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11:25 AM ET, November 30, 2010

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Richard Branson's iPad App: $2.99, Instructions Included.  You'll Need Them.  —  Richard Branson will hold a press conference in New York this morning to show off “Project,” his new iPad magazine app.  But since it's already live in Apple's iTunes store, there's really no need to wait.
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Video: Virgin's iPad Mag ‘Project’ Gets Animated, Coming Tuesday  —  Word reaches us that Virgin's virgin iPad-only magazine is Christened “Project” and is due to hit the tablet's iTunes Store at this link with a launch by Richard Branson in New York on Tuesday; price unknown.
Nick Rizzo / Capital New York:
Richard Branson unveils Jeff Bridges, cars, and fiddly things for Ipad  —  Virgin Group emperor Sir Richard Branson debuts his Ipad-exclusive magazine tomorrow.  What will it look like?  —  Well for starters, the “cover” (or is this called a homepage? or homescreen?) is about Jeff Bridges' coming Tron.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Chris / Project Magazine:
The beginning
Discussion: Monday Note
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Netflix Partner Says Comcast ‘Toll’ Threatens Online Video Delivery  —  Level 3 Communications, a central partner in the Netflix online movie service, accused Comcast on Monday of charging a new fee that puts Internet video companies at a competitive disadvantage.
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Level 3, Comcast in a Cat Fight Over Online Video  —  Updated: Level 3, the middle-mile Internet provider that recently signed up as a primary content delivery network for Netflix, has accused Comcast of violating the tenants of network neutrality.  Level 3, in a press statement …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Wants To Spill Your Corporate Secrets  —  In a rare interview, Assange tells Forbes that the release of Pentagon and State Department documents are just the beginning.  His next target: big business.  —  Early next year, Julian Assange says, a major American bank will suddenly find itself turned inside out.
Fast Company:
Inside the Wild, Wacky, Profitable World of Boing Boing  —  It's eccentric.  It's unprofessional.  And it makes money.  How four people who do exactly what they want run one of the most popular blogs on the planet.  —  Back in 1999, Mark Frauenfelder wrote an article about new web tools …
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Judge in Tribune Co. bankruptcy being pushed to his limits  —  Complexity of overseeing four restructuring plans creates what one participant calls ‘four-ring circus’  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — The judge in Tribune Co.'s nearly 2-year-old bankruptcy case struggled openly at a key hearing Monday …
Discussion: mediabistro.com and Romenesko
Financial Times:
Telegraph plans to charge for online content  —  Newspaper group is drawing up plans to charge for internet content next year, joining the likes of News International and the Financial Times that already charge for content
Discussion: One Man & His Blog
James M. Naughton / obit-mag.com:
A Death Notice for Obituaries?  —  Tom O'Meara was a close friend of our daughter Lara.  As he neared death at the too-soon age of 44 in Santa Monica, I remembered Tom had worked for years to develop electric cars for General Motors.  —  As Tom's condition grew dire, Lara went to visit him.
Liz Gannes / All Things Digital:
Twitter Gets a Hollywood Guy: Omid Ashtari [NetworkEffect]  —  Twitter has hired its first official liaison to the stars: Creative Artists Agency veteran Omid Ashtari.  His first day at the microblogging service was today.  —  Ashtari told me he is “going to be Twitter's L.A. person” …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Don Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
American Media Chapter 11 Financing Approved by Judge  —  American Media Inc., publisher of the National Enquirer and Star magazine, received court approval for the financing of its exit from bankruptcy.  —  U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn in New York said today at a hearing he would authorize …
David Glenn / CJR:
The Record Keeper  —  Carol Rosenberg owns the Guantánamo beat … On January 11, 2002, the first twenty detainees landed at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.  Their arrival was witnessed by a cluster of journalists who stood on a hill 400 yards from the runway.
Discussion: Romenesko
Bob Garfield / AdAge:
Why We Will All Live in ‘Curation Nation’  —  Somewhere Out There, Someone Is Creating Genius — How Will You Find It?  —  How did I learn about Failblog.org, the greatest endeavor in the history of mankind?  From my daughter.  —  How did I encounter Antoine Dodson?
CHRISTOPHER R. GRAHAM / The Morning News:
Nothing Is off the Record, Because I'm Not Coming Back  —  After 26 years writing Harper's Notebook, Lewis Lapham is packing up his pencil.  CHRISTOPHER R. GRAHAM talks with him about history, essays, and flocks of modern journalists.  —  Most interviews with Lewis Lapham employ …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Daily Kill Dossier: A Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches  —  ​As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad — The Daily — is on the way.  It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort.  As such, they're hiring or trying …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Emily Bell / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's iPad experiment is unlikely to succeed | Emily Bell
Discussion: New York Magazine
 
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