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4:40 PM ET, January 8, 2011

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BBC:
US wants Twitter details of Wikileaks activists  —  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is currently fighting extradition from the UK to Sweden  —  The US government has subpoenaed the social networking site Twitter for personal details of people connected to Wikileaks, court documents show.
Chris Ariens / mediabistro.com:
Cablers Cover Shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Others, at Event in Tucson  —  Around 1:30pmET, the cable news channels began continuing coverage of a shooting spree at an event sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) outside a Safeway store in Tucson this morning.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Google and Demand Media Are Headed for a Showdown  —  There's been a chorus of criticism recently about Google's spam-filled search results, including pointed blog posts from a number of technology and web luminaries, complaining that the company's links are in many cases virtually unusable …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Courtney Love's Slanderous Twitter Account Suspended  —  Courtney Love's highly-entertaining Twitter account, CourtneyLoveUK, has been suspended!  And this just days after she was hit with the world's first-ever Twitter defamation lawsuit, stemming from a 2009 tweet-based rant.
WWD Media Headlines:
The Paris Review Won't Change  —  NOTHING LIKE PARIS: Times have changed, but the Paris Review won't.  Editor Lorin Stein appeared with three of his deputies at McNally Jackson Books on Prince Street Thursday night to talk about publishing a literary quarterly in the online age.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Cisco Expects 12 Billion Net Connected Devices by 2014 and Plans to Deliver Video to Many  —  LAS VEGAS, Cisco Systems expects that there will be 12 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2014 and plans to deliver video to many of these devices through Cisco Videoscape, says Murali Nemani …
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Wall Street Journal:
Media-Tech Meet-Ups in Vegas  —  Media and technology companies cozied up to each other at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, touting their collaborations on stage and flaunting their friendships at private parties all along the Las Vegas Strip.  —  Talks progressed on a number of potential deals.
Discussion: The Corsair
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL's Goal: Grow Homepage Traffic...A LOT  —  Earlier this week I told you that AOL recently kicked off what it calls the Winter Luge, a sort of motivational event in which employees are challenged to achieve certain goals within a compressed time frame.  (The previous incarnation was called Summer Sprints.)
Discussion: SAI
Jenna Sauers / Jezebel:
Epic Ladymag Meltdown Causes Duplicate Cover F**k-Up  —  “Glenda, we have a problem with the new cover.”  —  Glenda Bailey: “A problem?”  —  Editor: “Um, it's come out looking just like last month's.”  —  Glenda Bailey: “How so?”  —  Editor: “Well, the hair's the same …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
WordPress.com growing fast.  Over 6 million new blogs in 2010, pageviews up 53%  —  Automattic's WordPress.com, the commercially run leg of the popular blogging platform is growing incredibly fast, according to its latest statistics.  —  Automattic tells us that it has seen over 6 million …
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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