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1:40 PM ET, December 17, 2010


 Top News: 
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.
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.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Can't Dent iTunes  —  On the day Apple Inc. rolled out the Beatles' catalog on its iTunes Store, 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.
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
Jason Kilar Exclusive: Hulu's $260m 2010 revenue  —  I sat down with Hulu CEO in an exclusive interview and he shared some new stats on Hulu's growth.  The streaming video service will generate $260 million in revenues this year.  —  Just a month ago the company said it would hit $240 million …
Discussion: SAI
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Vevo (Finally) Launches Free iPad App  —  Marks first time thousands of music videos will be available on device  —  At long last, Bieber Fever has made its way onto the iPad.  —  Today (Dec. 15), Vevo has launched a free application for the iPad, marking the first time thousands …
Discussion: MediaPost
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.”
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 …
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.
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.”
Discussion: Bloomberg
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: The Fix, Guardian and New York Observer
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
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
Rachel McAthy /
newsrw: Guardian launches new data journalism site  —  Tweet  —  The Guardian has launched a new data journalism and visualisation website to showcase the title's own work in this area as well as external examples.  —  The new site, announced by datablog/datastore editor Simon Rogers …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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 …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
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 …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google News Adds “Follow News” Button, Easy Way To Customize Home Page  —  Google News has quietly added a new button that allows you to easily bookmark frequent searches and create custom sections within your personalized Google News home page.  —  The New “Follow News” Button
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 …
Ali O'Rourke /
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).
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