4-Minute Roundup: Hearst E-Reader; Boxee vs. Hulu

    by Mark Glaser
    March 6, 2009

    Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I talk about how the New York Times launches hyper-local sites right as Google’s Tim Armstrong launches Patch.com hyper-local sites — both in New Jersey. Plus, Hearst says it will develop a new e-reader device like a Kindle, but with a larger, flexible screen, likely coming from E-Ink, in which Hearst is an investor. Also covered is the recent battle between cross-media platform Boxee and Hulu, with Hulu dropping its content deal and Boxee coming up with a work-around. Check it out:

    4MR 3-6-09 final.mp3

    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:

    NY Times’ Fort Greene, NJ Local site



    New hyperlocal battleground: New Jersey

    Cosmo Publisher Plans an E-Reader of Its Own

    You Can’t Keep ‘Em Down: Boxee Brings Hulu Back at ReadWriteWeb

    Lady Downsize blog

    Diet Bloggers Deal in Brutal Honesty in Quest for Weight Loss at MediaShift

    Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results:

    i-fed97968539f70e058b677ea792fcb0f-survey print newspapers.jpg
    Tagged: 4mr boxee diet blogs hearst hulu new york times

    One response to “4-Minute Roundup: Hearst E-Reader; Boxee vs. Hulu”

    1. Hyper local search is really big news. AOL’s acquisition for going and patch I think is positioning them to dominate the local search space. Not sure what the other big players have in store, but the competition in the local marketplace will be fierce.

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