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2:25 PM ET, January 17, 2011

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
For Magazines, a Bitter Pill in iPad  —  The frustration that the country's magazine and newspaper publishers feel toward Apple can sound a lot like a variation on the old relationship gripe, “can't live with 'em, may get left behind without 'em.”  —  Since Apple introduced the iPad last year …
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:   IPad Users Prefer Advertising to Pay Model for Content
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
iPad is Driving 10 Percent of New Digital Subscriptions for the Financial Times
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Apple:
Apple Media Advisory  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:  —  Team,  —  At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health.  I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.
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Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Leave Steve Alone!  —  With the Apple founder taking a new medical leave, his alter ego, Dan Lyons, says he's retiring “Fake Steve Jobs” and urges the world to similarly honor the visionary's privacy wish.  —  I've spent the past few years impersonating Steve Jobs online …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Blog Fight Rules Of Engagement  —  Blog fights happen.  Sometimes for attention, but most of the time because someone is really pissed off about something.  And don't count out big media, they jump right in too when they feel it.  —  No one's ever written down any rules for blog fights that I know of.
Discussion: Joshua Topolsky, SAI and Pluggd.in
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Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
2 AOL Tech Blogs Face Off in a War of Insults  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Anyone who expected Michael Arrington, the pugnacious founder of the technology blog TechCrunch, to mellow after his site was acquired by AOL last year was wrong.  In fact, the acquisition provided a new target for his frequent …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Piers Morgan Sets Himself as Larry King's Opposite  —  Fifteen minutes into the taping of his interview for “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the radio personality Howard Stern has already talked about his “King of All Media” bluster, his search for approval from his father, and whether he is …
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
AOL Bets on Hyperlocal News, Finding Progress Where Many Have Failed  —  SAN FRANCISCO — City council meetings, high school football games and store openings may seem like small town news, but they are critical to AOL's revival effort.  —  Over the last year and a half, AOL …
Discussion: Inman News and BrauBlog
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New Yorker's Auletta: ‘Much Of What AOL Publishes Is Piffle’  —  In a scene from Casino Jack, when a partner complains about a negative story in Newsweek, Kevin Spacey as Jack Abramoff has that week's Time ready with a different take.  The Jan. 24 issue of The New Yorker is a bit …
Discussion: New Yorker and New York Observer
Reuters:
Why is Seeking Alpha paying its contributors?  —  Seeking Alpha has finally started paying its contributors — but I'm not convinced that this is a welcome development.  —  CEO David Jackson announced “three new initiatives” this morning: revenue sharing, a new leaderboard system, and access to statistics.
Discussion: IR Web Report and paidContent
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Why Two Sites Decided To Start Paying Their Writers  —  We hear all the time about sites debating whether to charge consumers for content but whether to pay people to create that content is something they're also tinkering with.  If you needed any proof, there were two examples this week.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Man Bites Dog! Web Publisher Pays Writers
Discussion: VentureBeat
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Comcast-NBCU Merger Expected to Close Jan. 28  —  The Comcast-NBCU merger is poised to go to the FCC for final approval this week, with a final close of the deal to create a new cable and programming giant planned for Jan. 28, TheWrap has learned.
Nancy Franklin / New Yorker:
OWNING IT Oprah Winfrey's new cable channel.  —  Who is Oprah Winfrey and what does she want?  What does she want that she doesn't already have?  And what does she want for us that we don't already have?  None of these questions are new, but, with Winfrey having embarked on an extraordinary venture …
Discussion: Multichannel
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Media World Awaits The Daily to Forge Model for iPad Content  —  Macy's, Verizon, Pepsi, Land Rover and Virgin Sponsor News Corp./Apple Project  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In the coming weeks, News Corp. is set to unveil one of its more audacious content bets in recent years: The Daily …
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
The Boy With The Unsold U.S. Rights: Ideas for Disrupting a Publishing Pain Point  —  On the face of things, I don't have a huge amount in common with Stieg Larsson.  For a start I'm not Swedish; and I'm not dead.  Also, in the time it took you to read those last two sentences …
Discussion: TeleRead
Peter Sciretta / /Film:
2011 Golden Globe Award Winners  —  Here is a full listing of award winners from the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.  Please feel free to leave your thoughts below.  —  Winners:  —  Best Motion Picture - Drama  — The Social Network  — Black Swan  — The Fighter  — Inception
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Emili Vesilind / All The Rage:
The Golden Globes gifting suites — the freebie fests evolve
Discussion: Guardian, Gawker, The Wire and Daily Mail
David Carr / New York Times:
Publishing, Without Publishers  —  In the not-so-distant past, a luxury brand like Richemont, the Swiss company that owns Piaget, Dunhill and Montblanc, would have killed for even the slightest attention from Jeremy Langmead, the editor of British Esquire.  —  Now, he works for them, building a menswear e-commerce site.
 
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Time, the Enemy  —  JIM ROBERTS, the assistant managing editor …
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