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Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer —

Crikey business and media commentator

<em>Idol</em> turns I-dull

Idol turns I-dull

Last night, for the fourth week in a row, Australian Idol had an audience under 1 million viewers. Ten must be at wits' end.

Footy wins for Nine

Footy wins for Nine

The AFL Footy Show Grand Final edition kicked goals for Nine, as predicted, though Seven News and Today Tonight were the biggest winners of the night.

G20 Summit too late to be useful

G20 Summit too late to be useful

The Group of 20 Summit in Pittsburgh is probably three to four months too late for the politicians to make much of an impact. The recovery in financial markets has drained much of the impetus for re-regulation and change.

DJ's rich pickings from the PM's cash splash

DJ's rich pickings from the PM's cash splash

The naysayers who claim the Rudd government's cash splash didn't impact, need only consult the latest retail sector profit results.

Macquarie emerges from the pack to save Ten

Macquarie emerges from the pack to save Ten

The Ten Network is in the middle of some major changes with Macquarie Media and 81-year-old Bruce Gordon set to emerge as major shareholders. Seriously.

RBA gets ready to jack up rates

RBA gets ready to jack up rates

It's now clear the Reserve Bank's priorities have shifted from the health and strength of the financial system, towards the first rate rise to come.

Seven sweeps the ratings

Seven sweeps the ratings

Seven won the ratings battle easily last night, scoring the first six programs in the most watched list.

ABC's 24-hour news dream drives penny-pinching

ABC's 24-hour news dream drives penny-pinching

The ABC has been quietly conducting a year-long secret review of the way it staffs and positions its network of more than a dozen foreign correspondents, with at least two bureaus expected to close.

New Zealand rams its way out of recession

New Zealand rams its way out of recession

The combination of China and strong government spending has arrived to help the Kiwi economy escape its worst slump in 30 years and is now officially out of recession.

The Australian's civil war over Telstra's amigos

The Australian's civil war over Telstra's amigos

Good to see some diversity in News Ltd's national rag The Australian on the issue of telecommunications.