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3:45 PM ET, December 29, 2010

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John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: iPad Magazine Sales Drop  —  Remember when Wired's debut issue for the iPad sold more than 100,000 times in June?  It looks like it will be a while before that type of performance is seen again.  Digital sales dropped toward the end of 2010 for all the magazines that make those figures available …
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Magazines Are At War With Their Own iPad Apps
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Wired's refusal to release or comment on the Manning chat logs  —  Last night, Wired posted a two-part response to my criticisms of its conduct in reporting on the arrest of PFC Bradley Manning and the key role played in that arrest by Adrian Lamo.  I wrote about this topic twice — first back in June and then again last Sunday.
Discussion: p2pnet and Firedoglake
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:   Response to Wired's accusations
Floyd Abrams / Wall Street Journal:
Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers  —  Everyone knows that Daniel Ellsberg leaked top-secret government documents about the Vietnam War.  How many remember the ones he kept secret, or why?  —  In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg decided to make available to the New York Times …
Discussion: Poynter and On Media's Blog
the nytpicker:
NBC's Brian Williams Declares NYT's “Discovery” of Brooklyn As Media Story Of 2010.  “It's Like Marrakesh,” He Says.  —  NBC News anchorman Brian Williams has declared the NYT's “discovery of Brooklyn” as the media story of 2010.  —  “There are young men and women wearing ironic glass frames on the streets …
Discussion: Gothamist
David Weigel / Weigel:
Judith Miller Joins Newsmax  —  The New York Times reporter who quit the paper in 2005 — a casualty of the Valerie Plame scandal and a target of attacks on her pre-war reporting about Iraq's weapons programs — has a job in print journalism again.  She's a contributing writer at Newsmax …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Media iPad Apps  —  I know that year-end “best of” lists are everywhere this week and the next, but since I've been downloading and trying out almost every media-related iPad app I can get my hands on since the tablet was first released, I thought the end of 2010 …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Gawker was ‘hacked six months ago’  —  Server was cracked using ‘local file inclusion’ weakness and hacking group then worked through system to access passwords and source code, sources say … Hackers had access to the gossip site Gawker's content management system (CMS) …
Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center:
“Show me the document!” should be the newsroom rule  —  On Dec. 20, the FCC passed its Open Internet Order—a high-profile rulemaking that tackles the highly controversial issue of net neutrality.  The day before this vote, I began researching my mobile blog post for CNN.com about the rule.
Kevin Ding / Lakers blog:
ESPNEWS plagiarizes my Lakers column  —  Hey, Will Selva of ESPNEWS.  Glad you liked my last column so much.  Try not to plagiarize it next time.  —  I got back to my hotel room late Tuesday night after the Lakers-Spurs game and turned on ESPNEWS' “Highlight Express” show.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Sinclair and Time Warner in Fight Over Fees  —  The new year seemingly can't come without a fight over the fees paid for television programming.  —  Last year there was an end-of-the-year dispute between Time Warner Cable and News Corporation.  This year Time Warner Cable is fighting again …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Q: What Does Quora Mean For The Future Of Blogging?  A: Business As Usual  —  As many of you have noticed, we (and by “we”, I mainly mean “me") have been using Quora a lot as a source of inspiration for story ideas.  Some people seem to think this is a great idea.
 
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Sports Illustrated:
Media Awards for 2010  —  Honoring best, worst from TV, radio, print, online
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Nick Robins-Early / The Guardian:
Insurer Parametrix estimates that the global outage sparked by CrowdStrike's faulty update will cost US Fortune 500 companies, excluding Microsoft, $5.4B

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Microsoft unveils Bing generative search, which shows AI-generated answers with the sources used to create them, currently available to a small subset of users

Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
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