Monthly Archives: February 2011

Telemundo Targets ‘Generation YLA’

MultiChannel News
Census, Research Shows Hispanic Gains, Notably With Young Latino Americans

by Laura Martinez — Multichannel News, Feb 2011 10:05:38 PM

Armed with proprietary research and Census numbers, Telemundo is going after “Generation YLA.”

When the Census Bureau finishes releasing 2010 U.S. Census results, the figures will show what many in the media already suspected: That Hispanics are driving the population growth in America, and accounting for double-digit growth in places that have not been considered “traditional Hispanic hubs” before.Raul Cisneros of the U.S. Census BureauRaul Cisneros of the U.S. Census Bureau

For instance, according to data released earlier this month for Maryland, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana and Vermont, Hispanic growth is outpacing non-Hispanic growth in each state by double-digit margins. (more…)

Fantastic Publicity For Stories My Nana Tells

Feb 2011 – In The Press
Stories My Nana Tells

The Victoria Park Examiner recently sent a reporter, Kate Murphy, to interview Lesley Dewar and get the background behind Stories My Nana Tells.  Lesley and Kate had a great chat and the story that Kate has written is excellent.

It tells how Lesley was planning a trip to LA for a Women’s Small Business Expo and afterwards have a holiday in Toronto, before going to Paris.

Instead, the trip has turned into a ten city tour of the US and Canada – showcasing Stories My Nana Tells – from New York to Miami and beyond.

As Lesley says – Paris will have to wait.  The story is attached.  Check it out!  Kate Murphy’s story about Stories My Nana Tells in The Victoria Park Examiner

Lesley will be emailing reports and pictures back to Kate as she tours the US and Canada so their readers can keep up to date with all the happenings. Lesley had been featured in The Victoria Park Examiner before, too, as a Twittering Grandmother. In June 2010, the Victoria Park Examiner writes about Lesley Dewar and Twitter

On Tuesday, Lesley met with Ariel Hyatt of Ariel Publicity in New York, here in Perth. See Ariel’s site here – she is huge in New York

Ariel is on a tour of Australia, supporting local musicians who need overseas publicity and was sponsored out here by WAM (West Australian Music Industry Association).  The meeting was set up by one of Lesley’s contacts on LinkedIn, from Los Angeles.  Thank you to Peggy Dold, in LA, for connecting me with Ariel Hyatt from New York – right here in Perth, Western Australia. Ariel mentioned how far away from the rest of the world Perth (and Australia) seems to be. That is not stopping us from bringing Stories My Nana Tells to you!

After an hour or so, Ariel said she believes that Stories My Nana Tells will go “gangbusters” in the US and she will help set up an event for Lesley when she gets to New York. Offered to help get tickets to see The Lion King, too.

There are are very exciting times ahead for Stories My Nana Tells – going global.  And before that, Lesley is off to Brisbane, on Monday Feb28,  to showcase Stories My Nana Tells at the Women’s Network Lunch and other women’s events. Stories My Nana Tells has also been  featured in the Connect2Mums digital magazine this month.  Our page in the AusMumpreneurs Magazine this month.

Hispanics trail other groups in Web usage, confidence

African Americans in Prince George’s County, Md., grapple with how to get by as they face increasing unemployment and foreclosure.

Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, February 22, 2011; 9:56 PM

Hispanics are less connected to the Internet than whites and blacks, using Web sites less frequently and expressing more discomfort with computers and technology in the workplace, according to a new survey.

Mobile Music: A $5.5 Billion Opportunity For More Than Just Apple

Ingrid Lunden
Feb 22, 2011 9:24 AM ET

Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Jet

New forecasts out today for the mobile music market from Juniper Research: it will bring in revenues of $5.5 billion by 2015, compared to $3.1 billion last year. What’s interesting is that mobile music might just turn out to be more competitive than the digital market overall. While digital music is dominated by Apple’s iTunes, dozens of companies are piling into mobile music looking to capitalise on the opportunity, as long as the pesky pirates don’t get to it first.

Juniper analyst Daniel Ashdown tells mocoNews that currently iTunes makes up about 60 percent of mobile music market. Meanwhile, in digital music overall, iTunes accounts for 66.2 percent, according to December figures from NPD Group.

But while iPods have long dominated the portable, digital music player market (giving a strong push to the iTunes market), in smartphones we have seen a dramatic entrance from Android, and that’s not even considering the still-strong role played by Nokia (NYSE: NOK), as well as BlackBerry and others. Each of these platforms has been breeding a number of native and app-based music services, as well as offerings from mobile operators, which are all continuing to vie for business against Apple. (more…)


Written by Marina Freri on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

update Troubled mobile telco Vodafone Hutchison Australia has revealed it will install new radio equipment at all of its 8,000-odd mobile base stations around the nation, in a giant network rollout of unprecedented scope in the Australian market which will see incumbent suppliers Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson dumped in favour of Chinese vendor Huawei. (more…)

Facebook Poaches Google’s Top Executive in Latin America

New York Times
February 22, 2011, 1:22 pm


The fight for talent between Google and Facebook — or more precisely, the flow of Google employees to Facebook — is not just a Silicon Valley affair.

Facebook has hired Alexandre Hohagen, the top Google executive in Latin America, to be its vice president for sales in the region, the company said in a press release issued in São Paulo last week. Mr. Hohagen had helped to establish Google’s Latin American offices some six years ago and later served as general manager of Google Brazil and then as vice president of Google Latin America.

Facebook said the appointment of Mr. Hohagen underscored its commitment to the region and said it planned to build a local advertising team there. (more…)

Debating the Future of the Music Biz: Big Bang Forum Stirs it Up

The Huffington Post

Jeff Pollack

Jeff Pollack

Chairman/CEO of Global Media and Entertainment, Pollack Media Group

Posted: February 21, 2011 02:24 PM

On the eve of the Grammy’s in LA, many of the leaders of the music business gathered to engage in “a better conversation about the future of the music business” at the third meeting of the Big Bang Forum, an invitation only event, organized by Ken Hertz, Eric Garland and myself.

Some of the key points that drove the discussion included the “two music industries,” subscription services, and the mixed blessing of social networking.

The meeting began with the observation that iPad adoption, after its first three quarters on the market, is around four times that of the iPhone and over 20 times that of the iPod in their first three quarters. Similarly, app downloads were over 10 times higher than those for songs/videos/movies on iTunes. This echoes the concept brought forth in Wired Magazine, when they boldly declared “The web is dead… Long live the internet” in August 2010 as well as Big Bang alum-speaker Michael Hirschorn’s concept of “The End of the Digital Frontier.” People are leaving (or at least spending increasingly less time) with the chaos of the computer and the web browser, and rapidly adopting its mobile replacement and singular apps.

2011-02-21-iPads.jpg Photo Credit: Yutaka Tsutano (more…)

Top ten global websites in January: Chinese-language sites growing

The Independent

Thursday, February 2011

Facebook was the most visited website throughout the world across the month of January, while the growing presence of Chinese internet users has boosted Chinese-language sites, placing both Baidu and QQ in the top ten, according to Google’s Ad Planner.

Ad Planner helps companies track which websites are the most visited within certain demographics in order to help companies target their advertisements. Google itself is excluded from the data results. (more…)

The Future of Media

B Chris Brogan
February 21, 2011

I’ve come up with seven ideas on how I think the future of media will turn out. I shot a video, and I invite you to participate further by creating your own ideas and potentially linking back to this post at You might see it differently, and/or you might want some extrapolation on my points. That’s why we’re here. Let’s talk about the future and see what we think is coming out. I shot this video to go with the story:

Will Be Multi Touch (more…)