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    4-Minute Roundup: Apple’s iAds; Journo-Programming Degree

    by Mark Glaser
    April 9, 2010

    Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at Apple’s plan to enter mobile advertising with its new iAd platform. Apple has been known for hardware and software but has never handled ad sales before, and now finds itself squarely in competition with Google and AdMob in that arena. Plus, Columbia University announced a new dual journalism-programming degree. And I ask Just One Question to AdAge reporter Kunur Patel about her take on the new Apple iAd platform.

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    Listen to my entire interview with Kunur Patel:

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    Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

    Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

    Apple Launches ‘iAd,’ Mobile Ad Platform for iPhone and iPad at ClickZ

    Steve Jobs Promises Developers That Apple’s iAds Won’t ‘Suck’ and Will Make Them Money at MediaMemo

    Apple’s iAd Not Game-Changing, but Will Move Market at AdAge

    Apple Unveils New Ad Software for iPhone at Wall Street Journal

    Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans Thursday, and Google Can’t Wait to Tell the FTC at MediaMemo

    Apple unveils iPhone OS 4.0 at CNET

    Apple Unveils Ad Platform and Phone Software at NY Times Bits

    Will Columbia-Trained, Code-Savvy Journalists Bridge the Media/Tech Divide? at Wired Epicenter

    Columbia’s J-School Gears Up A New Generation Of Digital Media Geeks at Business Insider

    Columbia Rolls Out Joint Journalism – CompSci Grad Program at FishbowlNY

    New dual-degree master’s in journalism & computer science announced at Columbia University

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    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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