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7:40 AM ET, July 23, 2010

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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Literary Agent Plans E-Book Editions  —  The literary agent Andrew Wylie said on Wednesday that he would begin his own publishing venture, called Odyssey Editions, which will produce e-book editions of titles by some of his clients, including Saul Bellow, John Updike and Philip Roth.
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Amazon strikes sweet exclusive deal - good for them, bad for consumers  —  Amazon announced today that it had reached an agreement with Andrew Wylie, head of the successful New York agency whose clients include such authors as Oliver Sacks, Salman Rushdie, and Philip Roth …
Paul Verna / eMarketer and Blog Posts:
As the E-Book World Blossoms, Is There Room for Both the iPad and the Kindle?
Discussion: Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
After Second Quarter, New York Times Co. is ‘Well Positioned’ But Also Staring at Increasing Costs  —  The New York Times Company is “well-positioned to thrive,” according to CEO Janet Robinson, who announced the company's second-quarter earnings this morning.  The best news is that there were no major catastrophes this quarter.
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
NYTCo's Robinson: Paywall Enters Development Phase, Pricing Coming Soon
Discussion: Romenesko and Reuters
Joshua Cohen / Tubefilter News:
Hulu Tops Video Ad Views, Grosses $19 Million in June  —  Everyone knows YouTube and its affiliated Google sites are top of the pops in terms of video views. comScore indicates in June 2010 Google captured 144.5 million unique viewers.  Hulu's view counts tick in at roughly 16% of those numbers for a total of 24 million.
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
Lauren Dugan / SocialTimes.com:
Survey: Half of Journalists Think Their Offline Publications Will Eventually Fold  —  Journalists appear to be reaching an equilibrium of sorts between print and digital media - an “equilibrium of sorts” because it appears the scales are tipped heavily in favor of going digital.
Discussion: Mashable!
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post:
ABC News iPad App Debuts, Meant To Redefine News As Leisure Activity  —  ABC News became the first broadcast news division to release an application for the iPad Wednesday.  —  The network's app is more than just a website converted for the iPad: it centers around a simulated 3-D “news globe …
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
ABC News Puts A Different Spin On Its iPad App
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Hollywood: Google TV would put us on board big pirate ship  —  The comments are streaming in from video and content providers on the Federal Communications Commission's AllVid proposal.  Quite a few are critical of the scheme, especially those of the trade association representing Hollywood's biggest studios.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Yahoo! News
Michele Flannery / YouTube Blog:
Ready...set...discover more music on YouTube  —  If you want easier ways to discover music on YouTube, just start here.  Our revamped music page - part of a redesign that started with our shows and movies pages - showcases the most viewed music videos, special promotions, curated playlists …
Steve Friess / The Daily Beast:
Does Fox News Fuel the Tea Party?  —  Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron, in conversation at the Netroots Nation convention, said his network blew up the Shirley Sherrod story, that Senate candidate Sharron Angle is “always seems confused,” and agreed that his network boosts the Tea Party.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Arianna Huffington Is Moving to New York  —  Web empress Arianna Huffington is moving from Los Angeles to New York, multiple sources tell us, which means the globetrotting boss will finally be living in the same city as the editorial headquarters of her Huffington Post.  Brace yourselves, underlings.
MediaShift:
How Content Farms Train Their Writers to Write for the Web  —  Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways.  See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Chrystia Freeland / CJR:
The Rise of Private News  —  A niche model can make a lot of money.  What are the costs?  —  Anyone who has spent time in a newsroom lately is familiar with the conversation—generally conducted in the “hushed tone you use for someone who's just been through rehab or divorce,” …
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Fareed Zakaria is Newsweek's MVP  —  Commentary: A favorite of Jon Stewart and a CNN star, to boot  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Fareed Zakaria is a star.  —  He has flourished as the editor of Newsweek International and as one of the most admired global pundits.
Olivia / YouTube Blog:
You Report: What's happening now in the Bay Area?  —  Though YouTube is a global site, it's often local videos that are most relevant to your life.  When people use camcorders and mobile phones to capture newsworthy events in their neighborhoods and upload them to YouTube, they're broadening the window into our own communities.
Discussion: CNET News
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Getting the message on Journolist's controversial postings  —  To conservatives, it is a pulling back of the curtain to expose the media's mendacity.  —  To liberals, it is a selective sliming based on e-mails that were supposed to remain private.  —  But there is no getting around the fact …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
BBC Launches U.S. News Site with Video Lifestyle Shows Rolling Out Shortly  —  In an effort to maximize advertising dollars around the big U.S. market for online news, the BBC has launched a U.S. destination.  —  The site will be more U.S.-centric, surfacing up more U.S. based coverage.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
AOL Mobile Goes HTML5, Picks Android Over iPhone for New App  —  Longtime Internet pioneer, AOL today matured its mobile platform with two new applications for Android handsets and an HTML5 version of the AOL Mobile website for smartphones.  The new site — still found at http://m.aol.com …
Ben Malbon / BBH Labs:
‘The Best Camera is the One You Have With You’ . . . introducing the iOScars  —  Author: Seth Weisfeld, Digital Creative Director, BBH New York (@seth_weisfeld)  —  “The best camera is the one you have with you.”  —  Powerful technologies and tools for creativity and filmmaking used to be exclusively in the hands of professionals.
Economist:
Digitisation and its discontents  —  Why some media outfits still refuse to go online  —  WHAT do the Beatles, Harry Potter, Bella magazine and the grizzled crew of the Northwestern, an Alaskan crab-fishing boat, have in common?  They are scarcely available digitally.
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward:
Flipboard's iPad Web-zine flops under weight of its own hype
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
‘New York’ Partners With Foursquare
Discussion: WebNewser
Bill Mitchell / Newspay:
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Ward Room / NBC Chicago:
Wall Street Journal to Fight Charges Against Arrested Reporter
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Clara Martinez / Shaping the Future …:
France to launch virtual newsstand as alternative to Google News
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New Graduate J-School Program Will Teach Students How To Actually Run A Business
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Martin Bashir Leaving ABC for MSNBC; GMA Weekend Anchor Bill Weir …
Peter Robins / Guardian:
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