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Cable TV ad spending, Q1-Q3 2008

Cable TV ad spending, Q1-Q3 2008

Media CategoryGrowth, YTYCable TV8.4%Syndication TV2.5%National Sunday Supplement2.4%Hispanic Cable TV1.1%Network TV0.9%Spot Radio0.8%Spot TV - Top 100 DMAs0.7%Spot TV - 101 to 210 DMAs-0.2%Local Magazine-0.6%FSI Coupon-1.7%Hispanic TV-2.0%Outdoor-2.7%Network Radio-3.5%National Magazine-5.1%Internet (display only)*-5.6%National Newspaper-6.4%Business to Business-8.1%Local Newspaper-8.7%Local Sunday Supplements-9.9%TOTAL-0.6%Source: Nielsen

December 23, 2008 by

Top Web companies in November 2008

Top Web companies in November 2008

ParentAudience, 000Time Per Person1. Google135,2672:02:032. Microsoft126,0272:25:023. Yahoo!119,1423:16:444. AOL LLC86,3083:43:455. News Corp. Online82,3881:36:506. InterActiveCorp66,7670:16:267. Amazon65,5500:27:338. eBay65,3021:42:149. Wikimedia Foundation58,9170:18:3710. New York Times Company55,0210:19:47Source: Nielsen

December 23, 2008 by

Apple dashboard widget vulnerability published

Apple dashboard widget vulnerability published

An article (republished by the author here) in the Autumn 2008 issue of 2600 Magazine details a pretty serious vulnerability with Apple's dashboard widgets that could allow access to data on the user's hard drive.Since we may access the system with user privileges, we may edit/remove/create files within the user's home directory (this includes such sensitive data as ~/.

December 23, 2008 by

Top-selling books in 2008

Top-selling books in 2008

RankTitleAuthorFormatPublisherPublication Date1A New EarthEckhart TolleTrade PaperbackPenguin Books2/1/20082The Last LectureRandy PauschHardcoverHyperion4/1/20083Eat Pray LoveElizabeth GilbertTrade PaperbackPenguin Books2/1/20074Three Cups of TeaGreg MortensonTrade PaperbackPenguin Books2/1/20075The SecretRhonda ByrneHardcoverSimon & Schuster11/1/20066Eat This Not That!David ZinczenkoTrade PaperbackMacMillan1/1/20087The Audacity of HopeBarack ObamaTrade PaperbackRandom House11/1/20078Skinny BitchKim BarnouinTrade PaperbackPereus Books1/1/20069Dreams from My FatherBarack ObamaTrade PaperbackRandom House8/1/200410The Power of NowEckhart TolleTrade PaperbackPGW TR8/1/2004Source: Nielsen

December 23, 2008 by

Artificial intelligence to detect heart attacks?

Artificial intelligence to detect heart attacks?

Greek researchers have used online analytical processing (OLAP), a technique usually associated with financial and marketing analysis, to build the foundations for a heart attack calculator. Their model integrates 'lifestyle factors including depression, education, smoking, diet, and obesity, [which all] play a part in the risk of cardiovascular disease.' The research team said that 'their approach works much more quickly than conventional statistical analysis.' According to the leading scientist, 'Due to the ease of use of the methodology, a physician has the advantage of easily identifying high-risk patients by simply entering their personal data in the model.' A question remains: will this model be freely available? ...

December 23, 2008 by

Social media and traditional business mores

Social media and traditional business mores

* Jennifer Leggio is on vacationGuest editorial by Don MacVittieThere is much speculation about how social media is changing business communications, but what are the identifiable differences, and how can they be marshaled in a constricted business environment?Imagine a store with a string of expletives on a sign out front next to another storefront with risque propositions on its sign, and a third with political slogans for one party or the other.

December 23, 2008 by

TeleNav GPS Navigator now available for the BlackBerry Storm

TeleNav GPS Navigator now available for the BlackBerry Storm

It is tough not to compare the Apple iPhone with the BlackBerry Storm, but one distinguishing functionality that is available and made even better today is voice-guided GPS navigation on the Storm. TeleNav just announced that TeleNav GPS Navigator is now available for the BlackBerry Storm. With the large 3.25 inch 480x360 pixel resolution display the Storm could easily serve as an in-car navigation device.

December 23, 2008 by

Apple continues abuse of App store

Apple continues abuse of App store

If any company desperately needs a clueful community manager, it's Apple. I've written before about the company's issues with the App store and the way it treats developers (as have many others) but it looks like they're still having a hard time getting a handle on developer relations.

December 23, 2008 by

My mom makes news

My mom makes news

When I attach a point to the life of someone near and dear to me, you read it, and you respond. So it is with our 8th most popular story of the year, "Grandma was right about your blood pressure."

December 22, 2008 by

IT ethics and the recession

IT ethics and the recession

With a major recession in full-swing, someone had to come up with a survey covering the ethics of office workers in three countries. The results are fairly ugly, painting a negative picture of ethics in the workplace.

December 22, 2008 by

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