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5:20 PM ET, October 12, 2010


 Top News: 
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Financial Times app brings in £1m  —  In the five months since its launch, the app has attracted 400,000 downloads and accounts for 10% of new digital subscriptions  —  The Financial Times's new iPad app has generated more than £1m in advertising revenue since it was launched in May …
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Does HuffPo refuse to link to Gawker?  —  Deep into Ben McGrath's largely sympathetic profile of Gawker Media impresario Nick Denton is an awkward encounter between Denton and Jai Singh, an old acquaintance from Denton's time in San Fransisco who had recently started at the Huffington Post.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Soup
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Patch Responds To Recent Plagiarism Incidents And Ongoing Employee Woes  —  AOL's hyperlocal venture, Patch, is now well into an expansion phase that by year's end will bring to 500 the number of community news websites in its network, thereby making Patch the “largest hirer of full …
Discussion: Lost Remote and WebNewser
Abe Peck / Smart Journalism. Real Solutions …:
The Third Way to Media Success  —  Northwestern University researchers look to link editorial talent with audience experiences to get an elusive Web-era result — loyal readers and viewers.  —  SHARE AND ENJOY:  —  Media users now sup at a cornucopia of choice.
Discussion: Romenesko
Wall Street Journal:
‘Scrapers’ Dig Deep for Data on Web  —  At 1 a.m. on May 7, the website noticed suspicious activity on its “Mood” discussion board.  There, people exchange highly personal stories about their emotional disorders, ranging from bipolar disease to a desire to cut themselves.
Katy Bachman / Mediaweek:
‘Better’ Gets Bigger  —  Meredith's daytime show to air in L.A.; national ads next?  —  Meredith's syndicated daytime show Better is poised to become a player in the national advertising arena.  —  In less than a month, the lifestyle show based on the iconic Meredith magazine brand will debut on KCAL …
Discussion:, Company Town and MediaPost
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Twitter Crushing Facebook's Click-Through Rate: Report  —  What is the most effective way for marketers to spread their message online?  Facebook?  Twitter?  Company blogs?  Email?  —  According to a new report by marketing firm SocialTwist, Internet sharing trends have shifted heavily …
Max Read / Gawker:
Is This the Best Correction of the Year?  —  In case there was any confusion: “This blog post originally stated that one in three black men who have sex with me is HIV positive.  In fact, the statistic applies to black men who have sex with men.”  —  Glad to have that cleared up!
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Amazon Expands Publishing Horizons With Short-Form Kindle Singles  —  Locked into a pricing battle with some publishers over the pricing of e-books with print counterparts, Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is expanding its digital-only options—and its own publishing horizons—with Kindle Singles.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Veebeam Raising $6 Million For Wireless Video Sending  —  Veebeam, a gadget-and-software combo which transmits video from computers to TVs, says it has raised the first of a two-tranche, $6 million second funding round.  —  The money was led by Amadeus Capital Partners, Intel (NSDQ: INTC) …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
British media unite against Murdoch  —  Letter to Vince Cable signed by many of UK's leading news providers warns £8bn deal would damage democratic debate  —  Analysis: Turning up the heat on Murdoch's News Corporation  —  Datablog: how powerful would the takeover make Murdoch?
Jacob Bernstein / The Daily Beast:
Fashion's Most Feared Critic  —  Cathy Horyn wields a pointed pen to (sometimes) skewer her subjects.  Jacob Bernstein on The New York Times fashion critic who hates shopping.  —  At Tory Burch, there was so much foot traffic shoppers spilled into the streets.
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Google Unleashes Ad Display Automation Tools  —  Google's long-term plan to automate the advertising supply chain will lead the Mountain View, Calif. tech company on Tuesday to release two tools aimed at removing costs from serving up display ads across the Google Display Network.
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Interpublic Taps Hanlon As Velociter-In-Chief, Will Seed Start-Ups, Partnerships, Innovation  —  Two months after recruiting former Publicis ventures chief Tim Hanlon, Interpublic has named him managing director and CEO of Velociter, a new unit within its Mediabrands division focused …
Discussion: paidContent
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Short Attention Spans for Web Videos  —  After watching an online video for a full minute, 44.1 percent of viewers will have clicked away, according to Visible Measures.  But an outsize slice of that loss occurs in the first 10 seconds, during which 19.4 percent of a video's audience defects.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Times Names Deputy Magazine Editor  —  The New York Times will have a new deputy editor for its Sunday magazine.  —  On the heels of the paper's selection of Hugo Lindgren as editor of the magazine, Mr. Lindgren announced on Monday that he has hired Lauren Kern to be his second in command.
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
What Should Hugo Do?  —  The New York Times Magazine has long …
Discussion: The Wrap, Romenesko and BuzzMachine
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