Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Liberty Exits IAC For Evite, Gifts.com And $220M In Cash - Diller Steps Down As CEO — Big move for Liberty Media, IAC and the latter's Barry Diller today. The former has exchanged its entire equity stake in the Internet holding company for a combination of assets and cash in a transaction intended to be tax-free to both companies.
Discussion: IAC - Media Room, Gawker, paidContent, New York Observer, FishbowlNY, MediaMemo, MinOnline, Deal Journal and SAI
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Barry Diller Steps Down as Head of IAC
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Post-Malone, Diller Moves Out Of CEO Role; Promotes IAC Vet Blatt
Ben Popper / New York Observer: Barry Diller Steps Down As CEO of IAC
Alex Alvarez / FishbowlNY: Barry Diller Stepping Down As IAC CEO
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Barry Diller and John Malone Complete Their Divorce
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Diller steps down as IAC CEO, Malone swaps stake for cash — (Reuters) - Barry Diller is stepping down as chief executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp, the company said, adding it had bought out one of its largest shareholders, John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. — IAC said on Thursday Liberty …
Discussion: New York Observer, The Wrap, CNET News, New York Magazine and The Huffington Post
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Greg Blatt and the Newsweek Beast: A Perfect Match?
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: BREAKING: Barry Diller Out as CEO at IAC
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: IAC shakeup: Diller steps down, Liberty buys out
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Barry Diller Steps Down as CEO of IAC
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Barry Diller Steps Down As IAC CEO
The new Gawker Media — Gawker Media's big company-wide redesign, a year in the making, will finally come out of beta on January 3. It will the biggest event in Gawker Media history, for all three arms of the company—editorial, sales, and technology. It's a concerted attempt for Gawker Media …
Discussion: The Wire, John Gapper's Business Blog, The Wrap, New York Magazine, PSFK, Guardian and The Awl
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Nick Denton Explains Why Gawker's Killing its Blogs
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: So a Couple of Things Are Happening to Gawker Media
Kyana Gordon / PSFK: The New Gawker Evolves Beyond The Blog Format
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Nick Denton: how Gawker's blogging has evolved
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Can You Name That Media Company?
Gawker Is A Blog. Just Like Twitter.
Gawker Is A Blog. Just Like Twitter.
Discussion: Stowe Boyd and Bits, more at Techmeme »
Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York Section Profitable, CEO Hinton Says — The two-year-old Wall Street Journal weekend magazine and the newspaper's daily New York City section are profitable, according to Les Hinton, chief executive officer of News Corp.'s Dow Jones division.
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Journalism is in hour of ‘grave peril,’ says top government regulator — Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps is taking aim at the state of television news, which he says is “in its hour of grave peril.” In both an interview with BBC World News America that airs Wednesday …
Discussion: Mediaite, Multichannel and Money & Company
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: FCC Commissioner Tells BBC: “American Media Has A Bad Case Of Substance Abuse”
John Eggerton / Multichannel: Copps: Media Has ‘Bad Case of Substance Abuse’
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Open to New Investors for Global Expansion — Hulu LLC wants to expand its online video service internationally and would be willing to take on new investors to help it do so, Jason Kilar, its chief executive, said in an interview Wednesday. — Mr. Kilar said there is an “unmet need” …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, WatchingTV Online and GigaOM
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Hulu Looks to Expand Outside the US
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Vid-Biz: Hulu Expansion, FCC TV Spectrum, MLB Mobile
New York Times:
F.T.C. Backs Plan to Honor Privacy of Online Users — WASHINGTON — Signaling a sea change in the debate over Internet privacy, the government's top consumer protection agency on Wednesday advocated a plan that would let consumers choose whether they want their Internet browsing and buying habits monitored.
Discussion: GigaOM, New York Times, Fast Company, the Econsultancy blog, Free Press, Federal Trade Commission, The Not-So Private Parts, Technology Liberation Front, Search Engine Land, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, paidContent, CNBC, Shelly Palmer Digital Living and The Consumerist, more at Techmeme »
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: FTC: Privacy Self-Regulation Not Enough, “Do Not Track” Needed
Riva Richmond / New York Times: What if There Was a Do-Not-Track List for Online Browsing?
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: The FTC's Do Not Track proposal: useless, harmful or both?
Peter Kaplan / Federal Trade Commission: FTC Staff Issues Privacy Report Offers Framework for Consumers …
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: Brief Takeaways — and a Pretty Diagram — from the FTC's Online …
Adam Thierer / Technology Liberation Front: FTC Endorses “Do Not Track” Information Control Regime for the Internet
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Do Not Track: FTC Proposes Sweeping New Framework For Consumer Privacy Protection
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Federal regulators call for Do Not Track option for consumers …
Amanda Peters / Shelly Palmer Digital Living: F.T.C. Unveils “Do-Not-Track” Proposal
Chris Morran / The Consumerist: FTC Proposes “Do Not Track” Option For Web Browsing
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Officially Launches Ads You Can Skip — Yep, you read that right. Today, YouTube is officially launching TrueView, a new ad format that lets users skip over ads they aren't interested in — and advertisers are actually okay with it. — It's a new format that YouTube has been testing …
Discussion: GigaOM, SAI and WatchingTV Online
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: YouTube's Skippable Ads Go Live
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
BBC Plans Subscription-Only U.S. iPlayer On iPad — This is huge. The BBC will launch the long-awaited global version of its iPlayer TV catch-up service on a subscription-only basis, and initially only on iPad. — The service, carrying BBC shows like Doctor Who on-demand …
Discussion: Guardian, AppleInsider, MacStories, The Next Web, THINQ.co.uk, App Advice, techeblog.com, MacNN, PC Pro, SlashGear, Gizmodo, Electricpig.co.uk, Financial Times, Engadget and TUAW, more at Techmeme »
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: BBC to launch global subscription TV app for iPad
Federico Viticci / MacStories: BBC: Subscription-based iPlayer for iPad Coming Next Year
Barry Collins / PC Pro: BBC iPlayer to go global on the iPad
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: BBC iPlayer US iPad subscription incoming
Dave Caolo / TUAW: BBC to launch subscription iPad player in the US
David Carr / New York Times:
Best Media Apps for the iPad — The historical media verticals of radio, television, print and Web evaporate inside the frame of an iPad — it's all just content, backlighted and inviting, waiting for the swipe of a finger. Long-form narrative and news has found a reliable wing man in the iPad.
Texterity and Wonderfactory Offer Mag Apps for Everyone Else — As any of the major magazine publishers who have built their own iPad magazine apps from scratch will admit, this is not a cheap, quick and easy process. Hearst may be able to open an App Lab and Condé Nast may have the pockets …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Moe Tkacik / Washington City Paper:
Betsy Rothstein's Fisbowl D.C. is the Gossip Column the Beltway Media Deserves — Sure, some people hate her. But there's a good chance they hate themselves, too. — After 13 years in the District, Betsy Rothstein quietly quit her job as a features editor and gossip columnist …
Jxpaton / Digital First:
John Paton's Dec. 2 Presentation at INMA Transformation of News Summit in Cambridge, Mass. — The Journal Register Company - the Company I took over in February of this year - could be the poster child for what ails the US newspaper industry. — The company counts its products in the hundreds.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oprah Network Denies Talks with Outgoing CBS Exec — Oprah Winfrey's cable venture denied a report on Wednesday that it was in talks to hire Terry Wood, a television guru who groomed Phil McGraw, Rachael Ray and other stars of syndication. — “Absolutely not true,” Christina Norman …
Discussion: Mediaite, B&C, The Wrap and New York Post
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: (Updated) Oprah Hiring Top CBS Exec? OWN Network Says No.
Paige Albiniak / B&C: Reports that Wood will go to OWN premature
Michael Shain / New York Post: Oprah's headache — Tweet — Oprah Winfrey is shaking …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Publishers Pile Into Flipboard For Ad Test — OMD Delivers Marketers Like Pepsi and Infiniti for Test of iPad Social News Reader — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Flipboard, an iPad app that turns shared links on the web into a beautiful digital magazine, is out to prove it's got a business model too …
Discussion: GigaOM, paidContent, Business Week and ReadWriteWeb, more at Techmeme »
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Flipboard Tries To Deliver Magazine Promise With New Looks For Media, Ads
Brad Stone / Business Week: Media Dinosaurs Adapt to the iPad Age
Celia McGee / New York Times:
Once an Editor, Now the Subject — IT doesn't really matter whether Serendipity, the restaurant on East 60th Street in Manhattan, was already serving footlong hot dogs in 1975, or its frozen hot chocolate. Neither Nan Talese nor Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis would have ordered them anyway.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
‘Objective’ journalism is over. Let's move on. — It's time to retire the difficult-to-achieve and impossible-to-defend conceit that journalists are now, or ever were, objective. — Let's replace this threadbare notion with a realistic and credible standard of transparency …
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Google: Actually, News Sites Helped Promote Bad Online Merchant — In response to the disturbing New York Times article about an online merchant, Decor My Eyes, who apparently thrives on actively dissatisfying customers in order to drum up web chatter and make his site more prominent …
Discussion: New York Times, Guardian, Online Journalism Blog and New York Observer, more at Techmeme »
David Segal / New York Times: Google Acts to Demote Distasteful Web Sellers
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Google tweaks algorithms to suppress retailers who profit from bad reputation
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer: Google Changes Search Algorithm To Stop Rewarding Brooklyn Scammer
Steve Buttry / TBD All News:
TBD halting ad sales in network — TBD told members of its community network late Tuesday that it will stop serving ads on member blogs and websites, effective today. — In an email message to network members who had agreed to accept advertising sold by TBD, we said:
Discussion: Lost Remote and paidContent
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: TBD.com halts ad sales on partner blogs
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Robo-Journalism Site Founder: I Expected a Bigger Backlash — “What? I'm totally a journalist.” Image by jopemoro via Flickr — On Monday, I wrote about StatSheet, a company that uses software to process sports scores and related data into news stories on a constellation of fan sites.
Joe Grimm / Poynter: How to be in the right place at the right time
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
State-run papers from China and Russia buy convincing advertorial sections on the WaPo's website — Clicking around the Washington Post, you stumble onto the types of stories you'd expect a national newspaper to cover, like “Judges free homeowners from foreclosure mess” or “Obama reaches out in Indonesia.”
Discussion: Media Week, Press Gazette and New York Observer
TIME Exclusive: Full Transcript/Audio of Julian Assange Interview — RICHARD STENGEL: Hi, Mr. Assange, it's Rick Stengel. I'm the editor of TIME magazine, and thank you for joining us this evening. — JULIAN ASSANGE: You're welcome. — So sorry about the technical difficulties, but I'm sure it's something you're used to.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Ross Douthat, News: News blog, Guardian, Democracy in America, The Wire, Vanity Fair, newsfeed.time.com and Swampland, more at Techmeme »
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Lieberman pressures Amazon to drop WikiLeaks
Matthew Weaver / News: News blog: WikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian: WikiLeaks website pulled by Amazon after US political pressure
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair: Ecuador Was Not Serious, Julian Assange
Michael Scherer / Swampland: Re: The Full Julian Assange Interview
Maureen Morrison / AdAge:
Effective IPad Ads Are Clean, Simple and Provoke Emotion, Study Shows — Research Examines Visual Attention, Accessibility and Propulsion — Mike Haggerty and Betsy Frank discuss the iPad magazine app study at Ad Age's ME* Conference. — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — When it comes to ads on the iPad …
Discussion: CNET News, AdFreak, ClickZ, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Poynter and NewscastStudio Blog
Luke Westaway / CNET News: BBC's iPlayer heading overseas on the iPad
David Kiefaber / AdFreak: Steven Seagal beefs up Australian beer ads
Jack Marshall / ClickZ: YouTube Launches Skippable and User-Selected Video Ads
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: Tablet ads must be engaging, easy to use