Around the Web 5.12.09: Vizio prospers, New York Times uncorks and customers reign


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From left, Jim Veevaert, Jay Cohen and Jerry Bruckheimer join forces to tackle games business. Credit: Frank Micelotta.

-- Jerry Bruckheimer, the godfather of Hollywood action flicks, sees action in video games, hires Jay Cohen and Jim Veevaert to head up new games unit. LAT


-- Oops, Vizio did it again. The Irvine television company returns to the No. 1 position for LCD TVs with 19% of the market, according to DisplaySearch. TWICE

-- Growth of Google’s Android to outpace iPhone’s, according to Strategy Analytics. Reuters

-- Content isn’t king. The customer is. So says the king of electronics, Sony Chief Executive Howard Stringer. Nikkei Electronics Asia

-- Why online gaming companies aren’t more highly valued. Lightspeed Ventures Blog

-- New York Times uncorks ‘river of news’ with wire service. ReadWriteWeb

-- If that doesn’t work to raise more cash, try bigger online ads. Bits


-- SF Giants yank out AT&T, plug in VOIP at AT&T Park, and save $355,000 a year. Cnet

-- Microsoft to sell $15 a month Zune Pass for all-you-can-hear music subscriptions. PCWorld

-- Intel, which faces charges of anti-competitive practices in Europe, could undergo anti-trust scrutiny under more tough-minded Obama administration. Business Week

-- Alex Pham