Apple’s iPhone to hit stores, jolt mobile industry

Apple’s iPhone to hit stores, jolt mobile industry
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc.’s iPhone hits store shelves on Friday in a consumer spectacle that has whipped gadget fans into a frenzy over a device that challenges business as usual in the mobile phone industry.[Lees verder]

NBC CEO says fiscal discipline behind Dow decision
LONDON (Reuters) – NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker has said the General Electric Co.-owned media group was constrained from matching News Corp.’s $5 billion bid for Dow Jones & Co. Inc. due to the size of the premium.[Lees verder]

Country music database tracks thousands of hits
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Veteran music journalist Tom Roland has launched a database that catalogs more than 36,000 events from country music history with detailed background credits for more than 8,500 hits and significant tracks. RolandNote.com (http://www.RolandNote.com) presents its core database in a chronological format, allowing the user to see careers unfold, track histories of individual songs or ferret out the genre’s past in specific locations. On July 9, the site will becom[Lees verder]

FTC urges caution on “net neutrality” proposals
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission warned on Wednesday against regulations to ensure providers of high-speed Internet service treat all content the same way, saying such rules could stifle innovation.[Lees verder]

Netflix cuts price for 2-at-a-time DVD rental plan
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online video rental company Netflix Inc. has lowered the price of its two-at-a-time DVD rental plan by $1, to $13.99 a month, according to an e-mail sent to subscribers on Thursday.[Lees verder]

NBA’s $7.4 billion TV deals boosted by new media
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – The NBA extended its national TV package with ESPN/ABC and TNT on Wednesday, including a bevy of new-media rights in one of the clearest signs yet of the growing power of digital media in the sports world.[Lees verder]

Dow Jones deal would let Murdoch fire editors: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tentative deal over editorial independence at The Wall Street Journal would give Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. the sole power to hire and fire the newspaper’s top editors if it succeeds in buying Dow Jones & Co. Inc., The New York Times said on Thursday.[Lees verder]

Apple’s iPhone to hit stores, jolt mobile industry
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc.’s iPhone hits store shelves on Friday in a consumer spectacle that has whipped gadget fans into a frenzy over a device that challenges business as usual in the mobile phone industry.[Lees verder]

NBC CEO says fiscal discipline behind Dow decision
LONDON (Reuters) – NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker has said the General Electric Co.-owned media group was constrained from matching News Corp.’s $5 billion bid for Dow Jones & Co. Inc. due to the size of the premium.[Lees verder]

Country music database tracks thousands of hits
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Veteran music journalist Tom Roland has launched a database that catalogs more than 36,000 events from country music history with detailed background credits for more than 8,500 hits and significant tracks. RolandNote.com (http://www.RolandNote.com) presents its core database in a chronological format, allowing the user to see careers unfold, track histories of individual songs or ferret out the genre’s past in specific locations. On July 9, the site will becom[Lees verder]

FTC urges caution on “net neutrality” proposals
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission warned on Wednesday against regulations to ensure providers of high-speed Internet service treat all content the same way, saying such rules could stifle innovation.[Lees verder]

Netflix cuts price for 2-at-a-time DVD rental plan
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online video rental company Netflix Inc. has lowered the price of its two-at-a-time DVD rental plan by $1, to $13.99 a month, according to an e-mail sent to subscribers on Thursday.[Lees verder]

NBA’s $7.4 billion TV deals boosted by new media
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – The NBA extended its national TV package with ESPN/ABC and TNT on Wednesday, including a bevy of new-media rights in one of the clearest signs yet of the growing power of digital media in the sports world.[Lees verder]

Dow Jones deal would let Murdoch fire editors: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tentative deal over editorial independence at The Wall Street Journal would give Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. the sole power to hire and fire the newspaper’s top editors if it succeeds in buying Dow Jones & Co. Inc., The New York Times said on Thursday.[Lees verder]