For a simple comedy sketch, the Saturday Night Live takeoff on the new "black backdrop" Apple (AAPL) iPhone ads carries an awful lot of corporate baggage.
The bit aired Nov. 3 and the video was posted the next day on YouTube -- and enthusiastically linked to by TechCrunch.
It's funny enough, with a clever set-up for the "pinch it" gesture. But by Sunday afternoon, NBC Universal (GE) had scrubbed the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 5, 2007 9:15 AM ET
It's been two months since Apple (AAPL) and NBC Universal (GE) broke up over video pricing on iTunes, but the wounds don't seem to have healed -- at least for Jeff Zucker.
Variety reports today that NBC's CEO let loose on Apple in a breakfast interview with The New Yorker's Ken Auletta at Syracuse University. Zucker claims that NBC -- Apple's single largest video partner -- made only $15 million MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 29, 2007 4:43 PM ET
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