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2:20 PM ET, November 29, 2010


 Top News: 
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Reading ‘The Daily’  —  The most interesting thing about Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper is what won't be in its opinion section.  —  Newspapers are the business Rupert Murdoch loves most—and now he's betting their future on an app.  Early next year, he will launch The Daily, the first newspaper produced exclusively for the iPad.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Key Success Factors for a tablet-only “paper”  —  Can it fly?  Last week, Rupert Murdoch announced he was plotting a tablet-only newspaper.  Or rather, an iPad-only paper — at first; other tablets would follow.  The Daily, as it is to be called (how modest and innovative) …
Emily Bell / Guardian:   Rupert Murdoch's iPad experiment is unlikely to succeed | Emily Bell
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Guardian editor says they gave cables to the NY Times  —  New York Times editors said Sunday that although the paper's reporters had been digging through WikiLeaks trove of 250,000 State Department cables for “several weeks,” the online whistleblower wasn't the source of the documents.
Simon Jenkins / Guardian:
US embassy cables: The job of the media is not to protect the powerful from embarrassment |  Simon Jenkins  —  It is for governments - not journalists - to guard public secrets, and there is no national jeopardy in WikiLeaks' revelations  —  Is it justified?
New York Times:
A Note to Readers: The Decision to Publish Diplomatic Documents
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
How Twitter Scooped Wikileaks (Updated)
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Microsoft in talks for new TV service: sources  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has held talks with media companies to license TV networks for a new online pay-television subscription service through devices such as its Xbox video game console, two people familiar with the plans told Reuters.
David Carr / New York Times:
A Media False Alarm Over the T.S.A.  —  If a squadron of mad scientists surrounded by supercomputers gathered in a laboratory to try to conjure a single news topic that would blow up large, they could not touch the T.S.A. pat-down story.  —  It began with a Drudge Report link to a video …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Salon Opens Parlor to Possible Partner  — is exploring opportunities to merge with or be acquired by another media company, an acknowledgment of the perilous economics of running a free-standing online news organization.  —  The site was a pioneer in online news …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In Magazine World, a New Crop of Chiefs  —  For the magazine business, 2011 will be a year to watch — and not just because it could hold answers to lingering questions about the financial health of the industry.  —  Next year will be the first in a decade and a half that the four largest …
Discussion: The Fix and Canadian Magazines
Dorian Benkoil / Poynter Online:
Geo-Location Services Provide New Opportunities for News  —  Knowing where someone is as they consume media can be a powerful tool in the hands of a journalist, publisher or advertiser.  —  And as use of GPS-equipped mobile devices has grown, so has interest in and competition …
Discussion: GigaOM and VIRALBLOG.COM
Sam Thielman / Variety:
Networks grapple with Hulu ad sales  —  Aud measurement also a question for online viewing  —  Hulu is facing competition from the likes of Google TV and a new streaming-only subscription service from Netflix, but one of its bigger challenges may be growing pains felt within its group of owners.
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Ben Silverman Refocused With Electus  —  String of Web video wins has exec back on base  —  The guy who moved Leno to 10 o'clock and put a Val Kilmer-voiced Knight Rider on the air is bringing credibility to Web video.  —  Ben Silverman's Electus, formed last year following the executive's …
Discussion: MediaPost
Ann Blair / Boston Globe:
Information overload, the early years  —  Five centuries years ago, a new technology swamped the world with data.  What we can learn from the aftermath.  —  Worry about information overload has become one of the drumbeats of our time.  The world's books are being digitized …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of eight-percent reach  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  We'll all familiar with the chaos of the moment.
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

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