Seventeen advocacy groups called on the federal agency to investigate what they called the "commercial exploitation of youths" though viral marketing campaigns.
Seventeen allies agree not to sue each other over WebM-related video encoding patents. Google wants to enlist more to counter MPEG LA's royalty efforts.
Survey from Seventeen magazine and AAA finds 86 percent of teens have driven while texting or amid other distractions even though most know it's dangerous.
Seventeen percent of mobile phone subscribers now have smartphones, up from 11 percent at the end of 2008, Forrester says.
Instant-messaging specialist's Meebo Rooms will soon be added to the sites of Hearst magazines such as Popular Mechanics and Seventeen.
Magazine publisher Primedia says it has appointed Peter May as vice president of entertainment for Primedia Business Magazines & Media. The company said May will be responsible for increasing market share and revenue. May will also oversee the entertainment division's 14 magazine titles, including Entertainment Design, Electronic Musician, Mix, Broadcast Engineering, Video Systems, Lighting Dimensions and Millimeter, and related Internet and event properties. May's position is effective Aug. 13 and will be based in the company's Emeryville, Calif. office. 40-year-old May previously worked for CMP Media, formerly known as Miller Freeman, as vice president and group publisher of Network Magazine and Tele.com. New York-based Primedia publishes more than 230 magazine titles, including Seventeen, New York and American Baby. In January, Primedia unveiled a new subsidiary in partnership with Brill Media Holdings. Shortly after, Primedia purchased About.com and eliminated 160 jobs to reduce costs.
The publisher of New York and Seventeen and the publisher of Brill's Content unveil a new subsidiary that brings together a number of their print and online products.
Primedia, the publisher of New York and Seventeen magazines, says it has bought the Net media company for $690 million in stock.
Seventeen months after acquiring calendar service Jump Networks, Microsoft gives customers six weeks notice to vacate the Web site.