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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
While you're watching, TiVo watches you  —  As Hollywood and Madison Avenue debate how best to measure traditional TV and online viewing, TiVo plans to roll out new research that combines both.  —  Next month TiVo will begin tracking how much time users spend watching Web content …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Dish Network Is Joining Other Carriers in Offering Its Content for Online Viewing  —  The Dish Network this week will begin offering a video portal called DishOnline.com, becoming the latest distributor to provide online benefits to paying subscribers.  —  All the major cable and satellite carriers …
Kevin Rose:
Why Apple's iTV Will Change Everything  —  The rumor: Apple will be releasing a revamped/renamed version of their ‘Apple TV’ set-top box, called ‘iTV’.  The box will run the Apple iOS (same as the iPhone/iPad), and be priced around $99.  —  Why will this change everything?
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:   Crowded Field for Bringing Web Video to TVs
David Carr / New York Times:
Faith in Its Shows, on Any Medium
Discussion: Wired.co.uk
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Sony's Bet on Sticking With Web Shows
Discussion: paidContent and WebNewser
Leo / LOL: The Life of Leo:
Buzz Kill  —  Something happened tonight that made me question everything I've done with social media since I first joined Twitter in late 2006.  —  You know me - I'm a complete web whore.  I sign up for every site, try every web app, use every service I can find.  It's my job, but I also love doing it.
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Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity  —  A little over a week ago, I closed down all of my social media accounts, with the exception of Twitter, which I locked.  The explanation I gave was that, in an age when everyone and their dog is sharing every aspect of their life …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Harman Ready to Become ‘Institution Builder’ at Newsweek  —  As founder of the stereo-equipment company that bears his name, Sidney Harman turned a $5,000 investment into what is now a $3-billion-a-year business.  Now, at 92 years old, he is attempting what may be an even more difficult feat: reviving Newsweek.
Wall Street Journal:
How WikiLeaks Keeps Its Funding Secret  —  The controversial website WikiLeaks, which argues the cause of openness in leaking classified or confidential documents, has set up an elaborate global financial network to protect a big secret of its own—its funding.
Discussion: Politics Daily, Harper's and Cryptome
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online:
How The Seattle Times Is Using Mobile Video, Twitter to Report News Fast  —  As consumers migrate from the desktop Web and toward mobile apps and devices, media organizations are rushing to figure out what these new tools mean for their operations.  —  The Seattle Times has been experimenting …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Moving on  —  Linchpin will be the last book I publish in a traditional way.  —  One of the poxes on an author's otherwise blessed life is people who ask, “what's your next book,” even if some of them haven't read the last one.  (Jeff did, of course).  To answer your question, this book is my next book.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Flagship newspapers wane in audience mix  —  The flagship newspaper produces barely half of the weekday audience delivered by some major metro publishers, according to an analysis of data recently issued by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.  —  While papers like the Kansas City Star continue …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
A public-relations rookie's handling of the TBD launch  —  In the days of my callow youth, I remember referring to journalists who ventured into public relations as having “sold out.”  —  Never mind that many in PR toiled for pay as low as many journalists.  Never mind that PR ethics also insist on getting the facts right.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Press and punditry stampede tramples good judgment, and often the facts, too  —  When the New York Times published a story last December about plans for a Muslim prayer space near the World Trade Center site, there was little reaction.  —  After all, the imam in charge was quoted as saying …
Discussion: TVNewser and Editors Weblog
Scripting News:
Proposal: A new kind of blog comment system  —  I'm almost 100 percent sure that scripting.com was the first blog to have comments.  And I'm equally sure that it was the first to have its comments flame out.  The flameout was a good thing, although it didn't feel like it at the time, because it created the first wave of blogs.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Top AOL Media Exec Marty Moe To Depart (Other Rumors of David Eun Ankling Not So Much)  —  According to sources close to the situation, one of AOL's top and longtime media execs, Marty Moe (pictured here), is leaving the company.  —  Sources said the reasons are personal and Moe was not currently taking another job.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
The Ad/Edit Wall Worn Down to a Warning Track  —  Two Sides Quit Bickering and Seek Ways to Navigate New Reality  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — What wall?  The question for print has become less about whether to cross the boundary between editorial and sales and more about how best to do it.
Tom Lowry / Variety:
Eisner: Content still king  —  Former Disney CEO offers a few thoughts to ‘Variety’  —  As Comcast pushes forward with its proposed merger with NBC Universal, Michael Eisner said he is glad to have taught a valuable lesson to the cable operator's top executives, Brian Roberts and Steve Burke.
Discussion: Company Town
Jack Neff / AdAge:
What Happens When Facebook Trumps Your Brand Site?  —  ‘Like’ It or Not, Trend Serves as Another Telling Sign of Social Media's Growing Dominance  —  BATAVIA, Ohio (AdAge.com) — While the tech world obsessed about when Facebook would turn on location and morph into a “Foursquare killer,” …
Discussion: AdPulp and FM Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Snoop Dogg Mafia Wars Promotional Stunt Breaks Ustream Record With 2 Million Views  —  One of Zynga's newest game titles, Mafia Wars Las Vegas, kicked off with a bang last week as rap star Snoop Dogg blew up a 4-ton armored truck in the middle of the desert in Nevada.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Michael Wolff / Newser:
Mosque Rage Is About Rupert Murdoch and News Corp.  —  Follow him on Twitter @MichaelWolffNYC  —  Frank Rich neatly traces the entire brouhaha about the near-Ground Zero Islamic center back to Fox News and the New York Post.  —  I can attest to the obsession inside of Murdoch's News Corp. about Muslims.
Discussion: Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Murdoch's Times Misses A Third Month Of iPad Income  —  If editions on tablets like iPad are the “game-changer” which may help “transform” newspapers, as Rupert Murdoch put it, then Murdoch and his News International CEO Rebekah Brooks must be pretty upset by progress The Times is making in that regard.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Hires Adam Bain Away From News Corp. As President Of Revenue  —  Twitter has hired Adam Bain as head of all revenue for the company, we've heard from multiple sources.  His title will be President, Revenue and he'll be reporting to COO Dick Costolo.
 
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