Hearst, Time Warner and Conde Nast are finding in some instances greater Net success by launching or acquiring Web-only titles than by rebranding their print editions online, according to this article.
The average American electronics consumer owns 25 consumer electronics devices, according to a new report from eMarketer. Also among the study's findings: 77% of people researched electronics buys online prior to purchasing; and consumers spend an average of 20 minutes trying to set up a new device before abandoning the effort.
Despite well publicized reports that thousands of registered sex offenders had been among the membership of social network MySpace, advertisers aren't shying away from the site. Their fears were assuaged in part by assurances from the site that the profiles in question had been deleted.
Silicon Valley insiders are abuzz about a new social network called Pownce, unveiled by Kevin Rose, who co-founded news aggregation site Digg.com. Pownce is currently testing and is accessible only to invited members.
Although Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and other top executives say things are on track for him to largely step down next year to focus on philanthropic and other pursuits, Gates is still very much a presence, both in public and private meetings, as the company ramps up to meet challenges from Google and other Web-based rivals.