Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Rupert Murdoch's “Daily” iPad Newspaper Set for January Launch — Want to get a gander at “the Daily,” Rupert Murdoch's much-discussed but still sorta-secret iPad newspaper? Wait a month. — News Corp. plans to launch the publication the week of January 17, multiple sources tell me.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, The Wire, Guardian, New York Observer, FishbowlNY, Fortune, iGadgetsReport, Erictric, BGR, everythingiCafe, MacStories, The Next Web, Electronista, On Media's Blog and TUAW
Dan Frommer / The Wire: Steve Jobs “May Or May Not” Help Rupert Murdoch Launch “The Daily” iPad Newspaper
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: January 17 is The Daily's Due Date!
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Daily Reportedly Launching January 17th
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Rupert Murdoch's The (iPad) Daily gets a launch date - sort of
Eric Calouro / Erictric: iPad's ‘Daily’ Newspaper Arriving on the Week of January 17
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: ‘The Daily’ iPad newspaper to launch in January
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Murdoch's iPad Paper “Daily” Set For January 17?
Federico Viticci / MacStories: The Daily Coming In January with iTunes App Subscriptions?
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Rupert Murdoch's “The Daily” Set To Launch January 17th
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: The Daily to launch in January
Dave Caolo / TUAW: “Daily” iPad newspaper to launch January 17
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
EU extends Google investigation to news and mapping — Last month the European Union began a major investigation into accusations that Google was deliberately demoting search results for competing services. Now The New York Times reports that the investigation is to be broadened even further …
James Kanter / New York Times:
E.U. Deepens Investigation Into Google — BRUSSELS — European Union authorities have broadened their investigation of Google by accepting two complaints from Germany, one involving a powerful group of newspaper and magazine publishers and the other, a mapping company, officials said on Friday.
Discussion: GigaOM, Post Tech, The Register and Tech Report
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Google Fights Growing Battle Over “Search Neutrality”
Hayley Tsukayama / Post Tech: The Circuit: Google faces EU, privacy board appointments …
John Moe / Tech Report: EU investigation of Google deepens
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Can't Dent iTunes — On the day Apple Inc. rolled out the Beatles' catalog on its iTunes Store, Amazon.com Inc. fired back with a digital exclusive of its own: The latest album from rap-rocker Kid Rock—whose music still isn't available on iTunes—for just $3.99.
Discussion: Beyond Search, The Next Web, hypebot and Electronista, more at Techmeme »
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Price Cutting: An Online Mystery
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Apple dominates US digital music market with 66.2% share
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: iTunes Dominance Of Digital Music Growing
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Flipboard's Mike McCue: Web format has ‘contaminated’ online journalism — Flipboard, the social magazine app for the iPad, seems to be having a flipping good run. — Last week, the famously design-conscious Apple Inc. named Flipboard its App of the Year.
Discussion: newsplexer, eMedia Vitals, Gadget Lab and TeleRead
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: How Flipboard Turned Web Noise Into iPad Gold
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Flipboard adds Google Reader, Flickr display capabilities
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN Fills the Gap Between King and Morgan — CNN has a month of time to fill between Larry King's last day and the first day for his replacement, Piers Morgan. Mr. King's final edition of “Larry King Live” will be broadcast on Thursday. — Here's the plan after that point …
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Wire, TVNewser, Tuned In, Observer, The Wrap, Yahoo! News, Mediaite, AOL News, Media News International, Chickaboomer and Inside Cable News
Ujala Sehgal / The Wire: “Would Someone Please Wake Larry?” …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: What's Next For Larry King?
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Larry King Steps Away From the Big Microphone
Gail Shister / The Wrap: I Come Not to Bury Larry King, But to Praise Him
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: An emotional ‘so long’ for Larry King
Marty / Chickaboomer: Larry: Not Fade Away
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The Huffington Post Hits Record 26 Million Unique Visitors in November, Now Ranked Number Two “Newspaper,” comScore — The Huffington Post has registered 26 million unique monthly visitors in the United States, a record for the site, according the comScore November data for the “Newspaper Sites.”
John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: Jumping Ship... Sims Card... Moving On Up... JUMPING SHIP: Maybe a year ago the media world would have been surprised to see the Sunday New York Times business editor leave the paper and head to The Huffington Post. But the announcement on Thursday that Tim O'Brien is going to work …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
The Huffington Post hires NYT's Sunday Business editor
The Huffington Post hires NYT's Sunday Business editor
Discussion: Slate, mediabistro.com, Poynter, New York Observer, On Media's Blog and Gawker
Tom Scocca / Slate: Nobody in Journalism Has a Career Plan Anymore
Alex Alvarez / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 12.17.10
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: WWD's Rosen named Newsday managing editor
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: HuffPo Poaches Times Editor Tim O'Brien
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: NYT's O'Brien jumps to HuffPo
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: NYT Has ‘Fingers Crossed’ Its Sunday Biz Editor Won't Leave for HuffPo
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Meredith Launches Video Network For Women — As video presents ever-greater ad opportunities online, Meredith Corporation on Wednesday launched its own female-focused video network. — The network includes video from Meredith brands Parents, Family Circle, More and Fitness, among other properties.
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner and FishbowlNY
Google Drive for TV Dominance Meets Reality as CBS, Fox Block Top Programs — Google Inc.'s drive to bring the Internet to living-room TVs and generate fresh advertising sales is being threatened by the failure to obtain popular shows such as “Glee” and “NCIS.”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Foursquare For Websites OneTrueFan Launches In Beta, Opens Up To Publishers — We wrote about the Foursquare for websites OneTrueFan, at the startup's launch at TechCrunch Disrupt in September. After three months in Alpha, OneTrueFan is opening its doors and launching in beta.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Jennifer Weil / WWD Media Headlines:
Carine Roitfeld to Depart French Vogue — PARIS —Carine Roitfeld has decided to step down as editor in chief of French Vogue. After 10 years at the helm of the magazine, she has opted to focus on personal projects. Her departure will take place in a few weeks. — For complete coverage, see Monday's WWD.
Discussion: Guardian, New York Observer and The Fix
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Carine Roitfeld to leave French Vogue
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Carine Roitfeld Says Au Revoir to Conde Nast
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
The Times for sale: who wants it and who benefits — Selling the Times and Sunday Times is an idea with currency in some circles - which shows just how the game of media power politics is being played out — This morning we speculated on why the Barclay family might be joining the objectors …
Terry Jones / O'Reilly Radar:
The future of publishing is writable — Publication of information obviously includes traditional media, such as books, newspapers, magazines, music, and video. But we can generalize considerably to include blogs, tagging (e.g., Delicious, Flickr), commenting systems, Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace.
Dana Gage / Tribune Media Services:
Tribune Media Services Acquires Internet Video Search and Indexing Company, CastTV — Tribune Media Services (TMS), a leading provider of entertainment information databases, announced today that it has acquired CastTV, a leader in video search, indexing and data technologies for discovering TV shows …
Discussion: NetworkEffect, NetNewsCheck Latest, MediaPost, paidContent, GigaOM and TechCrunch
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Tribune Media Services Acquires Video Search Company CastTV
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Tribune Media Services Buys Video Search Engine CastTV
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Vid-Biz: Comcast NBC, comScore Video Metrix, Cablevision
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Tribune Media Buys Video Search Engine CastTV
Alan Patrick / broadstuff:
Paid-For News Will Win Out (Today the Tablet....) — (From Broadsight's ever-thoughtful Paul Lancefield) — Last week I got the new Sunday Times app on the iPad. The subscription is £2 per week for six days of The Times and the Sunday Times, as you would expect, on Sunday.
Ali O'Rourke / exchanges.nyx.com:
Is Bloomberg smarter than you? — Here's the scenario: It's earnings day and the IRO is gearing up to publish the company's release and start the conference call. The company's tech team gets an early copy of the release and in preparation, sets it up with its own secret URL (to be revealed in the press release).
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Experts: Charging WikiLeaks could erode freedom of the press — Charging WikiLeaks for releasing classified government materials may lead to similar prosecutions against media companies that publish state secrets, according to legal experts at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.