- Steve Ballmer and Carl Icahn have phone conversations for "as long as an hour," and they're not watching TV together. Icahn continues his letter-writing maneuvering by dangling the carrot of reopening talks with Microsoft... if a new board replaces those who fumbled the deal in the first place -- a claim Microsoft backs up.
- Advertisers aren't just spending money online -- out-of-home advertising sees its share of ads. And we're already starting to see some collaboration between billboards and mobile advertising. Almost Web-like, one might say.
And check out today's News Bits for the bodice-ripping consummation of the NBCU-Weather Channel courtship.
— The Staff, Contentinople