going steady with someone else.
- FCC Is Set to Revisit Rules on Ownership
Coming to a town near you (hey, L.A., today it’s your turn!), the FCC. They’re finally holding public hearings about media ownership. Call it too little, too late.
- Battlestar Galactica: In Defense Of The Best Show On Television
- Pete Rose admits taking amphetamines
Er, isn’t this 37 years after Jim Bouton wrote about it in "Ball Four?"
- Amazon.com Drops Search Engine Features
Bizarre and peculiar.
- DVD Jon Fairplays Apple
The infamous DVD Jon has apparently reverse-engineered FairPlay. Now he wants to sell it to content providers. Who wants Apple hardware compatibility without iTunes? Lots of people!
- Giving ‘Veronica’ an air of mystery
Rob Thomas talks about his process for creating "Veronica Mars," which you may have heard that we like, and starts up again tomorrow night.
- Hollywood Learns There’s No Place Like Home
Come home entertainment industry, all is forgiven!
- C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien to Fight Dragons in New Novel
Sigh. Because the author couldn’t have gotten his story sold if his characters were named C.S. Lancaster and J.R. Thomas?
Looking at the brave new world of publishing and wondering when the industry will get religion.