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1. Americans Watch Less TV, Stream More, Report Shows -

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says.

That's bad news for cable and satellite TV providers. Americans are increasingly watching TV shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon streaming and other services. CBS and HBO have announced standalone streaming services as well.

2. Nielsen Says ABC News Didn’t Win in Ratings -

The Nielsen company says ABC’s evening newscast did not break a 263-week winning streak by its rivals at NBC, which had been reported last week.

News ratings for the week beginning Sept. 29 were affected by a software error that created miscalculations of television viewership dating back to last March. Industry officials said the error meant ABC’s viewership was consistently overestimated.

3. Nielsen Admits to Errors in TV Measurement -

The Nielsen company says they have discovered errors in their measurement of television viewing that incorrectly showed people were watching one network when in fact they were tuned in to another.

The company said it is investigating a software error that has been producing faulty data since March, but only became apparent in the past few weeks.

4. This week in Memphis history: July 11-17 -

2007: U.S. Sen. and 2004 Democratic nominee for Vice President John Edwards campaigned in Memphis in advance of the 2008 presidential race with a stop at the Metropolitan Interfaith Association store at 910 Vance Ave.

5. Many Seek New Homes Near Cities But are Priced Out -

WASHINGTON (AP) – City living has been a blessing for Tim Nelson.

The Phoenix lawyer moved downtown a few months ago into a new $389,000 home with a warehouse-style floor plan, a Jacuzzi tub and kitchen counters made of Caesarstone quartz. His favorite coffee spot is three blocks away. When the Arizona Diamondbacks play on Friday nights, he can watch postgame fireworks from his deck.

6. Study: Media Everywhere, Bathroom Included -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – TV viewers increasingly are watching programs on their own schedule, according to a Nielsen company media study released Monday.

In the past year, time-shifting of television content grew by almost two hours, averaging 13 hours per month, the study found. Viewers averaged nearly 134 hours of live TV viewing a month in 2013, down nearly three hours from 2012.

7. ServiceMaster Names New VP of Human Resources -

ServiceMaster CEO Robert Gillette has named Susan Hunsberger as the Memphis-based company’s new senior vice president of human resources.

Hunsberger comes to ServiceMaster from being head of human resources for the global business solutions group of Nielsen, the Connecticut-based information and data company best known for its television ratings.

8. ServiceMaster Names New Vice President of Human Resources -

ServiceMaster CEO Robert Gillette has named Susan Hunsberger as the Memphis-based company’s new senior vice president of human resources.

Hunsberger comes to ServiceMaster from being head of human resources for the global business solutions group of Nielsen, the Connecticut-based information and data company best known for its television ratings.

9. Shopping Spree -

Retailers have been gearing up for a frenzied Black Friday, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but industry experts expect a lukewarm year compared to moderate growth in 2012.

Both nationally and locally, many stores opened earlier than ever before in an attempt to capture customers before their competitors and maximize a shorter-than-usual shopping season.

10. Social Media: Best of the Rest -

Part two of a two-part series. With more than 200 major, active social media networks cited by Wikipedia, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the choices available. Given the considerable amount of time that businesses are investing in social media marketing, it’s vital to focus those efforts on the right networks versus every network.

11. Twitter Tunes in to TV Partnerships Ahead of IPO -

NEW YORK (AP) – People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales – and advertisers and networks are taking note.

12. 6 Internet Marketing Myths Dispelled -

We live in a digitally dominated world, and consumers quite often make decisions about brands based solely on their digital presence before ever making direct contact with an actual brand representative. While business owners and marketing professionals alike are beginning to recognize just how important it is to get their digital houses in order, there are still many internet marketing myths to be dispelled.

13. Gender Matters in Advertising -

While the gender divide among men and women continues to narrow in regard to workforce equality, recent research from Nielsen NeuroFocus, reported by TechVibes, uncovers significant differences in the way men and women think and make purchase decisions. In fact, the mere manner in which the two genders process information is fundamentally different.

14. A Year After IPO, Facebook Aims to be Ad Colossus -

NEW YORK (AP) – It was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering.

Facebook, the brainchild of a young CEO who sauntered into Wall Street meetings in a hoodie, was going to be bigger than Amazon, bigger than McDonald's, bigger than Coca-Cola. And it was all made possible by our friendships, photos and family ties.

15. Reality TV's New Stars: Small Businesses -

NEW YORK (AP) – There's no business like small business.

Mix the high stakes of running a small business with a dash of family drama and throw in a camera crew and you get hit reality television shows such as "Pawn Stars," ''Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Duck Dynasty."

16. Broadcasters Worry About 'Zero TV' Homes -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Some people have had it with TV. They've had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don't like timing their lives around network show schedules. They're tired of $100-plus monthly bills.

17. Online Reputation Could be Killing Business -

A whopping 70 percent of consumers globally report trusting online reviews from strangers when making purchase decisions, according to Nielsen’s most recent Global Trust in Advertising study. In fact, four out of five consumers say they reverse their purchase decisions based on negative online reviews, according to a Cone study of online trends.

18. US Album Sales Rise for First Time Since 2004 -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – U.S. album sales rose more than 3 percent last year for the first gain since 2004 – a sign that rising digital sales are finally stemming the decade-long decline of compact discs.

19. In Up and Down Year for Cable News, Fox Dominates -

NEW YORK (AP) – It was a good year in the ratings for cable news networks. Or a rough one. It depends on your perspective.

Fox News Channel continued its dominance, with an average viewership that exceeded CNN and MSNBC combined in prime time and for the entire day, the Nielsen ratings company said Wednesday. Fox typically had 1.87 million viewers in prime time this year. The top 13 programs in cable news all aired on Fox.

20. iPads Become Child's Play -

NEW YORK (AP) – Make room in the toy box for the iPad.

Crayola allows tots to doodle on the iPad using its iMarker just as they would a crayon on a coloring book. Tweens are able to belt out their favorite Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez tunes on a Disney microphone that turns the tablet into a karaoke machine. And technology accessories company Griffin enables teens to fly its toy helicopter by using the iPhone as a remote control.

21. Universal, Sony/ATV to Buy EMI for $4.1 Billion -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – EMI Group Ltd., the iconic British music company that is home to The Beatles, Coldplay and Katy Perry, is being split and sold for $4.1 billion.

The deal will open EMI's buyers, Universal Music and Sony/ATV, to regulatory scrutiny as they increase their dominance of the music industry.

22. US Home Builders Remain Pessimistic in August -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders are just as pessimistic about the depressed housing market as they were two years ago.

The National Association of Home Builders said Monday that its index of builder sentiment in August was unchanged at 15. The index has been below 20 for all but one month during the past two years.

23. Consumer Confidence Rises in July -

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years into the recovery, Americans' confidence in the economy continues its rollercoaster ride.

As their short-term outlook on jobs and income eased somewhat amid a mix of optimistic and bad economic news, U.S. consumers' confidence rose slightly to 59.5 in July, according to a survey released Tuesday by a private research group.

24. Consumers' Confidence Down in June on Job Worries -

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in June on continuing worries about high unemployment and stagnating wages, following a string of bad news that threatens the painfully slow U.S. economic recovery.

25. US Builders' Outlook Falls Amid Weakening Sales -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook among homebuilders has been grim all year. This month, it became grimmer.

An index that measures builders' sentiment for their industry fell three points in June to 13, the National Association of Home Builders said Wednesday. That's the lowest level in nine months. And it's just five points above the lowest reading on record, in January 2009. That's when the home market was absorbing the brunt of the housing bust.

26. Consumer Confidence Index Rises in April -

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans' confidence in the economy grew in April as fears about the job market eased, outweighing the pain from rising prices at the gas pump.

The increase comes after an unexpected drop in March. But the measure had risen for five consecutive months before that to hit a three-year high in February.

27. Inflation Worries Push Consumer Confidence Lower -

NEW YORK (AP) – Rising prices at the gas pump and in grocery aisles are starting to crimp shoppers' outlook.

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply from a three-year high in February, reversing five straight months of improvement.

28. Is E-Mail Sleeping With the Fishes? -

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series.

With social media and text messaging marketing on the rise will e-mail marketing soon be sleeping with the fishes?

A recent 2010 study by ExactTarget says no. More than half (58 percent) of study participants reported starting their online day by reading e-mails.

29. Shoppers May Have the Upper Hand This Christmas -

NEW YORK (AP) – The Christmas shopping season doesn't kick off for another six weeks, but retailers already are signaling they're prepared to discount aggressively if needed to entice shoppers still skittish about spending.

30. Broadcast Audience Aging Faster Than Population -

NEW YORK (AP) – For years, executives at ABC, Fox and NBC essentially stopped caring about television viewers once they had reached 50 years old.

You don't hear that much anymore.

The median age for viewers at those networks and CBS is now 51. The broadcasters' audience has aged at twice the rate of the general population during the past two decades, according to a new report. It's a quiet trend with a real impact on the way they do business.

31. Kroger Makes Push Into Store-Brand Beauty Products -

CINCINNATI (AP) – Grocery chain Kroger Co. is making a big push into the beauty business, this summer more than doubling its number of store-brand cosmetics, shampoos and other items while preparing to launch more products this fall and next year.

32. Twitter Makes the Man (or Woman, or Company, or ...) -

Jen Simmons is a graphic designer for The Daily News and The Memphis News who also is an avid blogger and social media devotee.

Let’s start with a little “Choose Your Own Adventure." Do You Tweet? 

33. House Set to Send FDA Tobacco Bill to Obama -

WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a decade of efforts by smoking opponents, Congress prepared to take a final vote Friday on legislation giving the government far-reaching powers to regulate tobacco and limit tobacco industry marketing and sales practices that lure young people into smoking habits.

34. AMA Wary of Obama Call for Public Health Insurance -

CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's largest doctors group isn't sold on President Barack Obama's call for a public health plan and could be a hurdle to his reform efforts.

Dr. Nancy Nielsen says the American Medical Association has "major concerns about government control over health care decisions." Nielsen is president of the AMA, which Obama will address on Monday.

35. Gannett 's July Revenue Slides 12.3 Percent -

NEW YORK (AP) - Gannett Co.'s July revenue fell 12.3 percent as retailers cut back on ad spending and classified ads continued to shrink, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher said Friday.

For the month ended Aug. 3, the McLean, Va.-based company, which publishes USA Today, said revenue fell to $546.4 million from $622.9 million a year ago.

36. FTC Warns More Than 200 Companies About 'Potentially Deceptive' Mortgage Advertising -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission has warned more than 200 companies about "potentially deceptive" mortgage advertisements that could give borrowers a false impression of the cost of home loans.

37. Rogers Named News Director at WMC-TV -      Tracey Rogers has joined WMC-TV 5 as news director. Her first day will be Feb. 19.
     Rogers previously was a news director at WAFF-TV, Raycom Media's station in Huntsville, Ala.
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38. WMC TV General Manager Brings Award-Winning Broadcast Journalism to New Role -

Lee Meredith comes across as sincere, generous and hard-working. He's also the new vice president and general manager of WMC TV-5.

Meredith started his new job in late August after Howard Meagle resigned the post for personal reasons. Meredith had worked in a similar position at WAFF TV in Huntsville, Ala., since 2001.

39. Archived Article: Tech Focus - Online consumers jumpstart holiday shopping

Online consumers kick off holiday shopping

By SUE KIRSTEIN

The Daily News

A new report indicates that online shoppers are helping jump-start the holiday season, and local e-tailers believe that...

40. Archived Article: Graphic - Honoring moms via dot-coms Honoring moms via dot-coms According to Nielsen//NetRatings Mothers Day E-Commerce Index, the flowers category surged more than 15 percent from 618,000 unique visitors from the week before Valentines Day to 713,000 unique ...

41. Archived Article: Seedtech St - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Technology at center of economic recovery plan for Binghampton area By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The digital divide can be an ever-growing chasm that lays between the tech-saavy and the dot-comless. Bridging that gulf requi...

42. Archived Article: Graphic (tech) - Checking the score Checking the score Nielsen//NetRatings released its Top 25 Web Properties, Top 10 Internet Advertisers, Top 10 Ad Banners and Average Internet Usage statistics for the week ending Jan. 9. Noteworthy this week for Web Properties: W...

43. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - Toysrus Toysrus.com announced it will extend its $10 off discount promotion (for online purchases of $25 or more) through Dec. 1. The introductory offer, which also offers free shipping, is not available in Toys `R Us stores and can only be accessed...

44. Archived Article: Graphic (tech) - Generation Y heats up the 'Net Generation Y heats up the Net Almost 14.3 million members of Generation Y (12- to 24-year-olds) use the Web every month, according to a special research study by Nielsen//NetRatings. Although this group is an obvious t...

45. Archived Article: Graphic (tech) - Online explosion Online explosion Nielsen Media Research and NetRatings have identified 35 million U.S. households (34 percent of households) or 97.1 million people that have Internet access, an increase of 43 percent compared with the 24.5 million ...

46. Archived Article: Graphic - Latest estimates released by Nielsen Media Research on the quantity and type of North American Internet users Latest estimates released by Nielsen Media Research on the quantity and type of North American Internet users. Results include: There are 7...

47. Archived Article: Graphic - Kathleen, see what you think about this, the focus is on video-conferencing Everybodys watching According to the latest figures, Nielsen Media Research in its 40 metered markets reaches 60 percent of all U.S. television households. Beginning Septemb...

48. Archived Article: Real Briefs - Homestead Village Inc Homestead Village Inc. opened four properties in June including the Homestead Village Memphis Airport. Other properties opened by the Atlanta-based company were Homestead Village Perimeter Park South in Birmingham, Ala.; Homest...

49. Archived Article: Tech Focus Info - Fall 1995 Spring 1997 Fall 1995 Spring 1997 People in the U.S. and Canada 23% 10% who have used the Internet and still have access today People in the U.S. and Canad...

50. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg - Net demographics íNet demographics Study shows Web shoppers more than doubled in the past 18 months; gender gap begins to narrow By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News An increase in Web users actively shopping on the Internet is among the key f...