April 26, 2007
Delayed by a day, I’ve made it out to Rafat’s Conference here in Los Angeles.
Great crowd, lots of familiar faces and the panels look good — though in all honesty I have just made it in to see the last panel, on Deals, M&A and Social Media.
I am struggling to come up with a good question for Mike Lang (NewsCorp) and/or Quincy Smith (CBS)… Any suggestions? Quick, only 10 minutes left!
Update: Quincy reports that CBS will be acquiring for reach and for web native programming, “sooner rather than later.” Lang says Fox is most interested in all things video, and international.
Photobucket founder does a public “we kissed and made up” with Fox/MySpace.
Jason Hirschorn has the quote of the day: “Backdating doesn’t mean girlfriends.” Another good Hirschorn line: Rafat asks (in effect), why didn’t you (ie, Viacom) buy MySpace? Jason responds “I am so going to smack you after this.” The guy is on a roll…