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7:55 PM ET, June 26, 2010

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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Sad, Bulls**t Story of Washington Post Blogger Dave Weigel's Resignation  —  The Sad Story of Dave Weigel's Resignation  —  Anti-Gay Activists Outed by Supreme Court  —  The Plight of the Single...  Eligible Bachelor Alert: Prince Harry Hits NYC  —  By Jen Doll  —  Second Chances
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Ross Douthat:
The Shame of JournoList  —  When the intra-liberal e-mail round-robin known as JournoList first attracted attention early last year, it seemed significant primarily as a milestone in the emergence of a kind of “movement liberal” mentality among certain media personalities — a team-player spirit …
Julian Sanchez / The Atlantic Online:
Weigel, WaPo, and the Tracy-Flickization of Public Life  —  Like Megan and most of my fellow guestbloggers, I'm fortunate to count Dave Weigel—until this morning a blogger covering the conservative movement for the Washington Post—as a friend.  Insofar as that probably renders real objectivity impossible …
Judith Thurman / The New Yorker Blog:
Debenedetti Confesses!  —  Last April, in a Talk of the Town piece, I broke the story of a literary hoax perpetrated by an Italian freelancer, Tommaso Debenedetti, who, it transpired, had published interviews invented from whole cloth with Philip Roth and John Grisham.
Discussion: The Book Bench
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. unloads Beliefnet  —  Website carried religious, spiritual content  —  News Corp. said Friday it has sold Beliefnet, a website it purchased three years ago that caters to a community seeking spiritual content based on a large number of religions and even atheism.
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Has Perez Lost His Touch?  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Just a year ago, the Perez Hilton brand was expanding—to a fashion site, a record label, and TV opportunities.  But his first two music acts have tanked.  Is his influence fading?  —  In the profile picture on his personal Facebook page …
New York Post:
Ex-Newsday editor Mancini makes tracks for NY1  —  HOPEFULLY, someone gave former Newsday Editor-in-Chief John Mancini a new pair of running shoes for Father's Day.  —  He has joined NY1, the Time Warner-owned cable station, as its new on-air correspondent covering transit.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Romenesko
Meghan Keane / Capital New York:
AOL's Armstrong, ‘Content King,’ wears heavy crown  —  AOL turned 25 this Spring.  To celebrate, the internet giant has been throwing a series of diverse events.  In New York at the end of May, AOL's pop culture blog Urlesque threw a party on the Lower East Side at local bar Sweet and Vicious.
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Plastic Logic Que E-Reader Turns Into Vaporware  —  Remember Que, Plastic Logic's large screen e-reader that debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year?  It's increasingly looking like vaporware.  —  Plastic Logic isn't shipping the Que e-reader, though the company is officially calling it a “delay.”
Discussion: CrunchGear and TeleRead
C-MONSTER.net:
On the Future of Freelancing: The Journalist as Marketer.  —  Pondering the future (and burritos) at Stanford.  (Photo by C-M.)  —  For two days last week, I traveled to Stanford to participate in a conference on The Future of Freelancing.  Needless to say, any gathering of journalists …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sports Illustrated's iPad App: Think Print, Not Web  —  Sports Illustrated's iPad app, which the company first started showing off in concept form last winter, is now in the iTunes store.  —  No point in going into detail about it when you can see it for yourself.
Brian Easter / iMediaConnection Blog:
Part I: “Google TV: Advertising's New Frontier”  —  Why Google TV Advertising is a Marketer's Dream  —  If you are reading this post and looking for confirmation that Google TV will ultimately be a failure, I suggest you stop now.  The discussion of whether or not Google TV will succeed in this …
Joy Victory / WordPress.com News:
Overcome Writer's Block With Plinky Prompts  —  Do you ever think “Ugh, I'd totally write a new blog post, if I just had something to say?”  Or maybe, “I'm sick and tired of writer's block but I don't know what to do about it!”  —  We've all been there — those days when the light bulb seems dim, if not burned out.
Discussion: Erictric and Thing Labs, Inc.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Automattic Buys Up Thing Labs' Plinky To Help Bloggers Overcome Writer's Block
 
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Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Alison True Fired as Reader Editor
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Wall Street Journal's iPad App Revenues So Far: $2.4 Million (NWS, AAPL)
Discussion: MediaPost, FishbowlNY and Strupp
Betsy Morais / Capital New York:
The Epoch Times doesn't like to brag
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Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Congress includes ban on boxoffice trading
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Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Traditional Media Is Having A Field Day On Tumblr
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David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz's self-interested Trump support, including the “final straw”, a Biden proposal to tax unrealized capital gains at 25%

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Indian crypto exchange WazirX has “temporarily” paused trading activities days after it suspended customer withdrawals after losing ~$230M in a security breach

 
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