Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Microsoft Is Doing Its Own Tablet. How Do You Like Them Apples? — Tired of losing ground to the iPad, Microsoft is poised to serve up its own entry in the suddenly booming tablet market. — After signaling for months that it would attack the market only through its traditional hardware partners …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: What if the rumored ‘Microsoft tablet’ isn't a Windows tablet?
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Is Microsoft-Built Tablet on Tap for Monday Event?
Alexandra Chang / Wired: Microsoft Beckons Journalists to Secret Event — a Tablet Unveiling, Perhaps?
Brooke Crothers / CNET: Microsoft to take on Apple with own Windows 8 tablet?
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: Poll: If Microsoft builds its own tablet, will you buy it?
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Microsoft planning to launch its own tablet... again
Eric Savitz / Forbes: Microsoft's Big News? Reportedly To Make Own Tablet
Harry McCracken / Techland: Holy Cow, Microsoft to Build Its Own Windows 8 Tablet?
Jon Russell / The Next Web: Microsoft is reportedly launching its own iPad-rivaling tablet next week
Sean Buckley / Engadget: Will Microsoft show its own Windows 8 tablet on Monday?
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang: Why We Changed Our Minds About the iPad — Need to Sell iPad Subscriptions ‘Was Obvious for Me,’ New CEO Says — Time Inc. on Thursday ended its long refusal to sell iPad subscriptions in the App Store, deciding that earlier concerns over Apple's power and policies weren't worth the missed opportunity.
David Carr / @carr2n: Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang 'splains ipad sub switcharoo to Ad Age by saying ... Not much. http://adage.com/...
Laura Stampler / Business Insider: And Now Shirtless Abercrombie & Fitch Models Do ‘Call Me Maybe’—Here's Today's Ad Brief
YouTube chief mulls paid subscription — (Reuters)-YouTube is exploring selling subscriptions to access to some of its video offerings, potentially providing a way for certain cable channels to be available outside the traditional “bundles” offered by cable network providers, said YouTube boss Salar Kamangar.
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Can Google take on cable with paid YouTube subscriptions?
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web: You can now build and share YouTube playlists with friends in Google+ Hangouts
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News America’ to launch by end of June — The latest Daily News digital editor, Ted Young, arrived in the paper's newsroom this week, and he already appears to have made a splash. — Readers of dailynews.com today may have noticed a design feature that's not all that common on the homepage …
NeverSeconds blogger Martha Payne school dinner photo ban lifted — Martha's NeverSeconds blog started as a writing project with her dad — A council has lifted its controversial ban on a nine-year-old girl taking photographs of her school meals. — Martha Payne, from Argyll …
Tim Worstall / Forbes: Martha Payne and the Value of Social Media: When We Become Aware That Others Share Our Opinions And The Streisand Effect
Maryn McKenna / Wired: 9-Year-Old Who Changed School Lunches Silenced By Politicians
Dave Payne / neverseconds.blogspot.co.uk: Goodbye. — This morning in maths I got taken out of class …
Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker: Council Yields to Mounting Internet Pressure, Lifts School Lunch Photo Ban Placed on Child Food Blogger
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: UPDATED: Scottish town council shuts down 9-y-o girl's wildly popular school lunch blog
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge: UK council cracks down on nine-year-old's food blog (update)
Jon Russell / The Next Web: Let them eat cake, but no cameras: British council gags 9 year old school lunch blogger [Updated]
Peter Walker / Guardian: Girl banned from taking photos of school meals for hit blog
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
The Secret to ‘Ailing’ CNN's Success — Vanilla cable news channel CNN is ceaselessly derided for its rock-bottom primetime ratings and gimmicky presentation but the middle-of-the-road network is actually a profit-generating behemoth. Still, you wouldn't get that from the latest …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Gives Podcasts a Gentle Push Out of iTunes — Podcasts were supposed to be a big deal several years ago, but that boom never happened. Now there's at least anecdotal evidence that the format is actually picking up steam, as creators, listeners and advertisers warm to the format.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web: Now that Apple might be spinning Podcasts out into its own app in iOS 6, it's time to innovate
Tim Carmody / @tcarmody: I think iTunes needs to be broken up. RT @allthingsd: Apple Gives Podcasts a Gentle Push Out of iTunes -by @pkafka http://dthin.gs/OSCpuw
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple launching Podcast app with iOS 6 and working on podcast producing technology
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The New York Post bumps price to $1 — Hold the presses: The New York Post is getting a price bump. — On Monday, the Post will bump its weekday newsstand price from 75 cents to a dollar, a subscription services representative with the company confirms. The Saturday newsstand price …
Joe Pompeo / @joepompeo: NY Post celebrates one-year anniversary of its last price-bump (http://bit.ly/jw35rp ) with a price bump http://politi.co/Mvet0e @dylanbyers
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: In other words, the New York Post will now cost as much as the Washington Post: http://politi.co/Mvet0e
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
The Newseum caves in on reporters' access — Yes, that's the First Amendment carved onto the vertical slate in front of the Newseum. — For many of us, it began with a tweet Thursday morning from Boston Globe editor Marty Baron: — Press escorted out of #Romney event at, of all places …
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: I don't make many predictions. Nailed this one. @Newseum caves on press access: http://www.dankennedy.net/... Not a humble brag, just a regular brag.
Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog: Newseum defends decision to oust news reporters; business group says Obama OK'd same ground rules
Ilya Gerner / Indecision Forever: Newseum Incident Reveals Irony Detection Bug in Mitt Romney Software
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire: Weirdly, Newseum Isn't The Friendliest Location for Campaign Reporters
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Romney boots reporters from Newseum event, media critics debate nature of irony
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sly Bailey to leave Trinity Mirror immediately — Chief executive to step down from troubled Daily Mirror publisher six months earlier than planned — Trinity Mirror chief executive Sly Bailey is to step down six months earlier than planned, as the troubled Daily Mirror publisher looks to speed up an overhaul of senior management.
Daniel Farey-Jones / Media Week: NEWSPAPER ABCs: Sunday Mirror gains as Sunday Sun falls another 2.4%
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph: Trinity Mirror chief executive Sly Bailey leaves with immediate effect and close to £1m
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Can somebody please tell Brett Anderson's replacement he's no longer laid off? — Food critic Brett Anderson has been un-laid off following some ouchy press (1, 2) for his current and perhaps future employer, The Times-Picayune. Anderson said Tuesday that he had been told he was out of a job because he had a Nieman fellowship.
Kevin Allman / Gambit New Orleans News …: Brett Anderson invited to not leave the Picayune; Finney not re-signed as sports columnist …
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
Who Is Neil Munro and Why Is He Interrupting the President? — Did you watch the president's address on his new immigration policy? Did you see the part where he yelled at someone for interrupting? Turns out that someone was The Daily Caller's Neil Munro, whose Twitter bio describes him as …
Jon Bershad / Mediaite: Chris Wallace Calls Daily Caller Heckler ‘Outrageous,’ Shep Smith Declares ‘Tucker Knows Better’
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: Munro has point about way WH limits ability for press corps to question prez; his question was more like an assertion, however...
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Daily Caller Reporter Heckles President Obama During Immigration Remarks
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Ethiopian Government Bans Skype, Google Talk And All Other VoIP Services — The Ethiopian government, Al Jazeera reports, has criminalized the use of Skype and other VoIP services like Google Talk. Using VoIP services is now punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Patrick Roanhouse / BetaNews: Ethiopian government outlaws VOIP, 15-year prison sentences possible
Andrew Webster / The Verge: Ethiopia reportedly makes using VoIP services like Skype a criminal offense
Kelly Faircloth / Betabeat: Booting Up: Microsoft Is Making Moves Again Edition