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4:55 PM ET, February 8, 2011

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Keith Olbermann to Host Major New Nightly Primetime News and Commentary Show on Current TV  —  Keith Olbermann, the acclaimed broadcaster and writer whose verbal pyrotechnics and moral passion have outraged, informed, and dazzled viewers of “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” for the past eight years …
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Olbermann Said to Be Going to Current TV  —  Keith Olbermann, the former top-rated host on the news channel MSNBC, will announce his next television home on Tuesday, and people on Monday familiarwith his plans pointed to a possible deal with the public affairs channel Current TV.
Felix Salmon:
Why the NYT will lose to HuffPo  —  Tom McGeveran asks an important question, in his analysis of the AOL-HuffPo deal: … The answer to this question, I think, is also a key part of the reason why the NYT paywall is a bad idea.  —  It's worth using a specific example here …
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Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
AOL-HuffPo: Acquisition of means of production without being revolutionary at all  —  It's not a marriage, this purchase of The Huffington Post by AOL.  It's more like Arianna Huffington and Tim Armstrong have decided to bunk up so they can move to nicer real estate at lower prices.
Drudge Report:
ARIANNA: $18 MILLION WOMAN!  —  Hard work and endless media lifting has finally paid off for Arianna Huffington — after she personally scores nearly $20 million in a sale to AMERICA ONLINE!  —  Top sources close to the deal reveal Huffington will bank $18 million, after all is said and done …
Elisa Lipsky-Karasz / Harper's BAZAAR:
ARIANNA VS. TINA?
Laura Kusisto / New York Observer:
HuffPo Bloggers to Invade Dial-Up Daddy's ‘Funhouse’
Discussion: SAI
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
The New HuffPo-AOL Combo: The Free, Anti-Murdoch Alternative?
Discussion: paidContent, The Wire and SAI
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Live Blogging: Aol's Tim Armstrong & Arianna Huffington At Signal LA
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
AriannaOL  —  They laughed when Arianna sat down to the keyboard.
Jason Pollock / The Huffington Post:   HuffPo AOL Deal is A Gigantic Step Forward for Social Media
Media Decoder:
Jeff Fager to Be Named Chairman of CBS News  —  12:27 p.m. |  Updated Jeff Fager, the executive producer of “60 Minutes,” will be named chairman of CBS News Tuesday, with Sean McManus, the president of CBS News and Sports, returning exclusively to the sports division as chairman, the network said.
David Cohen / mediabistro.com:
Social Media Week: The Internet and Uprisings in the Arab World: Are We Already in a Post-Social-Media World?  —  The Science and Technology Hub at Google's New York outpost was the site of Monday afternoon's The Internet and Uprisings in the Arab World: Are We Already in a Post-Social-Media World? …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
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Ben Popper / New York Observer:
The Pied Piper of Social Media
Stephen Coles / Fonts In Use:
The Daily - Design trumps content in launch of first major tablet newspaper.  —  Founded by the world's most notorious media magnate, preceded by months of speculation and fanfare, and backed with unusually strong support from Apple, The Daily is the most anticipated digital publication since publications went digital.
Latoya Peterson / Poynter:
How Gawker's redesign subverts the scannable culture of the Internet it helped create  —  It's only Tuesday, and already it has been a tough week for Gawker Media.  —  The popular blogging house announced its plans for a brand refresher back in December, part of Nick Denton's grand vision to move “beyond the blog.”
Discussion: New York Post and The Wire
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
ComScore: Hulu Is Watched Twice As Much As The 5 Major TV Networks Online Combined  —  In a new report on digital trends in 2010  —  When it comes to premium video on the Web, Hulu still rules.  In the fourth quarter, the U.S. online audience watched 19.4 billin minutes of video on Hulu …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza Advice to Journos: Serve a Bounty of Content, Like a Late Night Las Vegas Buffet  —  WASHINGTON — The days of newspapers serving up just “meat and potatoes” are over and it is essential for journalists to serve a “buffet” of content, says Chris Cillizza …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and WebNewser
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Here's Why the AP Declined White House Video Feed and Passed …
Discussion: WebNewser
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
How private is a tweet?  —  The PCC has made its first rulings on a complaint over newspapers republishing a person's tweets.  The background to this is the publication in The Daily Mail and the Independent on Sunday of tweets by civil servant Sarah Baskerville.
BBC:
Newspaper publishers warn Apple over iTunes sales  —  Apple is being warned against trying to squeeze cash out of the newspaper industry by controlling subscriptions for iPads and iPhones.  —  The European Newspaper Publishers' Association (ENPA) says it is concerned by the company's plans to direct online sales through iTunes.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Meebo Acquires Psychographic Ad Targeter Mindset  —  Social content sharing and IM platform Meebo is putting last fall's $25 million funding round to work: the company is buying online ad measurement and targeting firm Mindset Media.  As an online branding specialist that has a particular focus …
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Twitter promoted tweets - the AdWords for live news?  —  Remember all that fuss about newspapers bidding on Google Adwords to drive traffic to their site?  Well here's a Web 2.0 twist on the idea: Al Jazeera using sponsored tweets to raise awareness of their Egypt coverage.  —  Twitter itself has the background.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Spotify Clears Its Throat for a U.S. Launch in “Coming Months”  —  Spotify can't come to the U.S. until it nails down more deals with the major labels.  But here's another indicator of the music service's confidence in an American debut sometime...soonish.  —  It's a note to the European …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Mashable, tackling info overload, launches a Follow function keyed to user networks and interests  —  Mashable currently boasts 12 million unique visitors per month — making the social media-focused news site the largest independent tech news site on the web.  It churns out huge quantities of stories, every day.
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