The War Between Steve Jobs And The Labels

This is starting to sound like the Democrats and Republicans on Iraq -- except the topic is digital rights management (DRM).

Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes the unusual step of using his clout and places a letter about the music industry on the Apple website. In it, he outlines a number of scenarios that are possible in the digital downloading era. One option, that he rejects, is to make Apple's security system called Fairplay available to other companies. No sooner than Jobs declares DRM dead, the mouthpiece of the record industry, the RIAA, decides to take him up on making Fairplay available to other manufacturers. Didn't he say&hellip


The 2 S’s — Satisfy and Serve

It was only October of last year when Rewind started running full episodes of NBC programming. It has already delivered 42 million full shows.

Now a new Mediaweek article reveals that many of the people going to the site are using Rewind as their personal TiVo. And there are some very impressive numbers according to NBC research:
78% of users who streamed full-length episodes watched shows from the series they usually watch but missed on broadcast television81% of those surveyed said they&hellip


Jobs To Labels: Drop DRM

Open Letter on Apple's website from CEO Steve Jobs
February 6, 2007

With the stunning global success of Apple


65 Days in Front of the TV

The U.S. Census Bureau's new statistical abstract for 2007 forecasts how the "average" adult or teen will use media in the year ahead:
65 Days watching television41 days listening to radioA week listening to recorded musicIn excess of a week on the Internet7 days reading a daily newspaper
It's always dangerous to describe the "average" adult or teen, but be that as it may, you can adjust the numbers any way you like and they are still scary.

Because all adults are being factored in to the projections, Internet usage is lower than most of us using a computer right now might think. So it's not much of a stretch to&hellip


Viacom, The Decider

One can understand Viacom