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1:50 PM ET, November 8, 2010

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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Huffington Post Adds Divorce Section  —  There are the society pages, the wedding pages, and now the divorce pages.  —  Courtesy of Arianna Huffington and Nora Ephron, two women whose own marriages dissolved in public fashion, The Huffington Post is set to begin on Monday a section devoted exclusively …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Bad News for Liberals May Be Good News for a Liberal Magazine  —  Other than perhaps the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, there were few places as despondent on election night as the Manhattan offices of The Nation, the 146-year-old journal of fiery leftist opinion.
Discussion: Mediaite, Hit & Run and Romenesko
David Carr / New York Times:
Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC  —  MSNBC, worried that its reputation as a fair broker of the news hung in the balance, sent Keith Olbermann to the woodshed on Friday for an unpaid suspension because he had donated $7,200 to some of the Democratic politicians he had championed on his hit show “Countdown.”
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
I Am a Blogger No Longer  —  This is my final blog post for The Atlantic.  Five years ago, as a way to boost the competitive metabolism of The Hotline, Chuck Todd hired me away from ABC News to create “Hotline On Call.”  I was to be the first political reporter working for a mainstream news …
Discussion: Romenesko and The New Republic, Thanks:taylorbuley
Wall Street Journal:
AOL Hires Advisers, With Eye on Yahoo  —  AOL Inc. has hired financial advisers to explore various strategic options for the company, one of which includes a possible tie-up with bigger rival Yahoo Inc., people familiar with the matter said.  —  In recent days, AOL's advisers …
Lacey Rose / Moneywood:
Meet The Man Who Lured Conan O'Brien To Cable  —  Steve Koonin — Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin staged the biggest coup of his career when he snagged late night's Conan O'Brien out from under Fox's nose earlier this year.
Discussion: New York Times
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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Card for a Card: AmEx Hires Conan
Discussion: MediaMemo
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
AOL's Attempt to Spruce Up Its Sites Washes Away Ad Revenue  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It's going to get worse before it gets better.  —  That's been CEO Tim Armstrong's message since he took the job of fixing sick patient AOL more than 18 months ago.  Anyone looking for a glimmer of turnaround won't find much in the numbers.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: SB Nation Raises $10.5 Million in Khosla Ventures-Led Series C Round  —  SB Nation, the Washington, D.C.-based sports blog and news start-up, has just completed a $10.5 million Series C round, which is being led by Khosla Ventures, according to sources.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Boxee Goes Hunting for Big Bucks  —  Boxee, which makes software that makes it easy to watch Web video on your TV, celebrates a big milestone this week, when the first Boxee-branded hardware starts shipping to consumers.  The start-up is celebrating with an event at New York's Irving Plaza.
Discussion: GigaOM
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
AOL's Patch Has Hired 600 Journalists in 2010 - Has Big Traffic Night for Midterm Elections  —  NEW YORK — Patch, a network of over 300 local news sites, saw its traffic surge by 300 percent on November 2 as visitors sought local results of the mid-term elections.
Discussion: Romenesko
Washington Post:
The Washington Post comes to iPad  —  WASHINGTON — Today The Washington Post introduced its new App for iPad, now available on the App Store.  It combines The Post's trusted reporting and analysis with innovative social media and sharing capabilities and award-winning multimedia to provide an immersive news experience for iPad users.
Lauren A. E. Schuker / Wall Street Journal:
Chernin to Start Asia Venture  —  Former News Corp. President to Launch Hong Kong-Based Media Company  —  A venture led by former News Corp. President Peter Chernin is expected Monday to announce the launch of a media start-up in Asia, a move that shows the growing importance of the region and its audiences to American companies.
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Tremor-Scanscout Merger Creates Web Video Ad Player on Par With Hulu  —  Wave of Consolidation in Space Driven by Advertiser Demands for Reach  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Lots of advertisers want to buy online video — they just don't want to buy it in dribs and drabs from a bunch of different places.
James Robinson / Guardian:
Vogue gets wired: iPad apps launched for Condé Nast  —  Publisher launches iPad applications for two of its upmarket glossies  —  Last week, two Condé Nast magazines, Vogue and Wired UK, unveiled iPad editions of their December issues, and Nicholas Coleridge …
 
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The Independent:
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Circuit court rules criminal defendant can be forced by police to unlock phone with his fingerprint, but not his passcode

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