Dawn Wohn: Violinist

December 9, 2010

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December 9, 2010 Dawn Dongeun Wohn’s pale skin stands out against the red chiffon dress that extends from her neck to touch the floor of the recital hall in Sony Brook University’s Staller Center.  The diamond-crested headband matches an equally dazzling design along the waist of the dress and sweeps back her jet-black hair. On […]

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Fair Factor

December 6, 2010

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Viacom is appealing the federal court’s June decision that ruled in favor of Google’s YouTube video-sharing site because it’s protected from copyright claims according to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998) after Viacom stated that YouTube’s digital piracy could threaten U.S. media business. Some clips of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” are among the […]

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TV Ventures

December 4, 2010

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As TV is losing popularity to some, others are expecting to have it make a big comeback.  Reuters reports that according to sources, Microsoft is setting its eyes on a new TV venture after finding consumers fleeing expensive subscription packages for online services like Netflix and Hulu. Microsoft in the past has invested in MSNBC […]

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Game-changers

December 2, 2010

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The past month we’ve heard about Rupert Murdoch (News Corp.) and Steve Jobs (Apple) preparing to unveil the a new digital “newspaper” or iNewspaper called the Daily. It’s designed exclusively for iPad or other tablet-style devices and cannot be dispatched in a print or web edition.  The subscription in U.S. will be 99 cents a week. […]

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Why so Sad?

November 27, 2010

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In the last post, we got a preview of the digital threats toward TV.  Although TV is putting up a fight in the entertainment sector, it’s the news arena that’s having trouble.  Obviously you can TiVo an episode of the Daily Show, but it wouldn’t make much sense to do the same with last night’s […]

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Staying Popular

November 27, 2010

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While Apple, Google, and Hulu are multiplying options for online and on-demand content, broadcasters are still encouraged to stream to the viewers’ living rooms. Viacom‘s president and CEO, Philippe Dauman, says that “TV viewing is at an all-time high.” Of course, the company owns MTV and Comedy Central. TV viewership at home has increased by […]

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Basic Essentials

November 20, 2010

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This week, the House democrats rejected a bill that was unanimously supported by Republicans to defund National Public Radio (NPR), with 239-171 vote.  The proposal came after House Republicans started an anti-government spending program called YouCut, where Americans vote for the different projects they want to cut. If there’s ever a medium that supplies the […]

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