Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Dan Abrams Plans 3 Web Sites — After a successful run with his Web sites that cover media, sports, gossip and technology, Dan Abrams, perhaps best known not as an Internet entrepreneur but as an MSNBC personality, is expanding. — Mr. Abrams will start three online properties early next year …
Discussion: On Media's Blog and Poynter
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Dan Abrams expanding online empire
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Mediaite.com founder Abrams to add three sites in 2011
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Exclusive: AOL mulls breakup, then merger with Yahoo — (Reuters) - AOL Inc, undergoing a radical transformation into the king of content on the Internet, is actively exploring a breakup involving a complicated series of transactions that may lead to a merger with Yahoo Inc, sources close to the plans told Reuters.
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: AOL Wants To Merge With Yahoo And Spin Off Its Dialup Business
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Report: AOL considering breakup followed by merger with Yahoo
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Yet another rumor of AOL split, Yahoo merger
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: AOL & Yahoo Plan Merger? Building an “Exclusive” on...Well, Nothing Actually
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: YAOLhoo: Two Rocks Do Not Float Better Than One
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: AOL Scheming To Sell Itself To Yahoo?
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Does anyone want to tell Yahoo that AOL wants to merge with it?
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: AOL to split, then join forces with Yahoo?
Allie Townsend / Techland: AOL Plans Merger With Yahoo
Stephanie Vallejo / New York Magazine: AOL Considers Plan to Break Up Operations and Seek Merger With Yahoo
Wikileaks and the Long Haul — Like a lot of people, I am conflicted about Wikileaks. — Citizens of a functioning democracy must be able to know what the state is saying and doing in our name, to engage in what Pierre Rosanvallon calls “counter-democracy"*, the democracy …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Threat Level, Whimsley, mathewingram.com/work, Boing Boing and The Huffington Post
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Some news outlets stop dubbing WikiLeaks a ‘whistleblower’
Glenn Fleishman / Boing Boing: Clay Shirky's Nuanced Position on WikiLeaks
Jeff Jarvis / The Huffington Post: Transparency: the new source of power
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
How Mark Zuckerberg Fooled ‘60 Minutes’ — Leave it to 60 Minutes to pass off Facebook's utterly meaningless redesign of the site's profile pages as some kind of “exclusive” worth leading a segment on the company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg. It's not just that correspondent Lesley Stahl …
Jay Yarow / The Wire: Mark Zuckerberg Rocked On 60 Minutes (And The Winklevosses Looked, Well, Pathetic)
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Zuckerberg on 60 Minutes: the toddler CEO keeps his cool in the hot seat
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: A tense look at Facebook on ‘60 Minutes’
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu Orders Up a New Bite-Size Show. It's Going to Taste a Lot Like “Talk Soup.” — Hulu is a great place to see shows that just ran on TV. Is it a good place to see Internet shows that talk about shows that just ran on TV? — Stay tuned! — Plans are underway for a Hulu …
Discussion: Mediaite, Mixed Media, mediabistro.com, Fast Company and The Next Web
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: The New Networks: Netflix, iTunes and Hulu
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Hulu's Original TV Recap Show Hints At the End of Programming As You Know It
Amy Larocca / New York Magazine:
Planet Monocle — Tyler Brûlé ushered in a design revolution with Wallpaper magazine. His new global media strategy is equally rarefied, and only occasionally ridiculous. Listen to him for a while, and the world seems positively aglow with possibility.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Das Krapital
Moe Tkacik / Das Krapital: Tyler Brûlé Can Definitely Think Of A Few Ways …
David Carr / New York Times:
To Beat ‘Today,’ Look to Tomorrow — When a sports team loses long enough, fans get restless and soon enough, the coach ends up getting the gate. After all, you can't fire the whole team, right? — Unless you work in television. Last week, every single member of the perennially last place “Early Show” on CBS was shown the door.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and TVNewser
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Carr Criticizes New Lineup
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: David Carr: Anchor Changes at the ‘Early Show’ …
Abraham Murray / The Official Google Blog:
Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices — Today is the first page in a new chapter of our mission to improve access to the cultural and educational treasures we know as books. Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore.
Discussion: GigaOM, IndieBound, The Wrap, paidContent, New York Times, New York Observer, Ars Technica, Wall Street Journal, MacStories, TechCrunch, MediaMemo, Switched, VentureBeat, Kindle Review, Engadget, Faster Forward, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, App Advice, Publishing Perspectives, Jacket Copy and SAI, more at Techmeme »
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Google's New Bookstore Cracks Open the E-book Market
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Google Launches E-Book Store With 3 Million Titles
David Kaplan / paidContent: Google eBookstore Finally Opens For Business
Julie Bosman / New York Times: Google Opens Doors to E-Bookstore
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer: The Anarchist's Bookstore — Google's eBooks initiative debuted today …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Google launches eBookstore with choice of sellers and devices
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Official Google Books iOS App Goes Live
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Google eBooks: E-Reading Takes To The Cloud
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Another eBook Store? Yep! But This One's From Google.
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Sweet Gingerbread: Android 2.3 Delivers a Better Keyboard and More Gaming
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Google launches ebook store with world's largest library of titles
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: Google launches e-book store
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google eBookstore Goes Live with 3 Million Titles
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Google Launches Its Own E-Book Store & Dedicated Universal iOS App
Hannah Johnson / Publishing Perspectives: Will Google eBooks Save Indie Booksellers?
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy: Google launches its eBooks store
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Google Opens Its eBook Store
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
ESPN Says Study Shows Little Effort to Cut Cable — Seeking to understand the cutting of cable cords, ESPN has waded into the Nielsen Company's audience sample and concluded that the cancellations are currently a “very minor” phenomenon. — The sports network's study provides a new answer …
Discussion: Online Video News, The Next Web, Techland and Company Town
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News: ESPN, using Nielsen data, says cord-cutting is a ‘very minor’ nuisance
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: ESPN: Only 0.11% of cable subscribers really cut the cord last quarter
Michelle Castillo / Techland: ESPN: People Aren't Ditching Cable For Streaming TV
Wall Street Journal:
No Longer Tiny, Netflix Gets Respect—and Creates Fear — As Rivals Look to Counter Its Online Movie-Streaming Service, Hollywood Cautiously Cuts Deals to Provide Some Content — After years as a bit player in entertainment, Netflix Inc. is being eyed for a new role by Hollywood: industry hulk.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, Tech Trader Daily, Engadget, DSLreports and SAI, more at Techmeme »
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Amazon Working on Rival to Netflix Streaming-Only Subscription Service
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Watch Out, Netflix: Vizio, OnLive Might Stream As Well
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: This Morning: Netflix's Advance, AOL's Plans
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Amazon Working On A Subscription Video Package Like Netflix Streaming
Alex Hillman / dangerouslyawesome:
Fear and Loathing in Phoenix - My 48 Hour Binge Experience at NewsFoo — I'm coming down from a 48 hour binge. Not one fueled by two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers …
Discussion: krochmal's posterous and Timetric Blog
Andrew Walkingshaw / Timetric Blog: Ignite NewsFoo: The Back of an Envelope
Lucia Moses / Brandweek:
Apps as Money Pit — Magazine publishers are pouring money into apps, seduced by the notion that tablet computers can open a new avenue to make money from their content. But will they ever make it back? Certainly not in the near term and, perhaps, never.
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Exclusive: Dexter Filkins Poached by The New Yorker — Dexter Filkins, a star war correspondent for The New York Times, is heading to The New Yorker, a person familiar with the situation tells The Observer. — Mr. Filkins, who is in Istanbul today, declined to discuss the move, which he has been considering for two months.
Discussion: WWD, The Huffington Post and Gawker
John Koblin / WWD: Dexter Filkins Leaves The New York Times for The New Yorker
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Dexter Filkins to The New Yorker
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Cosmo Sets Sights on Mongolia — Coming to a newsstand most likely not near you: Cosmo Mongolia. — Cosmopolitan, which has been helping women all over the world unlock the secrets to better sex, tighter tushes and the enigmatic male psyche for four decades, will begin to sell a Mongolia edition this week.
Discussion: New York Observer and New York Magazine
Stephanie Vallejo / New York Magazine: Cosmo Launches Another International Edition, Lives Up to Technical …