ev / Twitter Blog:
newtwitterceo — By all accounts Twitter is on a roll. We've redesigned our web site to great user feedback. Our user and usage numbers are growing at a rapid clip all around the world. We've launched an early, but successful, monetization effort. And, many top engineers …
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Ben Parr / Mashable!: Twitter CEO Evan Williams Stepping Down
Ariel Schwartz / Fast Company: What Does Dick Costolo Mean for Twitter?
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Twitter's Dick Costolo replaces co-founder Evan Williams as CEO
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Why Dick Costolo Is Now CEO Of Twitter: It's Time To Make A LOT Of Money
John Battelle / FM Blog: Tuesday Signal: Who's Your CEO Now, Baby?
Abhijeet Ahluwalia / The First Post: Twitter co-founder Ev Williams quits as CEO
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: With a new CEO, Twitter prepares to become the defining media company …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Williams steps down as Twitter CEO, will be ‘completely focused on product strategy’
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times: Twitter Co-Founder Stepping Aside
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Who's the real boss at Twitter?
Dan Primack / Fortune: Twitter's @ev steps down as CEO
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Twitter CEO Williams steps down
Meena Hartenstein / NY Daily News: Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down as CEO, will be replaced …
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Twitter Greets Its New CEO With a Fail Whale
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: Twitter Names Dick Costolo New CEO
Brian Morrissey / Brandweek: Twitter Elevates Costolo to CEO
Alex Weprin / WebNewser: Breaking: Twitter CEO Ev Williams Steps Down
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Twitter CEO Resigns, Doesn't Tweet the News
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Breaking: Twitter CEO Evan Williams Steps Down, COO Dick Costolo Steps In
Melissa Bell / BlogPost: Evan Williams: Twitter CEO no more
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter Names Costolo CEO; Williams Will Focus On ‘Product Strategy’
Darren Murph / Engadget: Read the full post on alt.engadget.com
Jack Marshall / ClickZ: Twitter Promotes Dick Costolo to CEO
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
With Tagline, MSNBC Embraces a Political Identity — MSNBC, once the also-ran but now the No. 2 cable news channel, has a new tagline that embraces its progressive political identity. — The tagline, “Lean Forward,” will be publicly unveiled Tuesday, opening a planned …
Discussion: Romenesko, Think Progress, B&C, Inside Cable News, New York Observer and The Huffington Post
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: MSNBC uses ‘Lean Forward’ tagline in new ads
Marisa Guthrie / B&C: MSNBC Wants Viewers to Listen Up
Ambarish Kenghe / The Official Google Blog:
Here comes Google TV — (Cross-posted from the Google TV Blog) — It's been almost five months since we introduced Google TV to the world at Google I/O, and today we're happy to give you an update on our progress. For those who haven't yet heard of it, Google TV is a new way to think about TV …
Tom Conrad / Pandora: An Update on Pandora in Your Living Room
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Google TV Will “Change the Way People Live their Lives”
Stephanie Reid-Simons / Armchair Commentary: What Google TV Means for Movie Fans
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Google Making Eyes At The Living Room With TV Site
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google TV to launch with content from Amazon, Netflix but not …
Rio Caraeff / VEVO: The Music Evolution Revolution Comes To Google TV
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: HBO, CNBC Among Google TV Partners
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile: More details on Google TV, but still no price
Rich Ezekiel / The Official Netflix Blog: Netflix on Google TV
David Cohen / WebNewser: Google TV Offers More Details on Apps, Partnerships
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Google TV Readies For Launch; Deals With HBO, Turner, NBA, CNBC, Etc.
Google TV Readies For Launch; Deals With HBO, Turner, NBA, CNBC, Etc.
Discussion: Guardian, CNBC, Twitter Blog, NetNewsCheck Latest, AdAge, Variety, Multichannel and Talking Biz News, more at Techmeme »
Amy Zelvin / CNBC: CNBC REAL-TIME APP TO BE PART OF GOOGLE TV LAUNCH
Kunur Patel / AdAge: Google TV Gets Cable Content, Apps and Best Buy
Marc Graser / Variety: Google unveils content partners
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Google TV Tunes To Turner, HBO, CNBC, Netflix And Others
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: CNBC app will be part of Google TV launch
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
Michael Ausiello Exits EW And Joins MMC — ADVISORY: I'm a huge fan of Michael Ausiello. More importantly, this is huge news for Deadline's parent company MMC and huge news for Deadline as well. Here's why: First, MMC is now going to own online TV reporting both in terms of trade stories …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Michael Ausiello Leaving Entertainment Weekly
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Journalism in Trouble? You Can't Tell by the Super-Salaries
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
NBC Invests in Targeted TV Ads Business — A company that delivers targeted ads to television sets has scored another endorsement. — NBC Universal plans to announce Tuesday an investment in Invidi Technologies Corp., according to the companies. Terms of the deal aren't being disclosed.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge: NBC Universal Invests in Addressable-Ad Concern Invidi
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
‘Recovering’ Politician, Aspiring ... ? — The ickiness factor of “Parker Spitzer” may subside, but the first glimpse of CNN's latest offering on Monday was hard to watch. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York and the conservative syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker playfully …
Discussion: New York Post, Guardian, Romenesko, The Caucus, Chickaboomer, NY Daily News, Z on TV, Ron Simon … and Ypulse
Kate Sheehy / New York Post: It's Spitz in socks & the city
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Stanley: First glimpse of ‘Parker Spitzer’ hard to watch
Brian Stelter / The Caucus: Dueling Marches and a New Talk Show
David Zurawik / Z on TV: Parker Spitzer: Hypocrisy, self-importance and pearls
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
2 E-Books Cost More Than Amazon Hardcovers — Readers of e-books may not be able to turn paper pages, lend their copies to friends or file them away on living room bookshelves. But they do have the comfort of knowing that they paid less for them than for hardcovers.
Discussion: New York Observer
Cpen / Twitter Blog:
Promoted Promotions — When we launched Promoted Tweets back in April, we said that we would be doing lots of experimenting and iterating, as is typical with everything else at Twitter. Since then, we've done and learned a lot - such as adding Promoted Trends to our suite of Promoted Products …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Unveils Promoted Accounts
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Twitter Launches Promoted Accounts; Algorithm-Based And Brand-Only (For Now)
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Twitter launches Promoted Accounts
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Can brands trust social media platforms?
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Twitter announces promoted accounts, Google TV compatibility
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter Launches Promoted Accounts, Starts Putting Ad Products In HootSuite
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Twitter rolling out promoted accounts
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Twitter's Promoted Accounts Now Live
New Data: Articles Published in the Morning Shared More on Facebook — It's been a while since I last published Facebook sharing data and I was waiting to gather a large enough sample set to produce this graph. — I analyzed the average (interquartile mean to be specific) …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Ben Silverman Partners With Sofia Vergara For Electus' First Big Scripted Sale At ABC — EXCLUSIVE: Ben Silverman is returning to scripted television via the same route that made him an independent producer. ABC is finalizing a deal for a single-camera comedy based on the popular Spanish series Aquí …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Online Ad Business Hopes a Logo Will Fend Off Feds, Privacy Problems — If the Web ad business really wanted to put an end to its simmering privacy problem, it could do so with one step: Make behavioral advertising opt-in only. — Which means it would allow publishers …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Ad Group Unveils Plan to Improve Web Privacy
Ad Group Unveils Plan to Improve Web Privacy
Discussion: AdAge, MediaPost, AdExchanger.com, PC World, Digits and paidContent
Edmund Lee / AdAge: Ad Groups Band Together for Online ‘Do Not Track’ List
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: U.S. Online Advertising Self-Regulation Launches; Guardian Struggles …
Grant Gross / PC World: Online Groups Introduce Labeling for Targeted Ads
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: An Icon to Tell You About Web Tracking on Ads
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Michael Freidson Leaving ‘Time Out New York’ — Time Out New York editor-in-chief Michael Freidson is leaving the magazine for a job in London. Mr. Freidson told The Obsever this afternoon that he had not been looking for a new job, but when another company approached him he couldn't turn down the chance to live abroad.
Alex Alvarez / FishbowlNY: Michael Freidson Is Stepping Down As Time Out New York EIC
Los Angeles Times:
New kids' TV channel raises product-placement concerns — The Hub, co-owned by Hasbro, launches Sunday. Several shows are built around products, but officials downplay worries: ‘Kids are not going to want to see 30-minute infomercials,’ one says. — Margaret Loesch, chief executive of the Hub …
Discussion: 5 Blogs Before Lunch
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
Internet Broadcasting To Serve More Trad Media Properties — Internet Broadcasting, which manages Web sites for a slew of local TV stations, has a deal with tech provider CoreMedia that could allow it to begin more widely serving sites linked with newspapers, radio stations and other media properties.
Discussion: Lost Remote, Broadcasting & Cable and PR Newswire
Melanie West / Metropolis:
Bedbugs Suspected Inside Wall Street Journal's Office … Bedbugs have made their way inside retailers, movie theaters, hospitals, government offices and, of course, homes across New York City. It turns out newspapers are not immune. Not even the newspaper you're reading this very moment.
Jessica Pressler / New York Magazine: Bedbugs Hit Wall Street Journal
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
As the Twitter App Ecosystem Tightens, 12seconds Calls it Quits — In early 2009, 12seconds seemed poised to hitch a ride on Twitter's coattails and become a leading video complement to 140-character status updates. Today, some 18 months later, the startup is calling it quits, announcing that its service will go offline Oct. 22.
Discussion: VentureBeat, more at Techmeme »
John Borthwick / Silicon Alley Insider:
TechCrunch Elevates Bloggers From Passive Writers To Active, Engaged Speakers — There was a discussion on the Gillmor Gang last Friday that I wanted to flesh out a bit. The topic was the sale of TechCrunch to AOL. Much of the talk on the Web and some of it on the Gang centered on TechCrunch as a media property.
Discussion: NoahBrier.com and THINK / Musings
Former P-I columnist Mike Lewis out from behind the bar, onward toward Patch — When I last checked in with former Seattle P-I columnist Mike Lewis, he was spending most of his time pouring drinks and growing business at the Streamline Tavern, the Lower Queen Anne bar he purchased with three partners last year.
CBS selling $600 million in new bonds — CBS Corporation is doing some reworking of its balance sheet. As it announced a tender to buy back $250 million of its outstanding debt due in 2012, it is also selling $600 million of new bonds that won't come due until future decades.
Discussion: Company Town
Meg James / Company Town: CBS sells $600 million in bonds
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A movie with its own backchannel: How “The Social Network” shows our reweaving of conversations — Many of the big-time reviews of The Social Network have focused on the film's characterization of Mark Zuckerberg, “the youngest billionaire in the world.” Is he an evil genius — or simply a genius?
Discussion: The Big Picture, /Film, The Atlantic Wire, The New Yorker Blog, Silicon Alley Insider and New York Times
Germain Lussier / /Film: ‘The Social Network’ Easter Eggs: ‘Fight Club’ and Natalie Portman
Ray Gustini / The Atlantic Wire: GOOD QUESTION!: Is ‘The Social Network’ Sexist?
Richard Brody / The New Yorker Blog: The Global Network — Just a word to note that “The Social Network …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: The Truth About The Social Network, Tonight At 7 P.M.
David Carr / New York Times: Film Version of Zuckerberg Divides Generations
Christopher K. Hepp / Philly.com:
Final newspaper contracts reached — The new owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News have reached new contracts with the last two of the newspapers' 16 unions, clearing the final impediments to a smooth transfer of the publications this week. — The papers' drivers …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Philly papers' new owners have contracts with all unions