Weekend Roundup

Highlights of recent news to prepare you for the upcoming business week:

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Weekend Roundup

Highlights of recent news to get you ready for the upcoming business week:

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  • Purportedly leaked document outlines Microsoft’s plans for the next Xbox, the Xbox 720, and spells out plans for Microsoft’s living room dominance over the next ten years.   In support of the originally posted document’s authenticity is the fact that it was recently removed at the request of a law firm known to work with Microsoft on patent issues.
  • Perhaps the integration of interactive advertising with Xbox 360 streaming services is the first step?
  • The periodic table of social media.
  • There is a youth demographic for which QR codesare actually working…
    • Understanding this target market probably explains why the Rock the Vote campaign is using the technology so effectively.
  • Using social media to track the spread of illness trends could prove incredibly effective.
  • A look at the correlation between Facebook user’s brand likes.
  • Video game industry sales continue to fall.

Content

  • Sweeping, multi-generational list of some of the best comedy pilots of all time.
  • This clip from Conan O’Brien featuring 30 Rock’s nice guy Jack McBrayer visiting a Chicago hot dog stand known for their insulting service will make you LOL. (NSFW-language)
  • Comedians take on Father’s Day in this quote-highlight slide show.

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  • The World War Z film adaptation continues to struggle.
  • 2012 Tony Awards winners list.
  • Bidding a fond farewell, after 25 years, to NPR’s Car Talk.
  • Geektastic! Swiss newspaper celebrates the move to digital distribution by printing their front page entirely in binary code.

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  • The salary figures of the Real Housewives have been released.  Are they still real housewives if they earn a salary?
  • Amazing video game art on exhibit at this year’s E3.
  • The B&N Nook edits Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

Weekend Roundup- May 28, 2012

Highlights of recent news to get you ready for the upcoming business week:

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  • Great presentation on tablet metrics from The Association of Magazine Media.
  • The CEO of Aereo, an early vendor of à la carte internet TV distribution, in a surprisingly frank discussion on the company’s ongoing legal battles with big media.
  • Microsoft is killing off the “live” sub-brand of services and products.
  • Facial recognition coming to Facebook?  Or is it all about the face.com domain?
  • Early signs of an “always-on” video chat world (this ain’t your parent’s Skype).

Content

  • The behind the scenes dish from six female show runners.
  • Fantastic breakdown of Star Wars revenue.  Can you guess which produced more money, Star Wars video games or Star Wars box office ticket sales?
  • Just how much does it cost to produce an episode of a big-budget television show?