D.M. Levine

You Can't Always Watch What You Want

Broadband caps arrive, but video sites mum about threat

The Star Wars cycle. The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Godfather saga. Imagine all of those in HD, streaming from your Netflix account, and you're imagining somewhere in the…

10 Baby Groupons Make Their Own Plays

Deal site clones explode across the Web

Groupon’s success at buffing a digital sheen onto a classic boiler room sales operation has spawned an explosion of clones. With a business plan so simple, it’s no wonder a…

Can Google TV Be Saved?

Sales of partner Logitech's device miss target by 70%

Google may do a lot of things right, but its miserable exceptions (Google Buzz, anyone?) can be pretty miserable—and Google TV looks right now like a candidate for the latter…

Yahoo Snaps Up Social TV Service IntoNow

Reports have 12-week-old company worth as much as $30 million

Even for an industry known for its light-speed mergers, Yahoo's acquisition of social TV service IntoNow was near record breaking. The announcement of the deal came only three months after…

ComScore Unveils New 'Total Universe' Report

Audience tracker claims it will find visitors across multiple devices

Net audience measurement giant ComScore announced plans yesterday to introduce a “total universe report” that they claim will enable digital publishers to track eyeballs across all the platforms and devices…

With YouTube, Advertisers Need More LeBron, Less Dogs on Skateboards

But will original content spark an identity crisis?

Earlier this month the buzz via The Wall Street Journal was that Google was preparing to pump $100 million into video subsidiary YouTube, all of it targeted at the creation…

YouTube Defends Copyright With 'Toons

Russell the Squirrel introduces new remedial schooling plan

Earlier today, Google unveiled a new punishment regime for YouTube copyright violators: users who've uploaded protected material onto the site are forced to take a copyright tutorial and pass a…