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12:56 PM ET, September 2, 2010


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Tabloid Hack Attack on Royals, and Beyond  —  IN NOVEMBER 2005, three senior aides to Britain's royal family noticed odd things happening on their mobile phones.  Messages they had never listened to were somehow appearing in their mailboxes as if heard and saved.
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Report links Coulson to phone-hacking  —  New York Times publishes allegations that PM's media adviser ‘actively encouraged’ unlawful practice while editor  —  The prime minister's media adviser, Andy Coulson, freely discussed the use of unlawful news-gathering techniques while editor …
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Has Rupert Murdoch's paywall gamble paid off?  —  Advertisers don't like it.  Analysts are unconvinced.  The paywall at News International may not be winning many fans, but the man behind it is determined to keep it standing.  —  As the fugitive businessman Asil Nadir flew back to Britain …
Vanity Fair:
Rupert Murdoch's War On The New York Times  —  Photo illustration by R. Mutt Studios.  “I read the Journal a little less now.  I find that I can skim it in a way I couldn't before.  If the Journal is gaining market share I'd guess it is more at the expense of USA Today than the Times,” …
Avner Ronen / Boxee Blog:
How Boxee Sees the Apple TV  —  Most of us at Boxee are Apple fanboys.  If it is silver and it has the Apple logo on it, we pre-order it.  If there's a line around the block, chances are we're in it.  And everything stops at Boxee HQ while we unbox the latest gadget to come out of Cupertino.
Nellie Andreeva /   Apple To Offer ABC & Fox Shows For $.99; Other Networks & Studios Oppose Rental Plan
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Twitter breaks story on Discovery Channel gunman  —  The news broke around 1 p.m. with a few sketchy details.  Gunman.  Shots.  Hostages.  Discovery building.  —  Within minutes, there were photos, including an astonishing one of a man clad in shorts, carrying a rifle and stalking through what looked like an office courtyard.
Discovery Channel hostage situation: Gunman, believed to be James …
Dave Levy / State of the Fourth Estate:
Discovery Channel Stand Off: The Day The Old/New Media Line Ceased to Exist
Discussion: Mediaite and CNN
Choire / The Awl:
Discovery HQ Being Evacuated: Man Demands “Stop All Shows Glorifying Human Birthing”
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Trib creditors zero in on Zell  —  Tweet  —  Tribune Chairman Sam Zell's bid for immunity from legal claims arising from the disastrous buyout of the company could be slipping away.  —  The judge overseeing the Tribune bankruptcy case yesterday appointed a mediator to try to hammer …
Discussion: Bloomberg and NewscastStudio Blog
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:   Tribune Talks to Be Guided by Mediator
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL and Facebook Get the New Yorker Treatment  —  Within the next several weeks, the New Yorker magazine will be publishing big pieces about a pair of digital icons located on the East and West coasts-an assessment of the turnaround at AOL by staff writer Ken Auletta and a profile …
Mike Oreskes /
AP announces editorial guidelines for credit and attribution  —  Associated Press Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes has announced a new set of guidelines for credit and attribution to the AP staff.  His policy document is below.  —  Colleagues,  —  In the age of the Web …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AOL And Google Renew Search Deal For 5 Years, Expand Partnership To Mobile, YouTube  —  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong hinted that this was coming, but this morning Google and AOL announced a five-year renewal of the search deal between the two companies.  Google will continue to power search across AOL's content network and properties.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Shameful News Industry Willing To Sacrifice Wikileaks To Get Shield Law  —  A few weeks ago, we noted, with some disappointment, that the politicians who had been pushing for a much needed federal shield law for journalism, Senators Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein, were taking …
James Macintyre / New Statesman:
“There was massive left-wing bias at the BBC”  —  In his first major interview since giving the MacTaggart Lecture in Edinburgh, Mark Thompson talks about political pressures, the need for budget cuts, and how his religion affects his role  —  My first conversation with Mark Thompson …
Discussion: The Staggers
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Billboard Magazine, Est. 1894, Tries to Boost Its Digital Cred  —  Billboard is best known for charts that rank the most popular music and musicians, which the weekly industry magazine started publishing in 1913 as a list of the most popular sheet music.  Since then, topping the Billboard Hot 100 …
New York Times:
Of Two Minds About Books  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Auriane and Sebastien de Halleux are at sharp odds over “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” but not about the plot.  The problem is that she prefers the book version, while he reads it on his iPad.  And in this literary dispute, the couple says, it's ne'er the twain shall meet.
Discussion: ReveNews
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Debuts Facebook's New Music Service (Which Doesn't Run on Facebook)  —  My sources in the music industry were correct: Apple has been working on an iTunes update that's all about social, not streaming.  —  But rather than do the obvious thing-create a system that links …
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple announces iTunes 10 with Ping social network
Discussion: Gizmodo, GigaOm and Bits
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
WSJ's digital ops will eventually be larger than print  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  Editor's note: This is the third in a series of interviews with major players in business journalism to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Talking Biz News.  —  As executive editor of …
Discussion: The Wire
David Folkenflik / NPR:
The Saudi Prince, The Mosque And Fox News … The proposed construction of an Islamic center and mosque close to ground zero in New York City has inspired intense scrutiny from news outlets this month — and few have outstripped the Fox News Channel in their interest.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Time Warner Cable, Disney work on carriage deal  —  Extension of agreement likely if pact not reached  —  Disney and Time Warner Cable execs worked down to the wire on Wednesday in Gotham to hammer out a carriage agreement in advance of the 12:01 a.m. Thursday contract expiration covering four ABC O&Os …
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Google Maps Gets an Ad Unit: Your Logo Here  —  Search Giant Says Algorithm Will Keep Logos From Getting Spammy  —  NEW YORK (AdAge) — After a six-month tryout in Australia and New Zealand, Google is bringing Sponsored Map Icons to the U.S., allowing companies to pay for their logos to show …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Sony's Multi-Platform Content Play Is A Qriocity  —  Sony's long-held ambition of providing a content service available to its game console and other devices is finally coming together.  —  At the IFA show in Berlin on Wednesday, CEO Howard Stringer said the cloud-based Sony Online Services …
Discussion: TradingMarkets, NewTeeVee and Engadget
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Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Google says RCS in Google Messages now has over 1B MAUs, and adds Photomoji, Voice Moods, Screen Effects, Custom Bubbles, Animated Emoji, and other features

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