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4:50 PM ET, November 11, 2010


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“Hulu for Magazines” Launching Early 2011-But Only for Android  —  Next Issue Media, the “Hulu for Magazines” joint venture, plans to have its digital storefront open early next year.  But you won't be able to shop there if you've got an iPad.  —  Next Issue's initial incarnation will only work …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
‘Beast’ talks on again  —  Tweet  —  Big-name principals behind Newsweek and the Daily Beast have resumed merger talks, insiders said late today.  —  Talks between the online news firm, owned by media mogul Barry Diller and led by Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown, and Newsweek's new owner …
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Newsweek Editor Search Continues Fitfully  —  Merger talks between Newsweek and The Daily Beast are back on—but then again, they were never off.  —  The New York Post's Keith Kelly reported this morning that “after a three-week cooling off period, talks are back on.”
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Times Will Rank E-Book Best Sellers  —  In an acknowledgment of the growing sales and influence of digital publishing, The New York Times said on Wednesday that it would publish e-book best-seller lists in fiction and nonfiction beginning early next year.  —  The lists will be compiled …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
5 Ways to Get People to Contribute Good Content for Your Site  —  As news organizations experiment with user-generated content, they're learning that users are capable of creating quality content that can be turned into powerful projects.  What's not as clear: How can news organizations motivate people …
Cindy Royal / Cindy's Take on Tech:
An Open Letter to Wired Magazine  —  Dear Wired:  —  I feel like I'm in an abusive relationship with you.  I love you.  You're charming, attractive and smart, everything I could ever want in a magazine.  My heart skips a beat when I see a new issue in my mailbox.
Discussion: The Awl
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Digg Adds Editors to Break News Faster  —  One of the issues Digg has always struggled with is that it can take quite a while before a breaking news story hits the front page.  Waiting for enough users to vote a story up can sometimes take a few hours and in this age of real-time breaking news …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Mediabistro launches blog about Twitter  —  Mediabistro Launches AllTwitter Blog Covering Business and User Aspects of Twitter  —  Mediabistro (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) has launched AllTwitter, a new blog covering news, providing tips, and supporting opinions about social media platform Twitter.
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Great Scott!  Over 35 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute to YouTube  —  Remember in March when we shared with you that more than 24 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute?  Well, you continue to amaze us: you've increased the amount of video uploaded to YouTube to 35 hours per minute.
Discussion: Crave, SAI and WebNewser
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Can This Man Save NBC?  —  Bob Greenblatt made Showtime a must-watch network with shows like Weeds and Dexter.  Now he's expected to turn around NBC Universal Entertainment.  Peter Lauria on why he's the right man for the challenge.  —  Since leaving his post as Showtime's president …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Confirmed: Fox Blocking Google TV  —  Fox has begun blocking the availability of its TV programming from Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV, joining ABC (NYSE: DIS), CBS (NYSE: CBS), NBC (NYSE: GE) and Hulu.  —  A source at the network confirmed the move late Wednesday, but declined comment.
Discussion: MediaPost, and GigaOM
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
What's Former NBC Chief Jeff Zucker Doing at AOL?  —  Does Jeff Zucker have mail?  Image by Getty Images via @daylife  —  Former NBC Universal chairman Jeff Zucker is newly back on the job market, so any visits he makes to the offices of other media companies are bound to attract attention …
Discussion: The Wire and Moneywood
Katrina vanden Heuvel / The Nation:
Math Error Skews Nation Ad Numbers In Monday's New York Times Profile  —  The Nation was excited to see that we'd been profiled in Monday's New York Times, in a business section feature, “Bad News for Liberals May Be Good News for A Liberal Magazine.”  But we were surprised to read this:
Discussion: Gawker and MinOnline
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
Yahoo News Rolls Out Beta Design: Personalization, Social, Blogs  —  Yahoo has rolled out the beta version of its news site, apparently to coincide with CEO Carol Bartz' visit to India.  Yahoo News India, in its current form, wears a pre-2004 look, and never received the makeover that Yahoo News US did.
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Social Books Hopes to Make E-Reading Communal  —  Outside of a book club, reading a book is a pretty solitary affair.  Two entrepreneurs, Jason Johnson and Jason Illian, are trying to change that with a new mobile application called Social Books.  —  “Short-form content on the Web is very interactive, very dynamic,” Mr. Johnson said.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt, Wendi Murdoch, And Other Huge Names Are Betting On To Shake Up The Art Market  —  Some of the biggest names in the technology, media, and fine art worlds are coming together to invest in, a New York-based startup that aims to disrupt the fine-art market, we hear.
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
AOL Restructuring Media Brands  —  AOL is currently re-organizing its media brands, a source familiar with the situation tells us, confirming rumors.  —  The restructuring is not a layoff.  —  Headcount at AOL media properties should remain the same, though some people may be replaced by others.
Discussion: The Wire
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Web Video Truce: Free Hulu Goes Away From Boxee, Replaced by Hulu Plus  —  The Hulu-Boxee war is over!  The terms of the truce: Boxee, which makes software that makes it easy to get Web video on TV, will remove links to Hulu's free service-but will give users the ability to use the Hulu Plus paid service.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
CEO Expects TV Networks To Block Boxee Box, Plans Payment Platform To Win Them Over
Discussion: Mediaite and Co.Design
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Telegraph to recruit multimedia staff following site redesign
Discussion: Crave, TVB and Editors Weblog
 Earlier Picks: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
When Good News Is Bad News: Google Reportedly Fires Raise Leaker
Michael Oneal / Chicago Breaking Business:
Tribune judge OKs more than $40M in bonuses
Discussion: Romenesko
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Lost and Heroes producers: Hollywood still trapped in the past
Jeff Israely / Nieman Journalism Lab:
An idea and a brand come together as Worldcrunch
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter Plus TV Creates “Social Viewing”
Discussion: WebNewser
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Sorkin talks Dealbook's changes and business journalism
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Media Week:
The Times and Sunday Times attract 75% of online audience from UK
Discussion: Guardian