Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks to USA TODAY about the online giant's projected "breakout" year for radio, whether its phenomenal growth is coming too fast and the "marathon" experience of running the company.
Matthew Miller -- president and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers -- previews tomorrow's awards show and discusses the impact of user-generated content and the creative pressure it puts on agencies and production houses.
Amazon will offer "millions of songs" through its online music store, and the songs will be playable on any type of music-playing device. These MP3s will not have copy protection features that limit how customers can use the music they download.
Display advertising on the Web is moving into new territory. Big Web firms like Yahoo! and Google, a host of smaller companies like Revenue Science, Tacoda and Tribal Fusion, are combining brand advertising with algorithms to create tools for serving ads based on an individual's interests and Web-surfing history.
Bill McOwen, executive vice president and director of media investments for Havas-owned media buyer MPG, says his firm "will do at least 50% more digital purchasing than we did last year" at the network upfronts. The networks are increasingly packaging online advertising buys with TV commercial time.
A light-bulb-shaped computer and a phone that helps to manage contacts were among the devices showcased by Microsoft's Bill Gates at this week's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference. Gates encouraged hardware makers to think beyond the traditional PC.