Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at Apple’s plan to enter mobile advertising with its new iAd platform. Apple has been known for hardware and software but has never handled ad sales before, and now finds itself squarely in competition with Google and AdMob in that arena. Plus, Columbia University announced a new dual journalism-programming degree. And I ask Just One Question to AdAge reporter Kunur Patel about her take on the new Apple iAd platform.
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Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.
Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:
Apple Unveils New Ad Software for iPhone at Wall Street Journal
Apple unveils iPhone OS 4.0 at CNET
Apple Unveils Ad Platform and Phone Software at NY Times Bits
Will Columbia-Trained, Code-Savvy Journalists Bridge the Media/Tech Divide? at Wired Epicenter
Columbia’s J-School Gears Up A New Generation Of Digital Media Geeks at Business Insider
New dual-degree master’s in journalism & computer science announced at Columbia University
Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think about ads on your mobile phone:
Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.