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1:35 AM ET, August 30, 2010


 Top News: 
Financial Times:
Google plans pay-per-view films  —  Google's YouTube video site is in negotiations with Hollywood's leading movie studios to launch a global pay-per-view video service by the end of 2010, putting it head-to-head with Apple in the race to dominate the digital distribution of film and television content
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Gets Static on Net TV  —  The Justice Department is focusing in on how Comcast Corp.'s bid to purchase control of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal television and movie unit could affect the emerging Internet video market, people familiar with the matter say.
Sydney Morning Herald:
New era of journalism ahead: Hartigan  —  Kaaren Morrissey  —  AAP  —  Mainstream journalism is on the cusp of the most exciting era ever as an explosion in demand for mobile communications devices drives consumer appetite for news, News Limited chairman John Hartigan says.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
The Independent:
The internet comes of age: Meet the tweeny bloggers  —  Children as young as three are firing up their laptops and connecting, says Susie Mesure  —  They are the Generation Net, whose toddler years have spawned countless mummy blogs, whether they liked it or not.  Now, they're getting their own back.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Mary Madden / Pew Internet:
Older Adults and Social Media  —  While social media use has grown dramatically across all age groups, older users have been especially enthusiastic over the past year about embracing new networking tools.  Social networking use among internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled—from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May 2010.
Wall Street Journal:
Protecting Kaplan, Washington Post's Donald Graham Lobbied Against New Regulations  —  Washington Post, Parent of Education Chain, Defends Profit Generator Against Planned Regulations  —  Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald Graham recently abandoned his hands-off approach to the company's cash cow …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
RIP Breaking News Online App: You Were the Best Way to Get News Fast  —  One year ago this month, the best iPhone app for finding out what's happening around the world, fast, launched to the public.  Breaking News Online (BNO), the incredible team lead by Dutch then-teenager Michael van Poppel …
Discussion: paidContent
David Carr / New York Times:
In California, an Old-Style Print War  —  The office of The Bay Guardian at the bottom of Potrero Hill in San Francisco — the site of one of the last great newspaper wars — was eerily quiet last Thursday morning, with the sounds of a bell at the front desk echoing up into the high ceiling.
Online video key to Disney, Time Warner Cable row  —  * TW Cable wants comparable deals to Disney-Apple talks  —  * TW Cable balks at payment for  —  The growing availability of popular TV shows on the Web is at the heart of ongoing contentious programming fee negotiations between Walt Disney Co …
Discussion: Multichannel
Mathew Ingram / GigaOMGigaOM:
Let a Thousand Personalized Newspapers Bloom  —  I wrote recently about, a service from a Swiss company called Small Rivers, which pulls in your Twitter stream and extracts any links that have been shared by those you follow, and then displays those links in a newspaper-style format …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Fragmented Future Of Mobile Ad Networks  —  It's no secret that Google, Apple and even RIM want a piece of the $1 billion-and-growing mobile advertising market.  The fight over share of ad dollars is even resulting in possible anti-competitive practices.
Discussion: ReveNews
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Ben Huh of “Cheezburgur” Fame Offers to Take Reddit Off of Conde Nast's Marijuana-Hating Hands  —  ​Earlier today, it started breaking that Reddit — the user-controlled web content aggregator recently purchased by Condé Nast, which has now been accurately described as …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Reddit Tells Conde Nast to Go to Hell
Discussion: New York Magazine and Switched
Steve Outing:
ThankThis: Donate $ without spending $  —  I've been in touch with and its CEO, Kurt Huang, for some time while he and his team have been developing a new revenue widget for online publishers.  You can see it on this post, next to the Tweetmeme ("Retweet") button at right: ThankThis.
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
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