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1:10 PM ET, September 1, 2010


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Grabs the TV Remote  — Inc. is working on a new subscription service that would deliver TV shows and movies over the Internet, ramping up the battle among Web companies to control entertainment in the living room.  —  The Internet retailer has in recent weeks pitched …
Bloomberg: Girds for Combat With Netflix  —  Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) — Inc. has approached media companies including Time Warner Inc. with plans to start an online video subscription service to rival Netflix Inc., said three people with knowledge of the talks.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
TV News for Early Risers (or Late-to-Bedders)  —  Last season, the big battle in television was fought over late night.  This season, the battleground is shaping up to be the early morning.  Very early.  —  The television business, it seems, is learning what the predawn buyers …
Village Voice:
NYC's Golden Gossip Era Fades  —  Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble.  Rattled tattletales tell all.  —  A few months ago, Richard Johnson, the 56-year-old long-time editor of Page Six, walks into the office of his boss, New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allan.
Kristin Huguet / Apple:
Apple to Provide Live Video Streaming of September 1 Event  —  What:  —  Live video stream of Apple's September 1 event  —  When:  —  Where:  —  —  Live Video Streaming  —  Apple® will broadcast its September 1 event online using Apple's industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
The Awl Goes for Laughs With Spin-off Site Splitsider  —  Irreverent Blog Launched by Gawker Vets Is Getting Some Brand Dollars, Including Gillette  —  NEW YORK ( — The Awl is expanding.  The three-man enterprise, run by editors Choire Sicha and Alex Balk and publisher David Cho …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp Has Name For New Internet-Killing iPad Newspaper: “Daily Planet”  —  There hasn't been much news about Rupert Murdoch's forthcoming tablet and mobile phone “newspaper” since The L.A. Times reported on it in mid-August.  —  But Buried in the last graph of Shira Ovide's piece …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
iPad Newspapers: Ripe For Innovation
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Jube Shiver Jr. / American Journalism Review:
Embracing Original Content  —  As fewer and fewer people use portals to access the Internet, AOL and Yahoo! are hiring journalists and posting their own material in an effort to bolster Web traffic.  When they went calling on professional sports leagues for help in expanding …
Paul Bedard / US News:
Washington Times Sold For $1, Just Like Newsweek  —  The Rev. Sun Myung Moon is regaining control of the Washington Times after allies of the South Korean spiritual leader agreed to acquire the paper for just $1 and assumption of most if its debts, according to an internal memo.
Rebecca Dana / The Daily Beast:
Implosion at CBS News  —  With a new round of layoffs expected this fall, CBS News is being trimmed to the bone.  Rebecca Dana on the dramatic drop in ratings, strange BlackBerry blackouts, and eager suitors for anchor Katie Couric.  —  On Monday, Katie Couric begins her fifth …
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner and TVNewser
Alan Deutschman / Vanity Fair:
The Vanity Fair 100  —  Two years ago, when Facebook recruited its 100-millionth user, a celebratory toga party was thrown by C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg, a classics buff who is prone to spontaneously reciting Homeric verses from memory.  Since then the stunningly successful Web site has quintupled …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and DealBook
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Want to join my entrepreneurial journalism class?  —  I have a little room in my entrepreneurial journalism class at CUNY.  —  I'd especially like a few under- or unemployed journalists looking to start businesses in the class to add to the mix of experience among the students.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Facebook Won't Run Ads for “The Social Network,” but Facebook Users Like It Anyway  —  Facebook loves Hollywood ad dollars, except in the case of one particular film.  That would be “The Social Network,” the upcoming film best known as “The Facebook Movie.”
Discussion: TechCrunch and Show Me The Money
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
New York Times Warns Newsroom on Anonymous Sources  —  Fresh from a farewell dinner for departing New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt, the paper's standards editor, Phil Corbett, issued a memo to the newsroom yesterday on that perpetually controversial issue: use of anonymous sources.
Discussion: Romenesko
Jonathan Bellack / The Official Google Blog:
Online publishers: growing the display advertising pie  —  This is the latest post in our series on the future of display advertising.  Today, director of product management Jonathan Bellack looks at our efforts to help online publishers generate more advertising revenue - Ed.
Discussion: Guardian
Media Week:
Financial Times targets businesses with new campaign  —  The Financial Times is rolling out a global corporate marketing campaign to promote the FT subscription as an essential tool for businesses.  —  FT: latest campaign promotes subscriptions  —  The campaign, created by DDB London …
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
YouTube Releases Ridley Scott's ‘Life In A Day’ Project Raw Footage  —  Google's YouTube/Ridley Scott project, Life in a Day, has launched a video gallery making available raw footage from some of the 80,000 video submissions across 197 countries and 45 languages.
Dominic Patten / The Wrap:
Just when it seemed all the wired geeks had moved on from music, a couple of big players are showing some interest again.  —  Industry insiders tell TheWrap that, as has been conjectured, at least part of Apple's super secret announcement in San Francisco on Wednesday will be a new streaming …
Discussion: hypebot and NPD Group
Apple Said to Plan Netflix Service on New TV Product  —  Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers video to consumers' TVs, will include programming from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
TV Tiptoes into the Web: Why Apple's iTunes Rentals Aren't Game-Changers
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
New photos show Fidel Castro with US journalist  —  HAVANA—Cuba on Tuesday released pictures of Fidel Castro with an American magazine correspondent and a Washington-based policy expert, while a Mexican newspaper published an interview in which the gray-bearded revolutionary expressed regret for past persecution of homosexuals.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Aspiring Politician to Sue 2 Florida Papers  —  Jeff Greene, a Florida real estate developer who lost one of the year's most bitter and closely watched primary elections, is preparing to sue The St. Petersburg Times and The Miami Herald for libel, claiming that articles they published cost him his bid for the United States Senate.
Discussion: Romenesko, TPMDC and Wonkette
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: ESPN can't just bigfoot its way into local markets  —  The all-sports cable TV network has plunged into local coverage online, but the going may be tougher than it imagined.  —  Joe Davidson has been slinging copy for the Sacramento Bee for more than 20 years and …
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Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Sources: Amazon plans to launch a more conversational Alexa with generative AI features later in 2024, and charge a monthly subscription to offset the cost

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