Today’s links of interest:
- I don’t want my MTV — and then some
A columnist delineates his choices were a la carte cable available. My choices would be completely different — which is the point.
- SkypeOut Now Totally Free in US and Canada
ALL calls within the US and Canada are free until the end of the year. Is it any wonder the telcos want to eliminate network neutrality? As a bonus, Skype-to-Skype calls are encrypted. Take that NSA!
- MTV to Launch Online Music Service
Sigh. Double sigh. Triple sigh.
- Fox to sell 24 on MySpace
MySpace looks to become the next iTunes. We’ll be sending an undercover reporter to test drive the system. (Reg req’d)
- Times Are Tough for News Media, but Journalism Schools Are Still Booming
Makes one wonder if the journalists of tomorrow know something that the journalists of today don’t.
- Shows and Shrimp, Fresh and Not So
Breaking news: Johnson & Johnson has pulled out of the upfronts. Harbinger of things to come or wise cash management. Well, if they can’t get commercial time on next season’s version of Desperate Housewives, we’ll know the answer.
- The Skinny About Media Lingo
A helpful primer for those of you who might find yourselves stuck in the press room at BEA this week.
- Half of UK ‘infringing copyright’
If the majority of the people break the law every single day, what does that say about the law?
- In Tokyo, the New Trend Is ‘Media Immersion Pods’
Of course, for some, this is known as "hanging out in the living room."
- Scan This Book!
Continuing the book scanning discussion — this time, it’s all about one-upping the Greeks. Hey, goals are very important.
- YouTube – BBC News 24 cock up, interview taxi driver instead of expert
Because we had to actually see this for ourselves. As a side note, that cabbie will be covering the digital music beat for Medialoper starting next week. Stay tuned.
- BBC falls for ‘expert’ cabbie’s banter
The BBC mistakenly interviews a cabbie about the Apple vs. Apple case. Meanwhile, the real digital music expert watches the interview from the lobby. You know, this sorta sounds like one of those BBC comedies.