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(Note: This is cross-posted from my Globe and Mail blog) "Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel," Mark Twain reportedly said, by which he presumably meant that one should think twice before making a writer or journalist mad. In Hollywood, the writers who create most of our TV shows and…

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The latest thing on the Web: TV

by Mathew on November 13, 2007

It seems like everyone is getting into the TV game, but not on the talking box (as Forrest Gump called it) -- on the Web. And in some cases, TV networks are trying to take the Web and turn it into television. Good luck to them. Here's a roundup of some of the news: —…
As several sites are reporting -- including PaidContent's UK division and Mashable -- Bebo has launched a social-media platform with a pile of traditional TV and media partners including the BBC. Bebo often gets forgotten when people are writing about social networking, because the majority of coverage focuses on Facebook and MySpace. But while Bebo…

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Google and the future of TV

by Mathew on November 12, 2007 · 1 comment

There's a story in the Guardian today that says Google is working with American Idol creator and producer Simon Fuller -- who also gave the world the Spice Girls -- on some sort of top-secret TV project that will apparently revolutionize the medium as we know it. Is Google going to get into the creation…

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The head of the second-largest ad agency in the world, WPP Group, says broadcasters are under "severe pressure" from the Internet: "Television broadcasters face “severe pressure” as advertisers abandon traditional media in favour of the internet, Sir Martin Sorrell, head of WPP, the world’s second-biggest advertising company, told The Times. The chief executive said that…

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