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8:35 AM ET, June 1, 2010


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Nick / Rough Type:
Experiments in delinkification  —  A few years back, my friend Steve Gillmor, the long-time technology writer and blogger, went on a crusade against the hyperlink.  He stopped putting links into his posts and other online writings.  I could never quite understand his motivation, and the whole effort struck me as quixotic and silly.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
The Case Against Links  —  Links - are they a net negative for readers online?  That's the idea being deliberately explored by a number of publishers, says writer Nicholas Carr today.  —  The iconoclastic author says that he has grown sympathetic to the thinking of Steve Gillmor …
Kipp Report:
‘This could be very interesting’  —  With 36 million users, is one of the giants of the Internet.  Mark Finney, the Guardian's head of client sales, tells us what Murdoch's paywalls could mean for it.  —  Mark Finney, head of client sales at UK publishing house Guardian News and Media …
Discussion: New York Times
Paywall will prove a disaster for The Times  —  My resignation from The Times set out in the post below has understandably caused further debate in the blogsphere as to the rights and wrongs of their decision to erect a paywall around its content and charge admission to its members-only club.
Discussion: and Guardian
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Stanford Graduates Release Pulse, A Must-Have News App For The iPad  —  Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta, two Stanford grads who signed up for the Launch Pad class at the University's Institute of Design (aka, could have hardly chosen a better path to try their hands at startup life.
Elihai Vidal / Haaretz:
Is being media savvy and having a camera enough to be a journalist?  —  At the ‘Democracy and its Challenges’ conference sponsored by the French Embassy in cooperation with Haaretz, journalists express opinions on news in the age of the internet.  —  Having a laptop and cell phone …
Wall Street Journal:
Publicis Aims for Digital Growth  —  After Buying Up Online-Ad Specialists, Publicis CEO Seeks to Make Them Grow  —  PARIS—Maurice Lévy has poured billions of dollars into making French ad company Publicis Groupe SA a leader in digital advertising.
Discussion: paidContent
Stephanie Clifford / Media Decoder:
Dear Readers: Go Ahead and Shoot  —  While people tend to read magazines, those who prefer to point a gun at them might pick up the July issue of Field & Stream.  —  “Shoot this magazine!” the cover reads, and inside is a pull-out target that spells out “I Heart Guns.”
Discussion: MinOnline
Natalie Harrison / Apple:
Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days  —  Apple® today announced that iPad™ sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3.  Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Yahoo Display Ad Boss Bill Wise Lands at MediaBank  —  Yahoo veteran Bill Wise, who left his job running the Web giant's display ad platform unit this spring, has a new gig: He'll be CEO of MediaBank, a Chicago-based ad technology company.  —  Wise is still technically a Yahoo employee, but says he'll be at his new job “in weeks.”
Discussion: paidContent
Raffi Khatchadourian / New Yorker:
Julian Paul Assange, and WikiLeaks' media insurgency.  —  Julian Assange's mission for total transparency.  —  The house on Grettisgata Street, in Reykjavik, is a century old, small and white, situated just a few streets from the North Atlantic.  The shifting northerly winds can suddenly bring ice …
James Robinson / Guardian:
Dylan Jones: 'News is oxygen and it's a very crowded atmosphere'  —  The editor of GQ on his political connections, the importance of apps and why he loves the Hay festival  —  There is a framed copy of a Daily Mail front page in the office of GQ's editor Dylan Jones that shows the coalition partners …
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