The content push from television to Internet could get a boost tonight if Viacom follows through with a threat to pull Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and others from the Time Warner Cable lineup at Midnight. It's coming down to an 11th hour game of chicken but Viacom has shown in the past that it doesn't blink.
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It's going to be a pivotal year in the global IT and BPO services business as companies seek to get more for less with their budgets. How will this impact the world of global services delivery and outsourcing?
Dell ended 2008 with a management shakeup.The company said Wednesday that it has realigned its business to focus on four global groups: Large enterprise, public, small and medium sized business and consumer, which is already set up as a global unit.
On January 5th it's business as usual, companies will be selling and delivering their services, looking for new avenues that will provide them with competitive bite, operational excellence and new ways of surviving in a tough business environment. We are part of that.
Shares of Apple took a quick nosedive today but mostly recovered after a blog posted a rumor that the real reason for Apple's pull-out from MacWorld was related to the declining health of Steve Jobs.Rumors.
If there were any financial lessons learned in 2008, one of the big ones was understanding that your financial standing tomorrow might be very different than your financial standing today. And seeing how a government bailout to pay off your Visa bill likely isn't on the way, it's up to you - Joe and Jane Taxpayer - to take matters into your own hands.
Dell has declared itself carbon neutral but good luck defining and auditing what that means exactly.The Wall Street Journal has an interesting story on Dell and its carbon neutral efforts.
On this, the other Black Friday, here are a few bits of retail news worth sharing:Amazon said today that the 2008 holiday shopping season was its "best ever," even though a report released on Christmas Day called the season one of the worst in decades.Amazon says very little about its success, choosing instead to release only one tidbit of data: more than 6.
Santa and his reindeer will be flying around, dropping down your chimney with a 3G iPhone, Amazon Kindle, GPS device or other techno gee-gaw you’ve been lusting after.But if you’re looking for something really cool, you may want to start putting together your wish list for Christmas 2009 or 2010.
FriendFinder Networks, the company formerly known as Penthouse Media Group, is filing to go public to pay off almost a half a billion in debt in an equity market that stinks. Simply put, FriendFinder is launching an IPO Hail Mary to stay alive.