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4:55 PM ET, June 22, 2010


 Top News: 
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Civilian press aide resigns amid flap over McChrystal's ‘Rolling Stone’ profile  —  KABUL — Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's civilian press aide resigned Tuesday over an upcoming magazine story that portrayed the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and some of his aides as derisive toward Obama administration officials.
Michael Hastings / Rolling Stone:
The Runaway General  —  Stanley McChrystal, Obama's top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House  —  'How'd I get screwed into going to this dinner?" demands Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Megan Carpentier / TPM LiveWire:
How Rolling Stone Won The News Cycle And Lost The Story  —  In a multi-platform, multimedia environment, it's difficult for a magazine to break the kind of news that will lead every cable broadcast, every newspaper and every website for hours on end.  But that's what the Rolling Stone profile …
Discussion: TPMDC
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
McChrystal scoop goes viral before Rolling Stone publishes  —  On Tuesday morning, Rolling Stone's explosive profile of Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal dominated the news cycle.  McChrystal's dismissive remarks about President Obama and some senior White House figures are still leading …
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters:
Google, Twitter go to bat for Theflyonthewall  — posted headlines from research reports and press releases on its website, often before banks could share their recommendations with their clients.  —  In March, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said engaged in …
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Gourmet Lives!  ‘Pity’ Says Ruth Reichl  —  Conde Nast is bringing Gourmet back in the form of an app.  —  It's an experiment for Conde Nast: They'll take a magazine they folded (because they said it lost too much money) and replace the printed product and the employees they laid off there with a big internet community.
The Wall Blog:
LA Times launches $1.99 iPhone app - USA holds off charging for iPad  —  by @gordonmacmillan, posted on 22 June, 2010 at 8:37 am, filed under Apps, Media Owners, Mobile and tagged Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, The Los Angeles Times, usa today.  Bookmark the permalink.  Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Amazon's Kindle Will Eventually Win the e-Book Wars  —  To paraphrase Yoda: Begun, the e-book wars have.  —  Barnes & Noble started the week off by cutting prices on its Nook e-book reader to $199 from $259, while also introducing a new, $149 Wi-Fi model.
Music Labels Tell Google To Remove Infringing Links  —  By Sean Michaels: Britain's biggest recording industry association, the BPI, has sent a cease-and-desist order to Google (NSDQ: GOOG), asking the search engine to take down links to nine “one-click hosting” sites, each of which hosts thousands of illegal songs.
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Fixing The Ideology Problem in Our Political Press: A Reply to The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder  —  “If your job is to make the case, win the negotiations, decide what the community should do, or maintain morale, that is one kind of work.  If your job is to tell people what's going on …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Move Over James Truman!  Stefano Tonchi is Fixing Up 'W's New Office … In a few short months, W magazine will be moving out of the Fairchild ghetto on Third Avenue and into space on the 19th floor of the Condé Nast building at 1166 Sixth Avenue, Stefano Tonchi told The Observer this afternoon.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Liberty spin-offs may signal merger urge  —  Wall Street is expecting Liberty Media's John Malone to go shopping soon — and this time sources believe HSN is in the cross hairs.  —  Speculation ramped up yesterday following a move by Malone to spin off two of his companies' three tracking stocks …
Discussion: Company Town and DealBook
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Data From Q1 Shows Video CDN Pricing Stabilizing, Down 25% In 2010  —  Last month, at the Content Delivery Summit, I presented my latest pricing data from Q1 for video delivery services amongst the major content delivery networks and had the chance to meet with dozens of large content owners in the M&E space.
Discussion: Online Video News
Crain's Manchester Business:
Crain Communications closes Crain's Manchester Business  —  Business publisher Crain Communications Inc today announced the closing of Crain's Manchester Business, the first local weekly business journal to be published in the United Kingdom.  Circulation of the publication …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Sears, Kmart to offer streaming movie service  —  Here's how you know streaming video has gone mainstream: when mass market retailers are getting in on the game.  —  Scheduled for a holiday release is a new digital video service that will be available on TVs and Blu-ray players sold at Sears and Kmart.
Discussion: The Consumerist
Brent Lang /
Media Chiefs Bullish on Digital — Not That It's Paying  —  Top media and entertainment executives believe the Internet and mobile devices represent great opportunities for growth, according to an Ernst & Young report on the future of digital distribution being released Friday.
Joe Grimm / Ask the Recruiter:
Why News Startup Sites Should Pay Interns  —  I received a pleasant e-mail the other day from a fellow at a journalism startup.  He is friends with someone who I once hired as an intern at the Detroit Free Press.  —  In his e-mail, he said his site was looking for an intern …
Discussion: WebNewser
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Watch Out Page 6!  Here Comes Palmeri  —  It's a dream come true.  (Well, one of them, anyway.)  In three weeks time, the Washington Examiner's Tara Palmeri heads to Manhattan where she'll go to work for the New York Post's splashy Page 6 gossip column.  She replaces Neel Shah …
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Ramin Setoodeh is Leaving Newsweek for People  —  Here's yet another departure from Newsweek: Ramin Setoodeh, the Newsweek writer behind the magazine's piece about gay actors in straight roles, is leaving to join People magazine.  —  Mr. Setoodeh will start as a senior writer on People's news …
How the Press Covered Health Care Reform  —  Overview  —  It was a wild political donnybrook and the defining policy initiative of the Obama presidency to date.  A Democratic chief executive was staking the crucial first year of his presidency on health care reform …
David Lieberman / USA Today:
Comcast concessions smooth way for NBC Universal deal  —  NEW YORK — Supporters and opponents of Comcast's bid to control NBC Universal each had something to crow about Monday before the midnight deadline for advocates to formally register their views at the Federal Communications Commission.
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
WWE lays smackdown on YouTube community with full-length, catch-up episodes  —  Wrestling fans, have we got a body-slam of an announcement for you.  Today, we're announcing a new partnership with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that will bring full-length episodes of Friday Night Smackdown …
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Who's the Best Brick Seller?  —  A winner has been selected in a contest sponsored by OgilvyOne Worldwide to find “the world's greatest salesperson” — a person proficient enough in pitching to be able to sell a common brick.  —  The contest is also serving as the inspiration for a new online reality series.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
The Wrap Redesigns Its Website, Has A New ‘Major’ Hire; Nikki Finke Still Isn't Buying It  —  Back in April, when Hollywood news website announced it had secured $2 million in a second funding round, founder and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman told paidContent's Rafat Ali that the money …
Discussion: LA Observed
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From Techmeme:

Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

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