Web Advertising Surpassed Newspaper Ad Revenue in 2010


The IAB estimates that Internet-ad revenue in 2010 surpassed that of newspapers.

Double-digit growth of web advertising resumed in 2010 in the U.S.   According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, web advertising outpaced traditional media and surpassed newspaper ad revenue for the first time.


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State of the American News Media 2011: Report


Why do networks still do news?

By several measures, the state of the American news media improved in 2010.

After two dreadful years, most sectors of the industry saw revenue begin to recover. With some notable exceptions, cutbacks in newsrooms eased. And while still more talk than action, some experiments with new revenue models began to show signs of blossoming.


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Top 10 YouTube Stars That Make Over $100,000 Per Year


Shane Dawson is so popular that he is three different YouTube channels.

There are 10 independent YouTube stars who made over $100,000 in the past year, according to a study done by analytics and advertising company TubeMogul.  From July 2009 to July 2010, TubeMogul used their viewership data to estimate the annual income for independent YouTube partners, which they define as anyone who is not part of a media company or brand.


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Airlines Saw a Significant Drop in Passengers and Revenue in 2009

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Fewer people flew in 2009

The global economic downturn took 68.6 million scheduled airline passengers out of the USA’s skies over the last two years.  Last year, 769.6 million travelers boarded planes in the U.S. or planes bound for the U.S., according to new data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. That’s down 5.3% from 812.3 million passengers in 2008 and down 8.2% from the record 838.2 million air travelers in the U.S. market in 2007.


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U.S. States in Financial Meltdown


State after state in a ruinous fiscal meltdown 

A story that is not getting nearly enough attention is the ruinous fiscal meltdown occurring in state after state, all across the country.

Taxes are being raised. Draconian cuts in services are being made. Public employees are being fired. The tissue-thin national economic recovery is being undermined. And in many cases, the most vulnerable populations — the sick, the elderly, the young and the poor — are getting badly hurt.


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The Future of Microsoft’s Desktop Could Look Like a Mobile Phone


The future of Microsoft’s desktop?

Competition in the personal computer market is heating up, even as it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish just what we mean when we talk about a PC. Airline flight attendants seem to be able to discern the difference between mobile phones and personal computers in their in-flight announcements, but the vendors who make and sell them increasingly can’t.


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Fewer People Flying, But Fees Fatten Airline Revenue By $3.8 Billion


U.S. airlines are raking in more money this year from extra fees, although fewer people are flying.In the first six months of this year, the airlines collected $3.8 billion for checking bags, canceling or rebooking flights, carrying pets and assigning seats, the latest data from the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics show. That’s up from $2.3 billion for the first half of 2008.


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Global Trade Wars Escalate Over Solar Energy

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Solar panels point to the Nevada sky as they generate electricity for use on Nellis Air Force Base

Fair competition or Save the Planet?   That could ultimately be at play as China and the West, long at odds over trade in steel, textiles and auto parts, risk being sucked into a row over protectionism in renewable energy equipment such as solar panels.


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