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9:45 PM ET, August 17, 2010

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Wired:
The Web Is Dead.  Long Live the Internet  —  Sources: Cisco estimates based on CAIDA publications, Andrew Odlyzko  —  Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.
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Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
What's Wrong With “X Is Dead”  —  Technologies die violent deaths less often than we think.  —  This is the basic problem with the Chris Anderson-anchored Wired cover story, “The Web is Dead.”  If you think about technology as a series of waves, each displacing the last …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Wired Says ‘The Web is Dead’ — On Its Increasingly Profitable Website  —  Chris Anderson will generate plenty of chatter with his “The Web is Dead” Wired cover, foretold here previously.  Fair enough; that's what a smart magazine editor does.  But all the more reason to note the rich ironies in his eulogy.
Discussion: Wired and New York Observer
Philip B. Corbett / Times Topics:
Everything Old Is Hip Again  —  Notes from the newsroom on grammar, usage and style.  (Some frequently asked questions are here.)  —  We try hard to shed our old image as stodgy and out of it.  Perhaps too hard, sometimes.  —  How else to explain our constant invocation of the old/new slang “hipster”?
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Breaking: New York Times Told to “Chill” on That “Hipster” Business
Discussion: FishbowlNY, CJR and The Wrap
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on Patch's New Push: National Hyperlocal?, SEO Sauces, and the Case of the Besieged Florist  —  It's Patch day in the news news world, as AOL formally announces the expansion of its network of local sites.  It's really a ratification of what we've been hearing …
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
AOL's Patch Aims To Quintuple In Size By Year-End
Edmund Lee / AdAge:   Patch and Pro-Am Media by the Numbers
Sarah Rabil / Bloomberg:
AOL CEO Armstrong Aims for 500 News Websites in Local-Ad Bet
Elizabeth Dwoskin / CJR:
Watching My Story Go Viral in Twenty-Four Hours  —  How Debrahlee Lorenzana became the banker heard 'round the world  —  Earlier this summer, I was afforded an experience that is a dream for many journalists: a story I wrote went viral.  Within the span of twenty-four hours …
Jason Fell / Folio:
Survey: Publishers Could See as Much as $3 Billion from Interactive Periodicals Subs  —  Digital consortium Next Issue Media conducts survey with global consulting firm.  —  Digital publishing consortium Next Issue Media recently enlisted international management consulting firm Oliver Wyman …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
NewsBasis Wants To Unload 75% Of My Inbox By Changing The PR Game  —  Every morning I wake up and find 50 to 100 new emails in my inbox.  Am I really that popular?  Sadly, no. About 75 percent of it is unsolicited PR pitches.  Delete.  Delete.  Delete.  —  As fun as that morning ritual is …
Ronald Grover / Bloomberg:
Netflix Lust for ‘True Blood’ Is Unrequited as HBO Blocks Path  —  Netflix Inc.'s drive to offer its subscribers online movies from all the biggest Hollywood studios may hit a wall with HBO.  —  Time Warner Inc.'s pay-television channel, home to shows including the “The Sopranos” and …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Murdoch's News Corp. gives $1 mil. to Republican govs  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, the media juggernaut that owns Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in June.  —  Murdoch's firm is able to make such a hefty donation …
Reuters:
Nielsen plans to raise $2 billion in IPO: filing  —  (Reuters) - Private equity-owned Nielsen plans to raise up to $2.01 billion through an initial public offering, more than the $1.75 billion it was originally aiming for, it said in a U.S. regulatory filing on Monday.
Discussion: Gawker and DailyFinance
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Radio, RIAA: mandatory FM radio in cell phones is the future  —  Music labels and radio broadcasters can't agree on much, including whether radio should be forced to turn over hundreds of millions of dollars a year to pay for the music it plays.  But the two sides can agree on this …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Video site Vimeo uses HTML5 to get more iPhone friendly  —  Video sharing site Vimeo says it's going to be the latest video company using the new HTML5 format as its path onto mobile devices.  The site plans to release a “Universal Player” later today that will detect your smartphone browser …
MediaPost:
Current TV Enlarges Ad Sales Team  —  Current TV has expanded its ad sales team with the appointments of Ryan Forbell as director, advertising sales; Jessica Kleiner as account executive, advertising sales and Kathryn McCarthy as Account executive, advertising sales.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
 
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Greg T. Spielberg / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Summer of (Groupon) love: Social discounting helps magazines sell …
Discussion: Romenesko and DailyFinance
John Boitnott / The Future Buzz:
700k Reasons Why NY Times Has An RSS Feed, Not A Facebook Page
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Apple And Google Set To Capitalize (And Compete) On Internet TV
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Inlet Technologies partners with BBC to power simulcast expansion
Discussion: FierceTelecom
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Fortune.com Is No Longer A “Second Class Citizen”
Sam Gustin / DailyFinance:
News Corp., the Saudi Prince and the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Speakeasy:
'I'm Still Here' Trailer Debuts: Is Joaquin Phoenix Pulling a Fast One on Audiences?
Discussion: Gawker and The Wrap
MediaShift:
Experts Weigh Pros and Cons of Social Media
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google CEO Suggests You Change Your Name to Escape His Permanent Record