While journalists scribbled notes at a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) news briefing, the bloggers, Chris Brogan noticed, were twittering the news as it happened and interacting with each other in near real time. In the end, "not only had [the bloggers] scooped [the media], but we already had conversations started, too."
Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced it will allow its subscribers to purchase mobile handsets from other companies for use on the carrier's network. The move was prompted by the proliferation of Web-enabled mobile devices, such as the Apple iPhone, and the rising demand for an open mobile communications market, according to analysts.
Stock prices for advertising and media companies are near 52-week lows, as investors brace for a widely anticipated economic slowdown. While interactive advertising continues to grow, analysts have expressed concern that traditional media outlets will continue to lose ground.
Blockbuster CEO James Keyes on Tuesday announced during the Reuters Media Summit that the DVD and video game rental chain is negotiating with major cell-phone manufacturers with the aim of making mobile viewing of movies easier for consumers.
The FDA's ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men has the "appearance of prejudice" since it is stricter than policies for at-risk heterosexual groups, The Washington Post says in an editorial. In addition, the ban could impact current and future blood donations from young people because college and high school campuses often prohibit blood drives to avoid supporting an event seen as discriminatory, the newspaper says.