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QR Code Ads May Be Getting Too Complex

Philips & Co. has devoloped a new app, Blue Marble, that turns rooftops into billboards via a QR Code, provides a “space-accessible profile” of a building.

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IPad Promotes Micro-Mobility, Parallel Play

ABC research into how viewers consume video on the iPad has revealed three emerging trends: micro-mobility (accessing content anywhere), parallel play and marathoning. Also, parents find their kids eager to grab the devices.

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Yahoo Ups Video Content With Originals

Despite a swirl of suitors reportedly ready to make Yahoo their own, the troubled company has resolved to become the Web’s foremost destination for online video, boosting its content with Web shows tailored to women, as well as with content from its new partnership with ABC News.

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Netflix, AMC Ink Streaming Deal

Netflix announced Friday that it will add more content from AMC Networks to its streaming lineup, starting with The Walking Dead. The deal also includes other original and reality programming from AMC, IFC, the Sundance Channel and WE.

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Jobs And The Continuing Disruption Of Media

Mathew Ingram: “Even if [Apple’s] devices hadn’t generated hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue and turned Apple into one of the most valuable companies on the planet, the long-term effects of that disruption have created a legacy that puts Steve Jobs and Apple miles ahead of almost any other company in recent memory.”

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TV Debuts Push Yahoo Home Page Ad Sales

Promotion of fall TV shows helped to lift home page ad sales for Yahoo and other Web portals in the second half of the third quarter, even as ads from daily deal sites all but disappeared, according to a new report Macquerie Research.

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How Long Can AOL Stay Course On Patch?

Mathew Ingram: “AOL’s management may be committed to Patch for now, but the company can’t continue pouring money into an unprofitable entity forever, no matter how much [Patch president Warren] Webster talks about a ‘long-term’ investment.”

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Pittman’s Comp Package Includes $1M, Plane

Bob Pittman’s base salary as CEO of Clear Channel Media Holdings will be no less than $1 million per year, according to an SEC filing. Also part of the compensation package are a number of perks including an annual performance bonus targeted at no less than $1.65 million and use of a company plane.

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Toyota Adds Pandora To New Models

Pandora is muscling into traditional radio turf and invading the dashboard as Toyota will add the online music service to the 2012 Camry and 2012 Tacoma.

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Panel: Content Is Still King In Media

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google: these are the companies that will dominate the media industry in the near future. But the good news is it is possible for emerging businesses to break through with good content, according to the panel at MediaPost’s Future of the Media Forum earlier this week in New York City.

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Yahoo’s Morse: ‘Time Is A Constraint’

In an internal meeting of VP-level execs, Yahoo interim CEO Tim Morse said of the company’s strategic review that “we know time is a constraint and we are mindful we have to go quickly.” Morse also targeted the media, saing the press wrote stories about Yahoo “because they make money out of clicks.”