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4:00 PM ET, June 4, 2010

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New York Post:
Magazine is well red  —  The latest numbers on celebrity glossy OK! magazine appear to leave little doubt that it qualifies as the most expensive magazine launch in the history of American publishing — with total losses in the first four-plus years now totaling a staggering $175.7 million.
John Ittner / MarketWatch:
Ziff Davis bought by Vivek Shah and Great Hill  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Technology publisher, Ziff Davis, has been acquired by former Time Inc. executive Vivek Shah in partnership with Boston-based Great Hill Partners, it was announce Friday.  The nine Ziff Davis properties being acquired are PCMag.com …
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Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Time Inc.'s Former Digital News Chief, Vivek Shah, Acquires Ziff Davis  —  Ziff Davis, the parent company of digital technology pubs including PCMag.com, ExtremeTech and GearLog, has been acquired by Time Inc.'s former digital news chief, Vivek Shah, in a partnership with the Boston-based private equity firm Great Hill Partners.
Wall Street Journal:
New York Times Objects to Journal Ad Slogan  —  Attorneys for the New York Times Co. have sent The Wall Street Journal a letter demanding that it stop using an advertising slogan for which the Times says it has a trademark pending.  —  The cease-and-desist letter, which the Journal …
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Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
New York Times CEO Says Circulation Holding Up Against Wall Street Journal  —  New York Times Co. Chief Executive Officer Janet Robinson said the namesake newspaper is holding on to its circulation as the Wall Street Journal promotes its New York section and cuts advertising rates.
Angela Grant / News Videographer:
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Steve Buttry / Pursuing the Complete Community …:
A peek behind the Civil Beat paywall in Honolulu  —  From the day that Pierre Omidyar announced plans for a digital news organization in Honolulu, I have been intrigued by the project.  Here was one of the most successful digital entrepreneurs, venturing into the local news field …
Discussion: TBD
Douglas Quenqua / ClickZ:
Google Quietly Brings Twitter Feeds to Display Ads  —  Google has quietly invited a handful of advertisers to test a new display-ad integration with Twitter.  —  The layout of the ads is simple: The familiar Twitter bird is in the left-hand corner, and the advertiser's latest tweet is featured in a box centered in the unit.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hachette Hires Microsoft Ad Exec Domeniconi To Head Elle Group  —  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) ad exec Robin Domeniconi is officially leaving the company and will return to the magazine world to take on the role of SVP, chief brand officer for Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.'s Elle Group …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google's iTunes Competitor Will Likely Be Called Google Music  —  At Google I/O a few weeks ago, Google teased the audience with a glimpse of a web-based iTunes competitor that would be a new section of the Android Market.  Details were sparse during that time, but we may have found the name …
Discussion: Fortune
Kristen Purcell / Pew Internet:
The State of Online Video  —  Seven in ten adult internet users (69%) have used the internet to watch or download video.  That represents 52% of all adults in the United States.  —  Driven by the popularity of online video among 18-29 year-olds, there have been dramatic increases since 2007 in the number of American adults watching:
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Funny Videos Overtake News in Online Viewing, Survey Finds
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Poynter Online
Peter Kafka / D8 Conference:
D8 Video: Richard Rosenblatt Reveals (Some Of) Demand Media's Mysterious Business Plan  —  Is Demand Media really a content farm?  Or just a domain harvester?  Both, of course.  But CEO Richard Rosenblatt walked through some of the details onstage at D8.  Presumably we'll be able to verify …
Michael Leahy / Washington Post:
Michele Bachmann is cool to mainstream media, and an increasingly hot property  —  Her tone was bright.  “Thank you for giving me this opportunity,” she said.  —  Michele Bachmann was on the phone.  That alone was unusual.  The Minnesota congresswoman generally does not speak …
Discussion: Romenesko and MinnPost
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
Olivia Munn “Tries Out” As Daily Show Correspondent  —  Whoa!  The Daily Show has another female correspondent!  And — whoa!  It's Olivia Munn!  And — whoa!  She was awesome.  —  Munn, the fetching and fanboy-minting co-host of Attack of the Show on the G-4 network, debuted last night as the new …
Discussion: The Live Feed | THR and Speakeasy
mywebtimes.com:
Appellate Court: Times must turn over commenter's info  —  Dan Churney, danc@mywebtimes.com, 815-431-4050  —  By a 2-1 margin this week in a precedent-setting case that drew attention from news and watchdog organizations across the country, the Third District Appellate Court in Ottawa ruled …
Media Week:
Associated Newspapers plans fashion and beauty title  —  Associated Newspapers is preparing to launch a standalone annual fashion and beauty magazine, currently being touted to media buyers as “Project Inspire”.  —  Marcus Rich: MD of The Mail On Sunday  —  The free glossy will be bagged …
Michael Messner / The Huffington Post:
Dropping the Ball on Covering Women's Sports  —  If you missed the Lakers-Celtics game in the NBA Finals, you could easily have watched the highlights later on local TV news.  But if you wanted to know which teams were winning in the Women's College World Series, the NCAA's premiere softball tournament …
James Robinson / Guardian:
Channel 4 barred from buying Five  —  Legislation would have to be amended to enable Five to join ITV and BSkyB as potential bidder for RTL-owned broadcaster  —  Channel 4 is legally barred from buying Channel Five, which has been put up for sale by its owner RTL, MediaGuardian.co.uk can reveal.
Josh Stearns / Save the News Blog:
Public Policy and Journalism Innovation  —  Over the weekend the journalism tweetosphere and blogs were abuzz with rumors of a government plot to freeze journalism in time by propping up a range of failing business models at the expense of new innovation in news.
 
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