Online piracy “Legion,” advocacy group says

Online piracy “Legion,” advocacy group says
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – The nearly $70 million Weinstein Co. actioner “The Last Legion” hits U.S. theaters in late August, but it was available for free Tuesday on Google Video.[Lees verder]

Harry Potter spawns parallel Internet world
LONDON (Reuters) – The Harry Potter books have spawned a parallel universe on the Internet, where sites attract millions of fans every day and play a major part in the success of the novels and their Hollywood adaptations.[Lees verder]

Internet-call service SunRocket cuts off service
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – SunRocket Inc., the second biggest U.S. supplier of Internet phone services, appeared to have shut down its business on Monday without notifying its customers, which total more than 200,000.[Lees verder]

Newspaper auditor to add Web statistics
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The main U.S. newspaper auditing group said on Tuesday it would begin tallying online readership as well as print-edition circulation in a boost to an industry where advertising sales have suffered from a migration of readers to the Web.[Lees verder]

Steve Jobs tops list of online music “Powergeeks”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Steve Jobs, the father of the iPod, was crowned on Tuesday as the undisputed king of the online music revolution by U.S. music magazine Blender, topping a list of the 25 most influential people in Web music.[Lees verder]

U.S. radio hopes politics, advertisers boost 2008
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With 2007 poised to be its seventh straight year of slow to no growth, the $20 billion U.S. radio industry hopes to break the trend with political advertising and revenues from nontraditional sources in 2008.[Lees verder]

Whole Foods CEO sorry for anonymous Web posts
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The chief executive of Whole Foods Market Inc. apologized to shareholders on Tuesday for anonymously posting comments about his company on the Internet as the organic and natural foods grocer said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had launched a probe into the matter.[Lees verder]

Google agrees to sell print ads for 225 newspapers
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc. said on Tuesday it is expanding its Print Ads program to allow online advertisers nationwide to place print advertisements in 225 newspapers, serving half of U.S. newspaper readers.[Lees verder]

JumpTV buys sports network
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online video service JumpTV Inc. said on Tuesday it would buy a U.S. college sports broadband network for $60.25 million to expand beyond its portfolio of ethnic channels.[Lees verder]

RIM launches dual-mode cellular, Wi-Fi BlackBerry
TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. announced a new model of its ubiquitous smartphone on Tuesday, this one able to operate on both cellular and Wi-Fi networks.[Lees verder]

Online piracy “Legion,” advocacy group says
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – The nearly $70 million Weinstein Co. actioner “The Last Legion” hits U.S. theaters in late August, but it was available for free Tuesday on Google Video.[Lees verder]

Harry Potter spawns parallel Internet world
LONDON (Reuters) – The Harry Potter books have spawned a parallel universe on the Internet, where sites attract millions of fans every day and play a major part in the success of the novels and their Hollywood adaptations.[Lees verder]

Internet-call service SunRocket cuts off service
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – SunRocket Inc., the second biggest U.S. supplier of Internet phone services, appeared to have shut down its business on Monday without notifying its customers, which total more than 200,000.[Lees verder]

Newspaper auditor to add Web statistics
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The main U.S. newspaper auditing group said on Tuesday it would begin tallying online readership as well as print-edition circulation in a boost to an industry where advertising sales have suffered from a migration of readers to the Web.[Lees verder]

Steve Jobs tops list of online music “Powergeeks”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Steve Jobs, the father of the iPod, was crowned on Tuesday as the undisputed king of the online music revolution by U.S. music magazine Blender, topping a list of the 25 most influential people in Web music.[Lees verder]

U.S. radio hopes politics, advertisers boost 2008
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With 2007 poised to be its seventh straight year of slow to no growth, the $20 billion U.S. radio industry hopes to break the trend with political advertising and revenues from nontraditional sources in 2008.[Lees verder]

Whole Foods CEO sorry for anonymous Web posts
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The chief executive of Whole Foods Market Inc. apologized to shareholders on Tuesday for anonymously posting comments about his company on the Internet as the organic and natural foods grocer said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had launched a probe into the matter.[Lees verder]

Google agrees to sell print ads for 225 newspapers
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc. said on Tuesday it is expanding its Print Ads program to allow online advertisers nationwide to place print advertisements in 225 newspapers, serving half of U.S. newspaper readers.[Lees verder]

JumpTV buys sports network
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online video service JumpTV Inc. said on Tuesday it would buy a U.S. college sports broadband network for $60.25 million to expand beyond its portfolio of ethnic channels.[Lees verder]

RIM launches dual-mode cellular, Wi-Fi BlackBerry
TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. announced a new model of its ubiquitous smartphone on Tuesday, this one able to operate on both cellular and Wi-Fi networks.[Lees verder]