By Sara Jerome and Gautham Nagesh - 08/09/10 01:57 AM EDT
Web video is on the rise. Video programs made for the Web are gaining ground "after a protracted drought," according to the New York Times. Industry experts believe the medium will not supplant television any time soon, but will rather "complement it." That includes made-for-the-Web programming as well as programs that originally air on television, viewed on sites such as Hulu. "The Web video industry flies under the radar, but together, the major players rack up hundreds of millions of video views each month," the articles says. Most of the cash comes from "branded entertainment deals," which incorporate products and brands into the storyline, and to a lesser extent from traditional commercials. http://nyti.ms/cZmEh1
Cuomo files antitrust suit against LCD manufacturers. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo accused Samsung, Toshiba, LG, Sharp and other electronics manufacturers of operating a cartel from 1996 to 2006 that artificially inflated the prices for LCD screens used in televisions and computers. Several of the companies have previously plead guilty to federal antitrust violations and paid substantial fines. Cuomo's office said in a statement that the Attorney General is seeking compensation for "hundreds of millions" in overcharges to state institutions. http://bit.ly/amJw6s
What can the government do about WikiLeaks? "Constrained by the global reach of the Internet, sophisticated encryption software and the domestic legal system, the answer seems to be: Not much," the AP reports. But if the government decides the organization is putting lives at risk or threatening national security, experts say the options could expand to include "cyber strikes to take down the WikiLeaks website and destroy its files or covert operations to steal or disable the files." http://yhoo.it/9OOVNa
“As the investigation progressed, I realized there were instances in which I did not live up to the standards and principles of trust, respect and integrity that I have espoused at HP and which have guided me throughout my career."
—Ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd on his resignation after a sexual harassment probe found he had violated the company's standards of business conduct.
DELIVERY — Jimmy Kimmel sent pizzas to the staff of ABC's This Week on Friday, according to Broadcasting & Cable's John Eggerton. Kimmel may have wanted to congratulate host Christiane Amanpour on her new gig, or he may have been trying to boost the chances that the Sunday show would air clips of his comedy. "But whether kudo or bribe (or perhaps a bit of both), it was the first mass pizza gifting from a late night host that one longtime ABC News staffer could remember," Eggerton writes. And This Week did air a Kimmel clip.