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5:45 PM ET, December 30, 2010

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Felix Salmon:
The evanescence of Twitter debates  —  Rob Beschizza has a very good post on the dynamics of the spat between Wired.com and Glenn Greenwald.  For an excellent overview of the fight and what it's about, I recommend Blake Hounshell.  But Rob picks up on something else:
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Blake Hounshell / FP Passport:
The curious case of Glenn Greenwald vs. Wired magazine  —  I love a good blog fight as much as anyone, but after reading several thousand words of accusations and counter accusations being slung between Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald and Wired's Evan Hansen and Kevin Poulsen …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
News.me, Betaworks & NYT's Stealthy Social News Project, Starts Accepting Invite Requests  —  News.me, the stealthy social news project being developed by Betaworks in conjunction with The New York Times, has just started accepting invite requests.  As part of the partnership deal …
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Pew: Two-Thirds of Web Users Buy Online Content  —  The paid-content model made a comeback of sorts in 2010 as newspapers, broadcasters and other types of media companies started or resumed charging fees for access to their Internet and mobile offerings.  The New York Times in January …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Parsing Pew: What The Latest Online Content Buying Numbers Really Say
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
How to rescue magazine sales on iPad  —  It is no surprise that magazine sales on the iPad have fallen since the summer, as the novelty of pawing through a publication on the new toy wore off.  —  In the most extreme case of fatigue, Wired sold 100,000 copies of the first issue it put …
Discussion: SAI, GigaOM and MarketingVOX
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
If an App Is Your Content Strategy, You Are Doomed
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and The Consumerist
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Court To AFP: Pics Aren't Free Just Because They're On Twitter  —  Updated with comment from Agence France-Pressse attorney.  —  Agence France-Presse stunned the Twitter-sphere last month when the wire service defended itself against a copyright claim brought by Daniel Morel …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Lost Remote
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Venkat / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Court Rejects Agence France-Presse's Attempt to Claim License …
Discussion: New York Observer
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Online Ad Revenue to Grow 10% in 2011, S&P Predicts  —  Online advertising revenue and online retail spending will both grow by 10% in 2011, according to the latest forecast from S&P Equity Research, which also issued predictions about major players and the industry as a whole — not all of them rosy.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Evan Williams: The Challenges of a Web of Infinite Info  —  Evan Williams and I have known each other for a long time.  From a struggling entrepreneur who started Blogger, to a successful founder who got liberal funding for his podcasting start-up Odeo, to the accidental launch of Twitter …
Discussion: A VC, Marx Layne and ReadWriteWeb
Milton Kent / Fanhouse NBA Blog:
ESPNEWS Anchor Will Selva Suspended for Plagiarism  —  Text SizeAAA  —  An ESPNEWS anchor has been suspended for an indefinite period for lifting portions of a newspaper column and using them in a script without attributing where the passage originated.  —  Will Selva, an anchor at ESPN …
Business Wire:
WPP Digital acquires Blue State Digital, LLC  —  Full-service digital agency developed “Obama for America” online campaign  —  NEW YORK & LONDON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world's largest communications services group, announces that it has agreed to acquire all the assets …
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
In its debut year, the iPad has not saved journalism, but it offers 3 lessons for media companies  —  The iPad was announced in January of this year, and it has yet to save journalism.  So much for that New Year's resolution.  —  True, Apple's tablet did make 2010 “the year of mobile,” …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How We Shared Content in 2010: Still More Facebook, More Email Than Twitter, MySpace Lives On  —  The link sharing service AddThis, which said this month that it's now tracking the interests of more than 1 billion people across the web, has published an infographic breaking …
John Shelton / iMediaConnection Blog:
TV Advertising Still Rules in 2011  —  GM = ABC, CBS, NBC and Others:  —  TV has historically been the favored medium for advertisers.  But as we know well from the last several years, as profits wane, so does advertising.  This has been especially true in terms of the struggling automakers.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Murdoch media to control more than a fifth of UK news consumption  —  Enders Analysis concludes that News Corp and Sky will produce 22% of all the news that Britons consume daily  —  Discussing the implications of the News Corporation-Sky transaction can easily get lost in an irrelevant point.
 
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