Friday, June 5th, 2020

Nielsen Online has released data from a new survey suggesting that premium content just might work, but it depends on the type of content. 27,000 consumers in 54 countries were surveyed. I don’t know how this survey found people who actually said they would pay for things such as newspaper articles that they currently get for free, but they did. Survey participants were most likely to shell out the dough for music and movies. Least likely was blogs. Ironically, the reality is often the opposite, with consumers ditching premium newspapers for free, ad-supported ones while bloggers often monetize special pieces…

Tomorow, when you’re so stuffed with turkey that you can’t get up and check movie times on your laptop or desktop computer, just reach into your pocket. If you have an iPhone, Palm, or Android, simply fire up your mobile browser and visit http://www.google.com/movies. However, since Google Movie Search still inexplicably thinks I live in New York State despite my current North Carolina location, I’ll be sticking with the Fandango app on my iPhone. In case you’re wondering if you should even head out to the movies after your post-pumpkin pie nap, here’s a list of movies coming out today…

Recently, Google unveiled its new music search and today Google is showing further interest in entertainment searches by announcing updates to its movie search. Visit Google.com/movies to view the updates. Here’s what to expect: Genre filters: Helps you decide what movies to see. Comprehensive movie pages: Shows plot summary, reviews, local showtimes, trailer and photos. Map view: Get directions to the movie you’ve chosen to see. I haven’t received the update yet, so here’s a screenshot per the Official Google Blog (click to enlarge):…