DigVid Review: Love Him or Leave Him: Yahoo's Yang Still In
True, I’ve been MIA the past couple of days. I’ve been MOVING and everyone in the world should know what hell that portends.
That’s (mostly) done now, so back to the blog, among many other things.
The official results are back from Yahoo!’s Friday board meeting and the company’s shareholders are apparently more irked at CEO Jerry Yang than the initial count first indicated. According to Yahoo!, “based on revised figures, nearly 34% of votes cast at the meeting were withheld against Yang - up sharply from the 14.6% figure originally reported by the company. About 40% of votes were withheld from Chairman Roy Bostock - nearly twice the figure that was previously reported.”
Supposedly a technical glitch caused the voting miscalculation.
Probably the most important point, however, is that error or not, Yang, Bostock and the rest remain in place. If shareholders were really unhappy, that was their chance to make a difference. Now it’s time for Yahoo! to get back to work and put this whole unhappy episode with Microsoft behind it.
Sony Pictures Television has picked up the rights to distribute Web series Rocketboom and sell the ads in a reported seven-figure deal, according to TechMeme. The show will be distributed on Sony’s Crackle social-networking platform as well as across other Sony platforms, such as Playstation 3 and Sony Bravia i-Link TVs. Honestly, if it was up to me, I would just play Rock Band on my PS3 linked to a HD Sony Bravia (I don’t actually own any of this but a girl can dream, can’t she?) all day long so I get what Sony’s up to here and I think it’s very crafty! Look for more shows to be acquired and distributed almost exclusively across the "Sony-only" network.
Thank god! Now I can blog on the plane: Delta is the first U.S. airline to offer broadband wi-fi on all domestic flights. I don’t know if you heard the story today about thousands of gorillas discovered in the Congo, but I feel oddly relieved to hear some good news for a change. And good news about an airline? Priceless.