Thursday, April 14, 2011

More comings and goings

- Web advertising in the United States in 2010 surpassed newspaper ad revenue for the first time ever, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

- Doesn't the whole need to tweet or Foursquare your location seem akin to a dog hiking its leg and marking his spot?

- The health of the long-running genre, daytime soap operas, is in big trouble. ABC announced today that it is gradually replacing both One Life to Live and All My Children. The latter show will end in September of this year; Life will end in January 2012. The coming demise of these two shows leaves four daytime dramas: General Hospital (ABC), Days of Our Lives (NBC), Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) and Young and the Restless (CBS.)

- Flipboard, that wonderful iPad app, will now come pre-loaded with Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network. So, just like Facebook and Twitter, if you don't want OWN on Flipboard, you'll have to opt out. The app, one of the best on Apple's iPad, allows users to create personalized magazines from content shared on Facebook and Twitter, plus media channels like Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The Economist, and others.

- Dave Matthews Band played an intimate acoustic set last night in New York at the Blue Man Group Theater. The show, in front of 300 people, reunited the group's original lineup and benefited the new Blue School, which pushes for creative education.

- Times are good in the Swift family. Taylor Swift recently purchased her mother and father a $1.4 million home in Nashville. The Grammy award winner also maintains a home in Nashville as well as one in Los Angeles.

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