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9:25 AM ET, July 16, 2010


 Top News: 
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
New Data Shows Hulu Serves More Video Ads Than Google  —  More Than 566 Million Video Ads in June, According to New Numbers From ComScore  —  NEW YORK ( — Hulu is far from the biggest video site on the web; YouTube holds that distinction by a wide margin.
Discussion: MediaPost
comScore, Inc.:
comScore Launches Video Metrix 2.0 to Measure Evolving Web Video Landscape  —  Next Generation Online Video Measurement Service Features Video Ad Reporting  —  New Metrics Enable Cross-Media Comparability and Help Improve Monetization of the Online Video Medium
Discussion: MediaPost and TechCrunch
Joshua Cohen / Tubefilter News:
Will Hulu's ‘Ad Selector’ Become Online Video's Advertising Standard?
Discussion: digiday:DAILY
Rick Edmonds / The Biz Blog:
Are Newspapers Sticking to a Premium Strategy Amid Digital Disruption?  —  Six months into 2010, this is shaping up to be a better year for newspapers.  One might be cheered simply by the pace and scope of experimentation in 2010: digital futurism headlining the Newspaper Association …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of the dead cat bounce
Discussion: Romenesko and Gannett Blog
Felix Gillette / Business Week:
Twitter, Twitter, Little Stars  —  As customers make or break brands online, companies rush to hire social media directors...and figure out what they do  —  Natalie Malaszenko has always loved pets.  A 31-year-old resident of San Diego, Calif., she has a dog named Sarge and a cat named Leo.
Matea Gold / Show Tracker:
PBS dominates News and Documentary Emmy nominations, but CBS also scores big  —  PBS flexed its usual strength when the News and Documentary Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, racking up 37 nods for its coverage of Taliban youth, the death of Iranian protester Neda Agha-Soltan …
New York Times:
The Google Algorithm  —  Google handles nearly two-thirds of Internet search queries worldwide.  Analysts reckon that most Web sites rely on the search engine for half of their traffic.  When Google engineers tweak its supersecret algorithm — as they do hundreds of times a year …
Emma Hall / AdAge:
Virgin Plans New Magazine as IPad App if Advertisers Sign Up  —  Billionaire Branson's Daughter Holly Is in Charge of Project  —  LONDON ( — Virgin is planning to extend its brand into consumer magazines with the launch of a new title, Maverick, which will be available as an app for the iPad, iPhone and eventually, Android.
Molly Fischer / New York Observer:
Karp Cleans House: Amanda Murray Out at Simon & Schuster  —  Jonathan Karp replaced David Rosenthal last month, and he's now begun to assemble his own editorial team at Simon & Schuster.  Senior editor Amanda Murray has been fired, she confirmed today.  Karp could not be reached for comment.
Discussion: GalleyCat
Trevon Milliard / Idaho Mountain Express & Guide:
For valley, it's Christmas in July  —  Rising tide of Allen & Co. conference lifts boats of all businesses  —  The week following the Fourth of July isn't of much significance for most people.  But for anyone in the Wood River Valley service industry—restaurant workers, fly-fishing guides … Reynolds Center …:
New Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellows include entrepreneurs, journalists  —  The just announced 2010-2011 class of Donald W. Reynolds Fellows includes “entrepreneurs, digital game and Smartphone developers, and leaders in civic and print journalism,” according to the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.
Don Terry / CJR:
Justice for John Conroy  —  John Conroy spent years exposing police torture in Chicago.  Now the alleged leader is on trial, and the reporter is laid off.  —  If life were fair and the gods of journalism just, I would be able to report to you that when John Conroy was laid off …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ushahidi in 3G: How media outlets could extend the mapping platform beyond crisis communications  —  Since its launch in early 2008, the crowdsourced mapping platform Ushahidi has been used to monitor elections in Burundi, to track violence in Pakistan, to coordinate aid in Haiti.
Richard Lawson / Gawker:
The Full Social Network Trailer: Creepy  —  Here's the first full-length trailer for The Social Network, David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's movie about the creation of social wonder/ill, the Facebook.  Thanks largely to a brilliant song choice, the trailer is eerily evocative.
Alan Allnutt / Montreal Gazette:
Gazette to go Web only on Sundays  —  The Sunday Edition of The Montreal Gazette  —  MONTREAL - After long and serious consideration, we have decided that The Gazette will cease publishing a print version of the paper on Sundays as of Aug. 8.  —  However, The Gazette will continue …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Chris Beckmann / Google News Blog:
Google News changes reflect your feedback  —  Two weeks ago we gave the Google News homepage a new look and feel with enhanced customization, discovery and sharing.  This redesign was our biggest since Google News launched in beta in 2002.  —  Some of you told us that you really liked it …
Greg Marx / CJR:
Winning the Morning, Missing the Point  —  Politico buries the lede in its big Obama story  —  Politico bigwigs John Harris and Jim VandeHei have a big thinkpiece out this morning headlined, “Why Obama Loses by Winning.”  As an artifact of media strategy, it's a classic example …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Blog Networks Try One More Time to Turn Local Journalism Into Cash  —  Can building a network of local bloggers help turn online journalism into a money-making proposition?  Two new media ventures are hoping that it can, and have partnered with a startup called GrowthSpur to try and make that hope become a reality.
Discussion: TBD and Journal Register Company
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Download Me, Amadeus!  Sony Set to Open a Classical iTunes  —  What's holding you back from buying classical music downloads?  Is it because they're too hard to find on iTunes?  Or is it because the tracks don't sound that good?  —  Sony Music thinks it has an answer …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Bros Icing Bros: Dear New York Media, Smirnoff Would Like To Thank You For Selling This Stupid Drinking Game  —  ​Have you heard of the once-legendary and now-kinda-dead urban terrorism drinking game Bros Icing Bros?  It involves the fermented sugarpiss known as Smirnoff Ice, your friends, and casual alcoholism.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
BuzzFeed Helps AOL Spread The Buzz
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Michael Starr / New York Post:
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Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
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Discussion: TechCrunch
Shane Richmond / Telegraph:
Spotify ‘growing healthily and on track for US launch’
Jarvis Coffin / Burst Media Company Blog:
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Andy Alexander / Ombudsman Blog:
Post online strategy: Grow audience, and engagement
Discussion: The Latest Word and Romenesko
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Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:
Newspaper War Rages in West Marin
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
‘Bloomberg BusinessWeek’ Grabs ‘Times’ Tech Correspondent
Discussion: FishbowlNY, GalleyCat and The Wrap
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Joel Stein makes me feel ‘stomach-sick’
Kate Sheppard / Mother Jones:
“They Just Don't Know Who They're Messing With”
Robin Sloan / Snarkmarket:
Why Old Spice matters

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

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Ticketmaster appears to have been breached by hacker group ShinyHunters, which claims it stole 560M customers' sensitive data and is trying to sell it for $500K

Mia Sato / The Verge:
Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

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