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12:10 PM ET, August 10, 2012

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Mayer Aiming for Twitter's Stanton for Big Media Role  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been trying to recruit Katie Jacobs Stanton, Twitter's head of international markets, to take a major job on the media side of the Silicon Valley Internet giant, according to multiple sources close to the situation.
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With Billions Burning a Hole in Her Pocket, Here Are Some Companies Yahoo's Mayer Might Be Eyeing (and Buying)  —  Now that she could have $4 billion more to play with from the proceeds of Yahoo's sale of its Chinese assets, here's a fun new Silicon Valley parlor game to enjoy: “What will Marissa Mayer buy?”
Discussion: CNET, Business Insider, Telegraph and Forbes
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian sees 2.1% of iPad readers pay  —  Last month, Guardian Media Group used its annual financial disclosure to report it has, so far, attracted 17,000 paying iPad subscribers.  —  Friday's full annual report adds there have been 804,000 downloads of that app.
Discussion: Media Week and CyberJournalist.net
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
GMG chief executive takes pay cut
Andrew Tyndall / Hollywood Reporter:
How CNN Can Benefit From Being Bland (Analysis)  —  Andrew Tyndall writes for THR that its appealing online presence internationally should have it chasing YouTube, not Fox News.  —  When it was invented about 30 years ago, CNN solved one of the major shortcomings of television news in the broadcast era: It was on all the time.
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik and @jayrosen_nyu
David Wagner / The Atlantic Wire:
David Rakoff, Essayist and ‘This American Life’ Contributor, Has Died  —  David Rakoff, a writer known for his funny, cynical essays and frequent appearances on This American Life, has died at 47.  He had been battling a malignant tumor since 2010.  —  According to an essay he wrote …
Shalini Ramachandran / Digits:
Barrydriller.com Claims to Compete Against Barry Diller's Aereo  —  Lots of entertainment executives might aspire to follow in media mogul Barry Diller's footsteps.  Few would go as far as Alki David.  —  The chief executive of FilmOn, an online video site, has started a new service …
Howard Finberg / Poynter:
Knight report on training shows journalists want technology, multimedia, data skills  —  A new study by the Knight Foundation released today summarizes the state of journalism training.  Some findings from “Digital Training Comes of Age”: … The report was authored by Eric Newton …
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Dish Chairman Says Subscribers Don't Like AMC Shows That Much, Anyway  —  Nor Has Anyone in Charlie Ergen's House Ever Watched WE TV  —  Nobody at Dish Network Chairman Charles Ergen's house has ever watched IFC, Sundance Channel or WE TV, Mr. Ergen said Wednesday as he discussed dropping AMC Networks …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Publishers Turn to the Crowd  —  It's not everyday that a publisher is sold for $175 million.  That's why Turner's purchase of Bleacher Report raised some eyebrows.  —  The lesson of Bleacher Report's success, and that of Huffington Post's as well, is it pays for publishers to take a page …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
How to Make a Dead Cat Bounce on Twitter  —  I've been told that in the olden days, reporters would write articles on these things called “typewriters.”  And get this: These machines weren't even connected to the Internet!  —  The tools have since changed.  We have blogs, smartphones, digital cameras and Wi-Fi.
Discussion: Betabeat and NetNewsCheck Latest
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
How The Media Made The Priorities USA Attack Ad Matter  —  Cable news is giving a controversial new ad attacking Romney an unintentional bump in visibility.  Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting Barack Obama, released “Understands” on Tuesday in just five battleground states: Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC: Thompson didn't criticise GB coverage  —  Director general forced to issue clarification after news chief said he was ‘increasingly unhappy’ at focus on British success  —  BBC director general Mark Thompson has denied claims he ordered news executives to focus less on Team GB's Olympics success in bulletins.
 
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