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2:10 AM ET, August 7, 2010

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Here's the Big IPO You've Been Waiting For: Demand Media Files With the SEC  —  Fun weekend reading for the tech and media set: Demand Media's S-1 filing, the first step it will take on the road to a public offering.  —  The S-1 doesn't include lots of important information …
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
10 Reasons to Watch Next Week's TBD Launch  —  For a multimedia site, TBD showed some media savvy, lining up a media briefing today, complete with visuals, numerous staffers and a sampling of local bloggers who've joined the TBD Community Network.  —  You'll find several good write-ups on TBD today.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Coffeeshop Newsrooms Yield Stories, Sources, Understanding of Journalism  —  The next time you visit your favorite coffee shop, consider how it would look if it were transformed into a “news café” — a place where journalists would work on stories and interact with patrons to find ideas …
Discussion: RJI
David Kaplan / paidContent:
WaPo's Online Newspaper Revs Turn Sharply Up, But Ask Later About Newsweek  —  In its next to last quarter as the owner of Newsweek, the Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) isn't releasing details about the magazine's performance in Q2, though it did likely improve slightly based …
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Newsweek:
Farewell, Libraries?  —  Amazon's report that e-books are outselling hardcovers means book collections—personal and public—are about to get a drastic makeover.  —  Books vs. E-Books: Click here to read related content  —  Amazon.com's recent announcement that sales of e-books …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Forbes.com Gets a New Slant  —  Lewis Dvorkin's bloggy overhaul of the Internet continues  —  On Thursday, Forbes.com launched a new blog page utilizing the platform first developed by the blog network True/Slant, which it recently acquired.  News last week that True/Slant was being shut …
Discussion: Romenesko, The Wire and The Copy Box
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
Now it's the Times versus Google and Verizon  —  For now, at least, it looks like the New York Times is doubling down on its report that Google and Verizon are negotiating a deal that would allow Verizon to offer tiered levels of service for content-providers — a deal that would severely undermine the principle of net neutrality.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
How newspapers should best deal with ‘data journalism’  —  Martin Moore, director of the Media Standards Trust  —  thinks we are heading for more “data journalism” and poses some questions in How news organisations should prepare for data dumps.  —  I'll overlook the naive bit about internal newspaper office secrecy.
Ronan Shields / New Media Age:
News Corp plans mobile sell-off  —  News Corp has confirmed it is trying to offload its mobile businesses, collectively know as Fox Mobile Group, after stating that it was a loss-making venture.  —  The planned sell-off would include Jamba - the company behind the Crazy Frog ringtone …
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Patch Editors Respond To Claims Of Sweatshop-Like Workload  —  We got a big response to our item yesterday about AOL's rapidly expanding hyperlocal venture, Patch, including some additional insight into what it's like to be a Patch editor, one of whom had said many of them work 70-hour weeks …
Discussion: Romenesko and Media Nation
Dave Morgan / MediaPost:
Location-Based Web Services Will Devastate Local Media Scene  —  I know the last thing that local media companies need is another Web-driven disruption in their markets, particularly one that could take a big chunk out of their revenues in the next few years.
 
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Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard:
Vanity Fair's Bryan Burrough on writing narrative: “people are dying …
Chris Herring / Wall Street Journal:
Family Sues Metro Over Use of Boy's Photograph
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Jack Shafer / Slate:
Unsolicited Advice for Sidney Harman
Discussion: Romenesko
Jason Fell / Folio:
The Week Continues Upward Trajectory
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Carl DiOrio / Hollywood Reporter:
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Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
Whitney Port to Act in Web Series
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Guy Adams / The Independent:
How CNN went from breaking records to yesterday's news
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Time Magazine Runs Same Animal Story In 1993, 1999 And 2010
Discussion: Gawker and New York Magazine
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
BrightRoll Opens Online Video Ad Exchange
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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

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

 
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