Media Briefing for Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31st, 2009

Online video is more popular than Facebook. (San Francisco Chronicle)

North Korea aims to show the dark side of the South. (Associated Press)

China is banning online violent games. (Associated Press)

A Dutch court has ruled that the Pirate Bay Web site must quit the Netherlands in 10 days. (Associated Press)

Turks censor YouTube censorship. (Associated Press)

ABC is expanding its medical coverage and has hired a Center for Disease Control doctor. (Associated Press)

The iPhone is vulnerable to a text message attack, according to an expert. (San Francisco Chronicle)

IBquity says sales are strong for the HD portable FM radio. (Radio World)

There is a generation gap between younger gays who are confident and in some cases expectant, and older gays who recall the bitter struggles and repression. (New York)

A new agreement puts Milwaukee Fox affilaite WITI channel 6 weather and news on the Clear Channel radio stations in the Milwaukee market. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Sarah Palin hopes to have a politicval broadcast show. (Broadcasting & Cable)

The CEO of Microsoft says the Microsoft – Yahoo deal is being misunderstood. (New York Times) (San Jose Mercury News) (Associated Press) The Yahoo CEO is bewildered. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Microsoft battle with Google over search. (Los Angeles Times)

Yahoo comes full circle with its retreat from search. (Associated Press)

Does the Microsoft – Yahoo deal feel too timid? (San Jose Mercury News)

Ken Burns, Chris Rohrs and Katie Couric are among those being honored as Giants Of Broaqdcasting in Manhattan’s Grand Hyatte Hotel October 1. (TV Newser)

Ads follow Web usage, and get deeply personal. (New York Times)

Cablevision is selling Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, both in Manhattan. (New York Times) (Associated Press)

Frustrated mass transit commuters turn to Twitter to find the reasons for the delays. (San Jose Mercury News)

From D.C. all the way to your TV: the federal health care bill TV ad blitz. (Boiston Globe)

A Washington, D.C. bus driver accused of speaking on the cellular telephone while driving, is under investigation and may be terminated if found guilty. (Washington Post)

Glenn Beck of the Fox News Channel argues that Barack Obama is a racist. (Politico)

The bad economy is not hitting Time Warner’s HBO. (Los Angeles Times)

Not guilty pleas were entered in slaying of Oakland, California journalist. (San Francisco Chronicle)

AOL is once again getting an adjustment ijn its name. (Associated Press)

Alabama’s state ban of a nude picture on the label of a wine bottle, is a strong marketing tool, as it turns out. (Associated Press)