The Week in Media

From Steven Tyler to a crashing cloud, headlines and quotes from the week

Top media news for the week of April 18-22:



Steven Tyler drops the F-bomb in front of live 'American Idol' audience

Dish partners with HBO to stream video content online

Jane Harman takes husband's spot on NewsBeast board

► Print revenue down at NYT Co., but paid digital subscriber count a respectable 100,000

► FCC review pending, AT&T, T-Mobile up lobbying expenses 15% and 32% over Q1 2010

► Fair, Cavalletti named co-chief digital officers at Mullen

► Apple's online music storage service might launch before Google’s

VW Beetle dumps dashboard vase in attempt to man up carDish partners with HBO to stream video content online

Kevin Roddy joins Publicis & Hal Riney as chief creative officer; to run both Hal Riney and Publicis Modem

► Increasingly irrelevant, MySpace dissed by hot music industry startup Ticketfly

► Pulitzer surprises: online-only report wins; no prize awarded for breaking news reporting

Omnicom’s Q4 results show revenue up, but growth slowed by Chrysler loss

► Shazam-like IntoNow can i.d. content on TV; Pepsi experiments with free soda incentive

► Discovered: iPhones and iPads track and save data about users

ESPN iced out of NHL rights package by 10-year NBC, Versus deal


And….the Week in Quotes

"Company that makes no money in talks to pay $50 million for other company that makes no money." R/GA tweet (account is run by Chapin Clark) about the report that Twitter might buy Tweetdeck

"Huffington Post is the middle handle on a frozen yogurt machine that serves glorious boobs & tragic news." Funny or Die tweet

"Phone hacking is wrong, [it’s] illegal, and the police and the prosecuting authorities should follow the evidence wherever it goes." —British PM David Cameron on the potential investigation of an ex-aide in the "News of the World" hacking scandal

"Would it kill you to say you’re sorry?"

—Taco Bell print ad unwisely keeping alive a lawsuit—already dropped—that claimed its beef had filler

"If the exhibitors are worried, I’m worried."

James Cameron, not happy with DirecTV’s movies-at-home plan