1. On the Carb Side
Yes, we were amused by Mayor Bloomberg's version of the Atkins diet -- namely, take a bite of the food served at a Dr. Atkins party, then spit it out into your napkin when no one's watching.
But we were more amused to see this crack example of content-targeted advertising on the CNN.com Web site. (Thank you, Joan Griffin, for pointing this out.) After all, what better endorsement of Dr. Atkins' low-carb diet could there be than the New York City mayor's suspicions, rehashed in the story, that the doctor's dietary practices led to his death? A CNN.com spokesman says it isn't a contextually placed ad, but was just a random occurrence. Ah, the joy of random events.
2. Don't Say We Didn't Time Warner YouSpeaking of copyrighted material published by a unit of the world's largest media conglomerate... We were somewhat alarmed to hear comments made by Time Warner (TWX - Get Report) CEO Dick Parsons at a meeting with analysts this Wednesday. Specifically, we're a little jittery about Parsons' discussion of a joint effort between Time Warner and Microsoft (MSFT) -- the world's largest and most powerful software company, in case you'd forgotten -- that may affect a teeny tiny portion of your life in the future. And what's that teeny tiny thing this Microsoft/Time Warner collaboration may affect?
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