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WPP Will Double Its Spending Budget on Twitter in 2014 - Posted June 23, 2014
In another headline from Cannes-Lions, WPP Grand Poobah Sir Martin Sorrell told the world that he will double ad spending on "The Twitter" (as he may have called it) from $50 mil... [AgencySpy]

Why Comcast's Mobile Hotspot Plans Have Major TV Everywhere Implications - Posted June 19, 2014
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Comcast plans to "... [Lost Remote]

VH1 and Republic Records Team to Make a Band Famous - Posted June 12, 2014
We are more than halfway through a 24-hour livestream event in which VH1 and Republic Records are partnering to '... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: WH Probes CIA Press Leak | Katz, Lenfest Win Inquirer Bidding | New Abramson/NYT Details - Posted May 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: WH Probes CIA Press Leak | Katz, Lenfest Win Inquirer Bidding | New Abramson/NYT Details - Posted May 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: CNN Slashes Jobs | Networks Cover Benghazi Emails | Viacom Profit Up - Posted May 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: CNN Slashes Jobs | Networks Cover Benghazi Emails | Viacom Profit Up - Posted May 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oprah Eyes Clippers | Viacom to Buy Channel 5 | Time Warner Profits Soar - Posted May 1, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oprah Eyes Clippers | Viacom to Buy Channel 5 | Time Warner Profits Soar - Posted May 1, 2014
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Exclusive: Behind MTV's 2014 Movie Awards Partnership with Tumblr and Taco Bell - Posted April 28, 2014
When it came time to carry out the first iteration of a partnership with Tumblr to provide a custom advertising solution for Taco Bell during the 2014 Movie Awards, ... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 | Whoopi Gets New Gig | Wallace Re-Signs - Posted April 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 | Whoopi Gets New Gig | Wallace Re-Signs - Posted April 18, 2014
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MTV Releases Premiere of 'Faking It' Via the MTV App One Week Prior to Linear Debut - Posted April 15, 2014
A host of Viacom properties - MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, and Logo - have recently had great success premiering new shows within its apps. MTV today announced that its newest scripted series, 'Faking It,' will be available exclusively via the MTV app on ... [Lost Remote]

Comedy Central's New 'First Screen' App - Posted April 1, 2014
Comedy Central today released its new iPhone and iPad app, which includes full episodes from the most recent season of "South Park" and next-day availability of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,' a... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Turkey Bans Twitter | Netflix CEO Blasts ISPs | Carney Not Prompted - Posted March 21, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Turkey Bans Twitter | Netflix CEO Blasts ISPs | Carney Not Prompted - Posted March 21, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Viacom, Google Settle | KOMO Helicopter Crash | CNN Ratings Surge - Posted March 19, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Viacom, Google Settle | KOMO Helicopter Crash | CNN Ratings Surge - Posted March 19, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook DeepFace Software | Pandora Ups Premium Price - Posted March 19, 2014
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Google, Viacom Settle Copyright Infringement Case - Posted March 18, 2014
Google and Viacom have settled their seven-year legal battle. The terms of the settlement are undisclosed. The case was brought by Viacom, which alleged that YouTube was engaged in "brazen" copyright infringement by allowing users to upload content ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Ratings Soar | Gould Leaves NBC News | WaPo Branches to NYC - Posted March 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Ratings Soar | Gould Leaves NBC News | WaPo Branches to NYC - Posted March 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Selfie Sets Record | Charter Eyes TWC Subs | FCC Dumps Media Study - Posted March 3, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Selfie Sets Record | Charter Eyes TWC Subs | FCC Dumps Media Study - Posted March 3, 2014
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Exclusive: Palladia to give SXSW 2014 attendee programming power for a day - Posted February 28, 2014
Next week, the film, television, music, and tech industries will descend upon Austin for South by Southwest (SXSW). The festival has grown tremendously in the past five years, and many brands use the week to shine a spotlight on new projects. VH1 will be heading down and will focus on marke... [Lost Remote]

'RuPaul's Drag Race' to premiere a week early in Logo TV's new app - Posted January 30, 2014
Logo TV, the Viacom network focused on LGBT content, has today released its first app - available free in the iTunes store. The app will be video-centric, and will contain a library of LGBT-focused films, authentica... [3D Printing Insider]

Sumner Redstone and His 'Beautiful Women' - Posted January 8, 2014
In Robert Evans' new book The Fat Lady Sang, there's a lot of good stuff about the actor-producer-survivor's lifelong friendship with mentor Sumner Redstone. Now, there's also a fascinating THR interview. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Sumner Redstone and His 'Beautiful Women' - Posted January 8, 2014
In Robert Evans' new book The Fat Lady Sang, there's a lot of good stuff about the actor-producer-survivor's lifelong friendship with mentor Sumner Redstone. Now, there's also a fascinating THR interview. ... [FishbowlNY]

Study reveals new kind of TV viewer: the "power breaker" - Posted October 17, 2013
The results of a recent study conducted by VivaKi's The Pool -and unveiled during Advertising Week... [Lost Remote]

Univision Ad-Sales Head David Lawenda Joins Facebook As VP, Global Sales, U.S. - Posted October 1, 2013
Facebook continued to strengthen its ties with the television industry with its addition of f... [AllFacebook]

How TV Land is using Content (Ctrl) technology for successful social TV results - Posted September 6, 2013
When asked what my favorite second screen social TV app is, my consistent response has always been, "Gmail". Commercials, pauses on the DVR and passive TV watching is often complemented by catching up on email. As the social web grows, so do the emails we receive from major social netw... [3D Printing Insider]

Should Brands Always Follow Suggested Standards? - Posted July 3, 2013
When a company's primary audience is under the age of 12, will the public expect that company to promote only products and behaviors deemed "healthy" by third-party standards or trust it to develop its own? To put it another way: does Cookie Monster really need to eat vegetables?... [PRNewser]

Why Nickelodeon Can't Kid Around with the Nutrition Debate - Posted June 10, 2013
No one in the PR industry can resist a story that involves high-powered U.S. Senators, the health of American children and a juggernaut entertainment brand focused on profits. Indeed, the current health debate surrounding Nickelodeon contain... [PRNewser]

Why Two Industry Giants -- Walmart and Viacom -- Have Semantic Technology In Their Sites - Posted June 3, 2013
The opening keynotes at this week's Semantic Technology and Business Conference saw two industry giants pump up the volume about how, and why, to apply semantic technology in the enterprise. At Viacom, the largest pure-play medi... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tumblr Desktop Sponsored Posts | Google Nutritional Information - Posted May 31, 2013
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STUDY: Facebook Users Who Like TV Show Pages 75 Percent More Likely To Watch - Posted May 21, 2013
Facebook users who like the ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Reportedly in Talks to Use Video Content from Viacom, NBC - Posted April 16, 2013
Vine was just the warm-up. Twitter will soon be incorporating more videos and ads from television networks, according to a report by Bloomberg. Bloomberg's sources say that Twitter is in talks to ... [SocialTimes.com]

WalmartLabs, Viacom to Give Opening Keynotes at SemTechBiz SF - Posted March 25, 2013
The 2013 Semantic Technology and Business Conference in San Francisco is fast approaching. The conference, which will run June 2-5, will combine innovative panels, case studies, tutorials, roundtables, keynotes, and lightning sessions that will give you an unpa... [AllTwitter]

Meet MTV's Nev Schulman, VH1's Drita D'Avanzo, CMT's Cody Alan and Logo's Ivy Winters at Social Media Week NY - Posted February 20, 2013
MTV, VH1, CMT and LOGO have successfully made Social Media Week as sexy as Fashion Week. Today, at Viacom HQ in NYC, I'll be moderating a panel featuring MTV's Nev Schulman, VH1's Drita D'Avanzo, CMT's Cody Alan and Logo's Ivy Winters to discuss "... [Lost Remote]

PR Fail: MTV/BET Twitter 'Hack' Was a Promo Stunt - Posted February 19, 2013
Twitter hacking is the big thing this week! After hackers turned Burger King into McDonald's yesterday (and did their best to promote rappers T-Shyne and Chief Keef), the same team hijacked Jeep... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: NBCUniversal, Bloomberg LP, and Viacom Inc. - Posted November 30, 2012
NBCUniversal executive Lenore Moritz was promoted to the position of vice president, communications, digital and integrated media, in NBCUniversal's Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media (E&DN/IM) division. Most recently, Moritz was VP of Communications for Integrated Media and iVillage, which recently moved to the digital portfolio in NBCUniversal's News division.... [PRNewser]

Can a New Programming Chief Save MTV? - Posted November 16, 2012
We told you earlier this week why music videos are no longer MTV's cup of tea (reality shows are king, iTunes and Pandora rule the music world, you're old, etc.), but now it seems ... [PRNewser]

Budweiser Miffed Over Flight Product Placement - Posted November 7, 2012
And now we bring you a very, very welcome respite from politics. Yes, it felt great to type that. In the eyes of the average brand, product placement is a good thing--especially when the product in question plays a role in a hit feature film. But representatives for worldwide King of Suds... [PRNewser]

Media Companies Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts - Posted November 1, 2012
Repeat after us: Giant companies aren't always bad. Especially when they use some of their overflowing money stash's for the greater good. News Corporation, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company and NBC Universal are doing their part, as they've all pledged donations ... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Companies Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts - Posted November 1, 2012
Repeat after us: Giant companies aren't always bad. Especially when they use some of their overflowing money stash's for the greater good. News Corporation, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company and NBC Universal are doing their part, as they've all pledged donations ... [FishbowlNY]

Semantic Web Jobs: Viacom - Posted October 29, 2012
Viacom is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC. According to the post this position will, "In close alignment with Application Development, architect and integrate the server infrastructure and related components for business productivity... [semanticweb.com]

Dish Purportedly In Talks With Viacom To Change The Economics Of Pay-TV - Posted September 27, 2012
Earlier this year Dish Network made headlines when they dropped AMC, to the dismay of Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad fans everywhere. In "out wi... [SocialTimes.com]

The Semantics of Finance & Publishing at SemTechBiz NYC - Posted August 30, 2012
The Semantic Technology and Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) will take place October 15-17 in New York City. In addition to presentations regarding Big Data, open government, and business, the highly anticipated conference will feature a number of presentati... [semanticweb.com]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted August 3, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Viacom Takes Pro Gay Marriage Stance, July 27 ... [FishbowlLA]

Viacom Takes Pro Gay Marriage Stance - Posted July 27, 2012
Viacom is one of several major companies -- including Google, CBS, Zynga, Diageo, Levi Strauss, and more -- to file a court briefing opposing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Before you get all giddy and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Viacom Takes Pro Gay Marriage Stance - Posted July 27, 2012
Viacom is one of several major companies -- including Google, CBS, Zynga, Diageo, Levi Strauss, and more -- to file a court briefing opposing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Before you get all giddy and ... [FishbowlNY]

Revolving Door: Jimmy Kimmel, the Top 6 Monthlies, Ryan Seacrest, and More - Posted April 30, 2012
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Viacom Wins Reversal | Facebook on Nasdaq | Twitter's Spam War - Posted April 6, 2012
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Viacom's CEO Sees Pay Drop by Almost 50 Percent, Could Still Buy Your Life - Posted January 30, 2012
In 2010, Viacom's Philippe Dauman was the highest paid CEO in the country, pulling in a cool $84 million. However, things changed drastically last year. According to company security filin... [Fishbowl NY]

Viacom's CEO Sees Pay Drop by Almost 50 Percent, Could Still Buy Your Life - Posted January 30, 2012
In 2010, Viacom's Philippe Dauman was the highest paid CEO in the country, pulling in a cool $84 million. However, things changed drastically last year. According to company security filin... [FishbowlNY]

MongoGraph One Ups MongoDB With Semantic Power - Posted January 11, 2012
MongoDB has been gaining traction: 10gen, which began the MongoDB project and offers commercial MongoDB support services, said that for 2011 there was a 300 percent increase in Fortune 500 enterprise customers. The list included Disney, Viacom, HP and McKesson. The company also noted strong adoption in Europe including Telefonica and... [semanticweb.com]

Roll Call: Heineken, Viacom, and More - Posted December 23, 2011
Heineken USA has named Stacey Tank as SVP of corporate relations starting January 3. Tank was prev... [PRNewser]

FishbowlNY's 2009 Lists: A Timeline Of Magazine Closings - Posted December 23, 2009
It's been a tough year for the publishing industry, and magazines in particular have had it rough. Every major publisher has had to shutter at least one of its titles, and some of our favorite glossies have gone to that great magazine rack in the sky. While it would take forever to... [Fishbowl NY]

FishbowlNY's 2009 Lists: A Timeline Of Magazine Closings - Posted December 23, 2009
It's been a tough year for the publishing industry, and magazines in particular have had it rough. Every major publisher has had to shutter at least one of its titles, and some of our favorite glossies have gone to that great magazine rack in the sky. While it would take forever to... [FishbowlNY]

Viacom Earnings|Travel Channel|Ascend Media Liquidates|Bloomberg's BusinessWeek Plans|WebMediaBrands CEO Meckler - Posted November 3, 2009
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Viacom Earnings|Travel Channel|Ascend Media Liquidates|Bloomberg's BusinessWeek Plans|WebMediaBrands CEO Meckler - Posted November 3, 2009
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Balloon Boy|HuffPo Passes WaPo In Unique Views|Redstone To Sell $1B In CBS, Viacom Shares|MPA Conference Snap Shot|Tina Brown - Posted October 15, 2009
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Balloon Boy|HuffPo Passes WaPo In Unique Views|Redstone To Sell $1B In CBS, Viacom Shares|MPA Conference Snap Shot|Tina Brown - Posted October 15, 2009
... [FishbowlNY]

Is Ebony For Sale? - Posted September 28, 2009
Is Johnson Publishing, the owner of Ebony shopping around its flagship publication? That's the news coming out of Newswe... [Fishbowl NY]

Is Ebony For Sale? - Posted September 28, 2009
Is Johnson Publishing, the owner of Ebony shopping around its flagship publication? That's the news coming out of Newswe... [FishbowlNY]

Nickelodeon Promotes Mullen To Head On-Air Creative Strategy - Posted July 22, 2009
Kids network Nickelodeon today promoted its vice president of preschool production, Anne Mullen, to senior vice president overseeing on-air creative strategy for the whole network -- from preschool p... [Fishbowl NY]

Nickelodeon Promotes Mullen To Head On-Air Creative Strategy - Posted July 22, 2009
Kids network Nickelodeon today promoted its vice president of preschool production, Anne Mullen, to senior vice president overseeing on-air creative strategy for the whole network -- from preschool p... [FishbowlNY]

Breaking: More Layoffs At MTV - Posted June 23, 2009
Broadcasting & Cable is reporting that MTV Networks laid off a big group of staffers today -- wit... [Fishbowl NY]

Breaking: More Layoffs At MTV - Posted June 23, 2009
Broadcasting & Cable is reporting that MTV Networks laid off a big group of staffers today -- wit... [FishbowlNY]

Media Stocks Rallying - Posted April 27, 2009
Reuters took a page out of our playbook and looks at the state of media stocks in ... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Stocks Rallying - Posted April 27, 2009
Reuters took a page out of our playbook and looks at the state of media stocks in ... [FishbowlNY]

Media Stocks: The State of the Top 13 - Posted April 24, 2009
Gannett Co.'s in serious, serious trouble. The company's stock dropped to barely more than $3.00 per share before recovering with a late Friday rally back to $3.45. Still, that's a decline of $0.31 on the week, and it continues to trend towards zero. Elsewhere, only Viacom and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Stocks: The State of the Top 13 - Posted April 24, 2009
Gannett Co.'s in serious, serious trouble. The company's stock dropped to barely more than $3.00 per share before recovering with a late Friday rally back to $3.45. Still, that's a decline of $0.31 on the week, and it continues to trend towards zero. Elsewhere, only Viacom and ... [FishbowlNY]

Paramount Pulls A Fast One With Its Layoffs - Posted December 15, 2008
Paramount Pictures, in compliance with parent company Viacom's edict for 7% layoffs, gave some pink slips, Variety re... [FishbowlLA]

MTV Hit Hard By Viacom Layoffs - Posted December 5, 2008
More information about the bloodbath that took place over at Viacom yesterday — to the tune of 850 layoffs — is beginning to trickle down. W... [Fishbowl NY]

MTV Hit Hard By Viacom Layoffs - Posted December 5, 2008
More information about the bloodbath that took place over at Viacom yesterday — to the tune of 850 layoffs — is beginning to trickle down. W... [FishbowlNY]

Sad But True, Viacom Lets 7% Go -- And We Mean Employees, Not Films - Posted December 5, 2008
The hits just keep on comin'. Viacom succumbed to the cost-cutting measures with a seven percent shave that included Paramount Vantage chief ... [FishbowlLA]

Viacom to Slash 850 Jobs - Posted December 4, 2008
Rumors about this have been floating around for a while now and looks like they are coming to pass. The AP is reporting that Viacom, owner of MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures, has announced it will slash 850 jobs or 7% of its workforce. In addition to... [Fishbowl NY]

Viacom to Slash 850 Jobs - Posted December 4, 2008
Rumors about this have been floating around for a while now and looks like they are coming to pass. The AP is reporting that Viacom, owner of MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures, has announced it will slash 850 jobs or 7% of its workforce. In addition to... [FishbowlNY]

Viacom Having Issues -- No Party, Fire Sale - Posted November 4, 2008
Viacom domo Sumner Redstone hates to admit it, but he's having some troubles with his flagship National Amusements Inc.... [FishbowlLA]

DHD: MTV Hiding Layoffs - Posted October 31, 2008
Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that "Viacom's MTV Networks is planning a lot of layoffs." Which... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted July 16, 2008
50 Cent: Not the rapper, the price tag. In the face of cuts and other awful things, Steve Lopez reminds readers what they're getting for 50 cents: "Although that money doesn't buy you ... [FishbowlLA]

Breaking: Dan Rather Ruling: Let the Spin Begin! - Posted April 10, 2008
A judge has issued a ruling on CBS's motion to dismiss Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit. In short, some aspects (and defendants) of the suit were thrown out, but the suit will proce... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted December 11, 2007
The Internet Is For Porn: Pity poor Vivid Entertainment Group which is seeing too much of its skin being shown for free -- and without consent -- on YouTube knockoff PornoTube. Echoing the Viacom lawsuit, the porn giant is ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted December 10, 2007
South Central Days: Reporter John Mitchell makes much of the art-kinda-sorta-imitating-life aspect of this tale about a gang member who made a film about his violent demise. But we're much more fascinated by the fact that the fo... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted October 18, 2007
More ink on Iggy: A sobbing Ellen DeGeneres tells Ryan Seacrest that she arrived "five minutes too late" to reclaim the Brussels Griffon mix terrier from Mutts & Moms, a rescue group that ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 21, 2007
More Sumner Madness: Getting sick of Hollywood's least-lovable codger, David Geffen and Steven Spielberg will likely be splitting from Paramount Pictures, less than two years after... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted August 24, 2007
Funny Or Offensive? Online critics praise and skewer BET's "Read a F@&%ing Book" campaign. Greg Braxton does a nice job of pointing out that the campaign's coarse langauge is "bleeped out when it is ... [FishbowlLA]

Dog Days of Sumner - Posted July 23, 2007
Following a NYT story last week about Sumner Redstone's squabbles with his daughter Shari (and everyone else on the planet, really), the LAT hits the ol' man with a ... [FishbowlLA]

Off the Media: Gates v. Garfield v. Blogosphere - Posted March 22, 2007
"On the Media" co-host Bob Garfield this week asks America's-richest-man, philanthropist and future thinker Bill Gates what we've all wanted to know: What do you think of those Mac ads on TV that make you look reall... [Fishbowl NY]

Off the Media: Gates v. Garfield v. Blogosphere - Posted March 22, 2007
"On the Media" co-host Bob Garfield this week asks America's-richest-man, philanthropist and future thinker Bill Gates what we've all wanted to know: What do you think of those Mac ads on TV that make you look reall... [FishbowlNY]

In The Trades: So Old It's New! - Posted March 14, 2007
Viacom is suing YouTube for unauthorized use of some 160,000 video clips from MTV, Comedy Central and VH1. Viacom thinks that $1 billion is fair recompense for the 1.5 billion times the clips were viewed. Viacom's argument includ... [FishbowlLA]

YouTube Nabs Chilling Effects Prof.: Coincidence or Deep Chill? - Posted February 5, 2007
In the rush to nab video pirates, YouTube purged user-content that had nothing to do with Viacom, except sharing some key words. Harvard's Jim Moore complained this weekend that Viacom removed a ... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Writes A Job Posting For Viacom, Hopes They Don't Make Us Take it Down - Posted February 5, 2007
Viacom doesn't know it, but it needs fact-checkers. So allow us to list a job posting on... [FishbowlLA]

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