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6:05 AM ET, October 10, 2010


 Top News: 
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Too Many Magazine Apps Are Still Walled Gardens  —  When Wired launched its magazine app for the iPad in May, it got a wave of publicity — in part because it was the first, and also because it released a gee-whiz video pointing out how the ads actually moved, and so on.
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
BBC new linking guidelines issued - science journals mentioned  —  The BBC have just emailed new linking guidelines to their staff.  They stipulate that linking is “essential” to online journalism and in one slide (it's a PowerPoint document) titled ‘If you remember nothing else’ highlight how linking will change:
Discussion: Guardian and Virtual Economics
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking: Captions for Web Video Becomes Law Today with President's Signature  —  With President Obama signature this afternoon, online video content creators will be among those required to provide closed captioning, as part of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessiblity Act.
Discussion: CNN
Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals:
The New York Times and Boston Globe's differing paid content strategies  —  The NYT Co-owned Boston Globe is about to adopt a different paywall strategy to its sister paper the Times: its current portal will remain free but a paid for website focusing solely on newspaper content will be launched.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Now it's Google TV - but where's the content?  —  The computer colossus is rolling out its television service in the US.  It may not be long before it has to make its own programmes  —  Keep watching hard as Google TV is launched this autumn in the US - with apps for the Cartoon Network …
Michael Geist Blog:
CBC Bans Use of Creative Commons Music on Podcasts  —  The producers of the popular CBC radio show Spark have revealed (see the comments) that the public broadcaster has banned programs from using Creative Commons licenced music on podcasts.  The decision is apparently the result of restrictions …
Discussion: Techdirt, TeleRead and J-Source
Rachel McAthy /
WEFHamburg: One in five journalists lack ‘essential’ multimedia skills, suggests Poynter research  —  One in five journalists still do not have “essential” multimedia skills and news organisations need to do more to motivate staff, the researchers behind a Poynter Institute News University study said today.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Video Ad And Analytics Startup TubeMogul Takes $10 Million In VC Funding  —  Video advertising and analytics startup TubeMogul closed a $10 million Series B financing.  The round was led by Foundation Capital, with existing investors Trinity Ventures and Knight's Bridge Capital Partners …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Spotify crashes into Apple on way to U.S.  —  These are some swinging Swedes, the guys at Spotify.  —  Founded in Stockholm in 2006, Spotify is is an online streaming music service that has already conquered Europe with the help of a revolutionary desktop service and now desperately wants to make the jump to the United States.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Economist Taking Intelligent Life To U.S. On iPad Only  —  In a sign that online distribution to tablets can take printed publications in to territories that were previously unreachable, The Economist is overcoming a distribution bottleneck by taking its Intelligent Life quarterly to the U.S. on iPad only.
Discussion: Poynter Online and WebNewser
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Groupon's Style Guide to Humor Writing  —  Groupon is a deal-of-the-day subscription service that's been getting attention for its power to sell anything from yoga classes to Flip cams incredibly quickly.  The site takes half of the revenue from each sale, but sellers are willing …
Discussion: The Praized Blog
Laura Oliver /
WEFHamburg: NewsCloud sets its sights on communities of connected readers  —  When a news website says it's interactive, what does it mean?  It must be more than adding the ability to comment on articles, or pumping RSS feeds out via Twitter or a Facebook page.
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Discussion: WebNewser
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