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9:20 AM ET, July 9, 2010

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Andrew Goldman / Business Week:
Henry Blodget's Risky Bet on the Future of News  —  The former Net analyst, who left the industry in disgrace, is betting that it looks like his site, The Business Insider: Blaring, slide show-heavy, and bombastic  —  Henry Blodget is a man who will be neither easily riled nor insulted.
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel:
Sun Sports Should Rise With LeBron Addition  —  RSN's Miami Heat Ratings, Advertising Figure To Jump With James, Bosh Joining Wade  —  The Miami Heat wasn't the only big winner in the LeBron James free agent sweepstakes.  —  Sun Sports, the regional sports network that holds the team's TV rights …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
LeBron James and the Giant Twitter Link  —  What happens when a really popular person posts a Web link on Twitter?  They make a lot of traffic!  So what happens when LeBron James posts a Web link on Twitter?  —  He makes a lot of traffic-and that traffic doesn't go away.
Discussion: Gothamist, Relevant Results and rbr.com
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Ari Emanuel stuffs CAA with role in ESPN's LeBron James deal
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter Forces Media to Confront the Myth of Objectivity  —  Twitter has claimed another journalist — this time a senior editor at CNN, and a 20-year veteran of the news network.  Octavia Nasr agreed to leave the company after she posted a message on Twitter expressing sadness over the death …
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The Huffington Post:
Warren Buffett Interview In Sun Valley: Buffett Reveals His Surprising Web Habits (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  The Oracle of Omaha may not have an iPod, iPad, or Facebook account, but, excluding email, he spends more time on the computer than Bill Gates and says YouTube has won him over.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
National Public Radio is changing its name to NPR  —  No need for formalities here: National Public Radio now says it wants to be known simply as NPR.  —  So the Washington-based organization has quietly changed its name to its familiar initials.  Much like the corporate names KFC or AT&T, the initials now stand for the initials.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Fortune Tech Reporter Jon Fortt Replaces Apple Fanboy Jim Goldman At CNBC  —  CNBC is getting a new technology correspondent and losing a controversial one.  Jon Fortt, a senior writer at Fortune, will be joining CNBC on July 19th in its Silicon Valley bureau.
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Jim Goldman Leaving CNBC for PR, Net Hires New Silicon Valley Reporter
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
MobiTV World Cup Streams Top 88 Million Minutes  —  The World Cup is pushing mobile video to new heights.  —  MobiTV, a subscription-based service which delivers live TV to mobile devices, through Friday (July 2) had streamed over 88 million minutes of World Cup soccer action.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Conversation: Hulu CEO on Netflix, Hulu Plus and Broadband  —  Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has reason to feel pretty pleased.  His three-year-old Los Angeles-based company that was given no chance to succeed (by me) has managed to not only become super successful but has also become one of the main stewards of the online video industry.
Paige Albiniak / Broadcasting & Cable:
Lohan Sentencing Sets Streaming Record on TMZ.com  —  More than two million people watched live feed of starlet's day in court  —  Nearly 2.3 million people tuned in to TMZ.com's live stream of Lindsay Lohan's day in court on Tuesday, July 6, in which Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel sentenced …
Discussion: The Wrap and WebNewser
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
EXCLUSIVE: Disney Agrees to Sell Miramax to Tutor for $675M  —  Los Angeles billionaire Ronald Tutor and his partners Morgan Creek, Colony Capital and David Bergstein have reached agreement to buy Miramax from The Walt Disney Company, Waxword has learned.  —  The sale price is believed to be $675 million.
Popular Mechanics:
Popular Mechanics iPad App Goes Live  —  Our interactive summer edition for the iPad has arrived in the app store, loaded with an earthquake finder, 3D building plans, a live newsfeed, and some of our best articles from recent issues enhanced with video, animations and more.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Poynter Online
Nick Usborne / Search Engine Land:
Living Content: It's What People Want  —  Most web content is barely alive, even when it is first written.  It is pumped out by content mills, optimized and uploaded.  This kind of bulk content is often referred to as backfill content.  I prefer the term “landfill content.”  Dead and rotting from day one.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
As ‘Truth-O-Meter’ Spreads, Politicians Wince  —  Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst woke up the other day to find the newspaper had declared on the front page that he was dead wrong.  —  To be precise, the Austin American-Statesman said Dewhurst had made statements about kidnapping in Phoenix that were FALSE.
Discussion: The Texas Tribune
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Broadband brawl  —  SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The Federal Communication Commission's media regulations are incoherent and have no rhyme or reason, according to Liberty Media Group Chief John Malone.  Malone, in an interview at the Allen & Co. mogulfest here, lamented the FCC's lack of regulatory focus.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Freelancers say Louise Blouin Media stiffed them  —  Louise Blouin, a globe-trot ting philanthropist billed as one of the richest women in Britain, apparently has a nasty habit of stiffing lowly freelance writers who toil for her mini-publishing empire, which puts out Art + Auction and artinfo.com.
Jason Fell / Folio:
Nearly One in Four Magazine Subs Sold Online  —  MPA: Web is the largest sub source for roughly 20 percent of member magazines.  —  The Internet is proving to still be a significant source of subscription revenue and audience growth for magazine publishers.
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Cisco Wants Flip In On NBC's Olympic 2012 Plans  —  There are about 750 days to go before the London 2012 games, but Cisco wants a rerun on NBC for online content and sponsorship plans.  —  Cisco provided NBC with Flip video cameras to allow U.S. athletes, bloggers, reporters and analysts …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Media, Tech Chiefs Fret Over Economy  —  SUN VALLEY, Idaho —Media and technology executives and investors are sounding new alarms bells about the economy, worried it could wipe out recent growth.  —  In an interview Thursday morning at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley …
Discussion: MediaFile
 
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Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Quackwatch blog sued by Doctor's Data
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
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Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Movie About Facebook Will Open the New York Film Festival
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How The Truth About Motorcycle Helmets Got A Journalist Fired
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Objectivity as a Form of Persuasion: A Few Notes for Marcus Brauchli
Discussion: Poynter Online
Melena Ryzik / New York Times:
For Web-Financed Film Projects, a Curtain Rises
Discussion: PAPERMAG and NYConvergence
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Peter Berger / AdAge:
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Comcast promises $20 million for venture capital fund for minority entrepreneurs
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
What Can Our Times Learn From the Launch of the London Times' Pay Wall?
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Time Takes a Step Away From Free Web Content
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Dominates Third-Party Logins For All But News
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and MediaPost
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
An introduction to data scraping with Scraperwiki
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Pete Cashmore on How He Grew Mashable [VIDEO]
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is It Time to Stop Blogging and Start an Email Newsletter?
Discussion: MediaPost and Inc.com