From the monthly archives:

October 2006

Advertising Age magazine has a great story about the recent Dove "Evolution" marketing campaign, which included a video uploaded to YouTube of a fashion model before and after the makeup and Photoshop artists get to work on her. At the beginning, she is an average looking woman with blemishes and stringy hair, and after some…

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More acquisition news: Reddit, the Digg-style social bookmarking or social-news site, has been acquired by Conde Nast, the magazine publisher behind Wired, The New Yorker, Vogue, GQ and a bunch of other magazines. The announcement from the Reddit team -- which includes just four people -- is here. No word so far on whether the…

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So Google now has a wiki service to add to its online document, spreadsheet, calendar and email suite. JotSpot, the wiki-maker founded several years ago by Excite co-founder Joe Kraus, has been absorbed by the Borg and is now part of the Googleplex (incidentally, I think it makes much more sense for the Borg to…

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Inside the chest of Megaphone Mark Cuban beats the heart of a frustrated journalist, I think. After all, not only has he started Sharesleuth.com, which does investigative journalism of a sort (which Mark gets to trade on before it is released to the public) but his latest post on the shadowy details of the Google-YouTube…

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Two announcements that indicate the process of evolution in the TV 2.0 business is really picking up a head of steam: Brightcove -- which until recently was like the wizard behind the curtains, powering online TV ventures such as the recently announced music video deal with Warner Music -- remakes itself with a consumer-facing site…

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