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News From Around the Media World October 30, 2007

Filed under: Media Briefs — NYU WIC @ 7:45 pm

Google-Powered Cell Phones
The Wall Street Journal
Google will soon unveil a plan to put Google applications–its search engine, Google Maps, YouTube, and Gmail–as accessible on cell phones as they are on the Internet.

Yahoo Adds Media Playing to Instant Messages
Reuters 
Yahoo is adding media-playing features, large file transfers, new languages, and other tools to its instant messaging service to boost their position in a market with growing competitors.

FCC May Ban Exclusive Cable Service Contracts
Los Angeles Times
In many apartment buildings, landlords work out a deal with one cable company and all residents must use that company. With cable prices skyrocketing, the FCC hopes that adding competition back into the marketplace will drive dow prices.

TV Writers May Go On Strike
Associated Press
Writers of popular scripted shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Heroes” may go on strike as early as this Thursday. Networks are preparing by creating new unscripted reality shows and game shows to fill the space.

Paris Hilton is the ‘Most Talked About’ Person of 2007
Press Gazette
Beating out Britney, Lindsay, and our other favorite celeb trainwrecks, Paris comes in as the Most Talked About in the world this year.

–Kristen O’Gorman

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