Author Archives: Franklin Paul

About Franklin Paul

I'm a special projects editor at Reuters.

Viacom CEO — Those Google guys are soooo cool

Hey, Google guys, youve got a fan! The MTV guy! Cool!  Tom Freston, CEO of Viacom Inc. and a founder of the cable music video network back in the early 1980s  has seen his company become a touchstone of Whats HOT for young … Continue reading

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Apple should look at music sub service: Napster CEO

Napster Chairman and Chief Executive Chris Gorog on Tuesday said Apple Computer Inc., the digital music market giant that popularized the sale songs online for 99 cents each, would be, er, ignorant of a shift in the market if it … Continue reading

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$2 for a DVD? Too much! (in China), Time Warner says

Psssst! Got $2 and looking for a copy of, say, Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings on DVD? If you are shopping in China, where widespread piracy of software, music, films and other goods has provoked constant complaints from multinational … Continue reading

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Corning Inc says “We Love New York!”

Breathe easy, residents of Corning, New York — your biggest employer is staying put. Peter Volanakis Chief Operating Officer, of Corning Inc., on Tuesday said the company, which makes fiber optic cable and liquid crystal glass used in TVs and … Continue reading

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Tivo’s impressive dance card

TiVo’s CEO wants you to know that every time you read about TiVo chatting, the company is not nessecarily weighing a marriage proposal. “There’s a rumor every two weeks about TiVo,” CEO Tom Rogers said at the Reuters Technology, Media … Continue reading

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