Tuesday, February 27, 2007

MySpace: A way to Promote Yourself and Your Music???

This article is about a singer named Tila Nguyen who became famous last year for having 1.7 million friends on myspace. She is now trying to break into the mainstream music industry with her song I love you that is produced by rapper Lil Jon. They are trying to find out what the social networking and the music sales and see if they both have anything to do with each other. They are also trying to see if it will help boost her popularity. Myspace is known for so many bands posting their music, and trying to be known and become famous. Ms. Tequila has rejected many offers by record companies, and hopes to get famous by myspace alone. They are a few things that make them nervous with trying it out because it has never been done before. Now they will get to know her and her music. The only difference with her is that she does not have a history as a recording artist online that matches her popularity as a personality online. They are reluctant, but hope that everything works out just fine.

I think that Myspace is very addictive. I have one, and I am on it constantly. There are so many different things that you can do on there. Some things are like searching music, looking at new pictures, leaving comments, bulletins. Although I must say that everyone thinks just because they post their band they are going to become famous in 2 weeks. I know of one band that I read in a recent article of Rolling Stone did that and now they are known worldwide. The band is named Panic! At the Disco! I love them. Even though they said it hasn't been done the band said part of their fame came from myspace. I am just saying that because she is popular by her looks, and personality does not mean that she is also going to win them over when it comes to music. Myspace is for friends, and people to communicate easier and quicker. It is also used for music but not to really put yourself out there like some people tend to do. All I am saying is that not everyone can be a star overnight. Myspace is not the way to go about doing it, but if that is the way she wants it then what does she have to lose? Myspace has also become a huge deal in the media. People use it for everything it seems like. Advertising things, bands, jobs anything and everything you can imagine. It is a shame that we are all looking on myspace now for entertainment value and for many other purposes.

link is found here:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/26/technology/26tequila.html

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

JetBlue Begins Reimbursing Stranded Passengers

This article is about Jet Blue and how they left tons of passengers stranded at the JFK airport in New York this past week. Mr. David Neelman chief executive was humiliated and mortified by the issues. They have agreed to send everyone either a free flight in place of the inconvenience or just give them free flyer miles. Mr. Neelman has promised to get better management and train more staff to qualify and perform crucial functions, and buy equipment needed to avoid stranding passengers or delaying them. They have agreed to certain things. There are other things that can not be helped in any way such as weather, air traffic control, and maintenance problems. In the case of departures that are delayed one to two hours, for example, passengers would get $25 off a future flight.For a delay of two to four hours, the passenger would receive $50 off a future flight. With delays of more than six hours, passengers would be entitled to a free round-trip flight. Jet Blue canceled more than 1,000 flights during the last week. Mostly after Wednesday when the ice storm hit. Today Neelman says that they will be tracking crew on every canceled flight so they can easily redirect to another flight. The airlines inability to locate and assign new flights to a huge number of problems and is what caused the main delays.

I think that Jet Blue is way too cheap and for that reason I don't fly them. You know there is something wrong when they charge one way ticket's to New York for 72 dollars. That just doesn't make sense to me. I also thought when they first came out that they were too goo to be true. I knew there was always something fishy with that airline. I think that they are trying way to hard to compete with other airline and in the process they are ruining their rep. All I know is that they better get their act together unless they want to go out of business. I would rather pay more many for a flight I know that will get me to my destination rather than taking a cheap one and being stranded.

More on this article is here http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/20/business/20jetblue.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&ref=business

Monday, February 12, 2007

Disney Profits Double on Strong DVD Sales of ‘Cars’ and ‘Pirates’

This article is about how Disney's sales have gone up in the past 6 months because of the new movie "Cars" and "Pirates of the Caribbean". They doubled on asset sales and income from the last two years. Net income rose to $1.7 billion or 79 cents a share. They also releases its earnings report after the market's close. Its shares gained 70 cents in after hours trading. Mr. Igar who took over as chief executive in October of 2005 is investing in theme parks and video game development. This will substation profit growth after net income surged 33 percent. Disney also built a website for kids to go on and look. It promotes and advertises for Disney and makes them want to go back for more. I believe that whatever Disney does they are doing a great job because there are still a ton of people who have learned to love it with them everyday. I also think that no matter which course or route Disney takes there will still be a ton of people buying their movies more and more everyday. The use strategy very well by advertising different places such as TV, computer, radio. These are all the closet thing other than the movie. Disney in my opinion will never die and there will always be plenty of people to go and come to make sure it is up and running. My only complaint is having more access for people who have disabilities.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Do Discounts Help Triple Profit??

This article is about Comcast discounting their initial rate to have cable set up. The company is based in Philly said they are splitting their stock 3 for 2 on Feb 21st. The net income totaled to 390 million or 18 cents a share and the year before it was 133 million or 6 cents a share. Then stock in Comcast fell $1.37 to $42.92 a share. Comcast projects revenue from its cable, Internet and phone business to increase by at least 12 percent this year compared to 2006. He said that the bundle packaged that they offered which was $99 a month for Internet and TV drove the business and expects it to only get better in 2007. the number of digital subscribers rose by 613,000 up from a year ago ending the year at 12.7 million. Comcast now serves 11.5 million broadband Internet customers.

I think that Comcast is doing very well, and advertising wisely. They always have ads in the paper, and on TV for the deals that they have for comcast. In that sense they are doing well. Now most of their ads show up on TV and attracts to the viewers that may not have cable Internet or DSL cable Internet. I know that a lot of people are hesitant to get cable Internet because it turns out eventually to be really expensive. My family has comcast, and we have cable Internet, and pay for the cable and Internet together. When we first got it about 4 years ago it started out expensive but then after they got some deals out we switched over to the better one, and then pay a flat rate a month. I am not saying that it is still not expensive either way but at least that it is cheaper than before. I believe that them advertising helps the business more and even if they have deals like free people installing it in their homes attracts new customers. Comcast is the major network provider here in Jacksonville. I think that one day another service provider is going to come and give them some major competition or they may already have some.

this article can be found here