Archive for November, 2006

Are Old Equity Models Breaking Down?

Friday, November 10th, 2006

A Barry Caplan/Digimediafinance.com exclusive:  I was prepping for a meeting with a serial Silicon Valley CEO about his new digital media venture this week when my thoughts headed towards some industry structure matters that result in the sorts of market inefficiencies we see in the story just below here: Scripts being “stolen” by studios. I […]

‘Stolen’ ideas big business in Hollywood

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Original Story here: By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer Thu Nov 9, 3:29 PM ET “Pirates of the Caribbean.” “The Matrix.” “The Last Samurai.” “Broken Flowers.” “Amistad.” Success isn’t all these films have in common. Each was also challenged by a lawsuit claiming “idea theft” — a common Hollywood problem that lawyers say is likely […]

Slowdown at MySpace

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Some interesting metrics here: It is seeing a slowdown in the domestic growth of its biggest Web property, the social networking service MySpace, which has 55 million active users, the company says. According to the Web-tracking service Nielsen/NetRatings, the number of unique U.S. visitors to MySpace fell from 49.2 million in August to 47.2 million […]

Verizon teams with Intel on gaming service

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Verizon Communications and Intel have launched a service that lets users play computer games on a TV set. The $9.95-a-month offering uses Intel’s new Viiv technology. Red Herring (11/02)

Media & Entertainment Counsel of the Year Awards

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Century City, California The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel today announced its nominees for the 2006 Media & Entertainment Counsel Awards. The nominees once again represented every aspect of the entertainment industry including filmed entertainment, music, sports, new media & technology, hospitality and location based entertainment. labor and employment and public entities/trade organizations.

Social sites becoming too much of a good thing

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

I have noticed this type of story likely accompanies every major new shift in technology. Social Networking has not yet come close to reaching a point where its conventions are well known and internalized by everyone. My comments are in italics, more comments follow the story, click on “Read the Rest of This Entry” for […]