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6:25 PM ET, August 26, 2010


 Top News: 
Matthew Lynch / WWD:
Newsweek Editorial Director Steps Down  —  Newsweek editorial director Mark Miller has resigned, several sources have told WWD.  —  Save for a yearlong stint with ABC News in the 1990s, Miller had been with the magazine in almost every conceivable editorial capacity since joining as a summer intern in 1985.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
ITunes Music Update: Think Social, Not Streaming  —  When will Apple launch a cloud-based version of the iTunes music service that lets you stream your songs to wherever you are, whenever you want?  —  Probably not at Apple's newest product launch next week.
John Mayer / one forty plus:
Huffington Post FULL OF S**T?  (Yes!)  —  Ahh, Huffington Post, the internet Death Star.  The world's first spectator banking website.  Come watch a site's intelligence move in and out like bellows of accordion depending on whether or not there's ad dollars to be sucked out of any willing orifice.
Eric Kohn / Speakeasy:
Heeb Magazine Suspends Print Edition, Goes On-Line Only … This morning, “Heeb” publisher and editor-in-chief Josh Neuman announced on the magazine's website that the snarky Jewish publication has ceased production of its print edition.  This should come as no surprise to anyone following …
New York Post:
MSNBC's Ed Schultz goes bonkers  —  MSNBC talk show screamer Ed Schultz had a meltdown in the network's 30 Rock newsroom, shouting at staff, “I'm going to torch this [bleep]ing place.”  —  The hot-tempered anchor of “The Ed Show” lost it during a phone call in the packed studio and slammed down the phone before exploding.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Updated: Cisco Buys Online Video Distributor ExtendMedia For $80 Million  —  Cisco (NSDQ: CSCO) is in the process of acquiring ExtendMedia, a company that specializes in managing online video content.  The space has seen some consolidation lately and with the growth of mobile video …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Cisco's ExtendMedia Purchase: TV Everywhere And Beyond
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google Goes Hunting for a Music Boss  —  Anybody want to run the music division of the world's biggest media company?  Because Google is hiring: The search giant is casting about for an executive to run its music service, which doesn't actually exist yet.  —  Industry sources tell me Google …
Discussion: Media Maverick and Electronista
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Yahoo readies San Francisco news site  —  Moving quickly to leverage its $90 million-ish acquisition of Associated Content, Yahoo has begun recruiting writers to begin building a local news site for the San Francisco area.  —  Though hundreds of news shops of every shape …
Jason Fell / Folio:
Meredith Title Next Up to Insert Video Ad in Print Magazine  —  Successful Farming's August issue features a video ad from pesticide advertiser.  —  It was only a matter of time before more print magazines followed Entertainment Weekly's footsteps and start incorporating video elements into their print magazines.
Discussion: MediaPost
David Pogue / New York Times:
New Kindle Leaves Rivals Farther Back  —  Too bad there's not a reality TV show called “America's Most Freaked-Out Tech-Company Meetings,” where you watch classic panicked board meetings.  For example, when the Apple employee left an iPhone 4 prototype in a bar.  Or when Intel learned that its Pentium chip contained a math error.
Rob ORegan / eMedia Vitals:
Economist seeks to replicate ‘immersive’ qualities of print on iPhone and iPad  —  The Economist's paid content strategy hinges on the quality of its journalism (more so than its clever advertising).  It is one of the few magazine publishers to claim success with a partial online paywall.
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Why Eisner Fits at Tribune  —  Many in Hollywood seemed puzzled yesterday by reports that the former Disney chief might run a newspaper company.  Peter Lauria has four reasons why Michael Eisner seems open to it.  —  Hollywood was buzzing yesterday about reports that Michael Eisner …
Sarah Hartley:
10 Characteristics of hyperlocal  —  What, if anything, the term ‘hyperlocal’ now means is something that keeps coming up in conversations I have and it strikes me that it's no longer necessarily defined by a tight geographical area, but instead seems to have evolved to describe more of an attitude than a place.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
DISNEY, WARNER BROS. SUE TO STOP ADVERTISING ON PIRATE WEBSITES  —  EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Co. have teamed up in a new legal effort to choke off the air supply of various websites that post and index links to pirated movies.  —  The two studios are suing Triton Media …
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Exclusive: Veteran Anchor Mike Schneider Discusses His Time at Bloomberg  —  Between February 3 and 4 of 2009, more than 100 Bloomberg Radio and TV staffers were laid off at their world headquarters in New York.  —  It was an unprecedented move for Mayor Michael Bloomberg's financial news outlet …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
New Technology to Lure Shoppers  —  Marketers Try Interactive Mirrors, Discounts via Scanners  —  It's Steven Spielberg's futuristic “Minority Report” come to life.  —  Marketing companies are experimenting with a new wave of digital technologies to pitch to consumers while they shop …
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Gawker
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