Wall Street Journal:
Google Digital Newsstand Aims to Muscle In on Apple — Google Inc. and Apple Inc. have stepped up their battle to win over publishers, as the two companies vie to become the dominant distributor of newspapers and magazines for tablet computers and other mobile devices.
Discussion: Engadget, New York Observer, eMedia Vitals, TechCrunch, Computerworld, CNET News, SlashGear, Android Phone Fans, TechEye, Android Community, Gizmodo, Neowin.net, PhoneArena, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Electricpig.co.uk, The Digital Reader, Go Rumors, Poynter, ReadWriteWeb, Electronista, MacStories, Lifehacker, SAI, Agence France Presse, Search Engine Watch and parislemon, more at Techmeme »
Vlad Savov / Engadget: WSJ: Google plans a ‘digital newsstand’ …
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Google digital newsstand aims to muscle in on Apple
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: The “Digital Newsstand” …
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Google mulling digital newsstand
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Google e-newsstand for Android media tipped
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Google Digital Newsstand In the Works for Android
Tamlin Magee / TechEye: Google and Apple go at it on the future of news
Nate the great / The Digital Reader: Google planning a digital news stand?
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors: Google News Subscription Service For Android Publishers
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: WSJ: Google may launch digital newsstand
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Google Plans a Digital Newsstand for Android
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Google Planning Digital Newsstand, Apple To Launch Subscriptions “Early This Year”
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Google Considering a “Digital Newsstand” for Android
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: Google Android E-Newsstand in Works?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Why digital newsstands stink
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
‘Daily Show’ May Return to Hulu — “The Daily Show” could soon return to Hulu, the premier Web site for television viewing. — The show and its counterpart on Comedy Central, “The Colbert Report,” were removed from Hulu in early 2010 when the two parties could not agree on a fair price for distribution.
Discussion: TVWeek.com and The Huffington Post
Peter Maass / New Yorker:
The Toppling: How the media inflated a minor moment in a long war. — How the media inflated a minor moment in a long war. — As viewers watched on television, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Leon Lambert and Corporal Edward Chin prepared to bring down the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad's Firdos Square.
Discussion: Arkansas Blog
Max Brantley / Arkansas Blog: An autopsy of an Iraq image
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Delays dog unleashing of NewsBeast — NewsBeast isn't ready to come out of the cage quite yet. — While the Newsweek/Daily Beast merger was expected to be wrapped up by late November or early December, it has been delayed and is not closing until later this month.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Daily Beast, Newsweek deal to be finalized this month
Natalie Zmuda / AdAge:
ABC, Syfy and Best Buy? Retailer Launches Network — Electronics Expert Turns Publisher With Multichannel Net Packed With Original Content — and It's Seeking Ads — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The press corps at this year's Consumer Electronics Show may find themselves jostling for soundbytes …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
TV apps will be key focus at CES 2011 — The Consumer Electronics Show gets underway in Las Vegas later this week, and while new tablets, phones and 3D television sets will grab much of the attention, the biggest development in the television business will be the dramatic surge of internet-connected sets and TV apps.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Bloomberg, CNET News and FT tech hub, more at Techmeme »
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg: Vizio to Challenge Apple With Low-Priced Smartphone, Tablet
Chris Nuttall / FT tech hub: CES 2011 - Vizio dumps Yahoo, works with Google on 3D TV apps
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Why Marketing's Big Guns Are Winging Their Way to Las Vegas
David Carr / New York Times:
The Great Mashup of 2011 — For years, those of us who toiled in the backwater of media reporting — covering people who cover other people — were left to trace the slow-motion decline of mainstream media and the inconsequential pratfalls of nascent digital efforts.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Media developments we'll be talking about this year
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Calling Netflix or Huffpo: After 2010, Hollywood Needs a Game-Changer — It seemed like a quiet year as the entertainment industry continued down its uncertain path into the 21st Century. — No big mergers occurred. No major bankruptcies, save Blockbuster and MGM. Carl Icahn kept tilting at Lionsgate.
John Koblin / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: Lady Gaga, Newsstand Hit... Calvin Klein's New PR Director... THE LADY'S A WINNER: Put Lady Gaga in anything — flesh-colored bra, black bustier, meat dress, artillery-undie extravaganza — and it doesn't matter. She sells. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Lady Gaga was a newsstand hit in 2010, while Swift bombed
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
iPad publishing: time to switch to v2.0 — There is no way around this fact: the first batch of magazines adapted to the iPad failed to deliver. Six months after the initial excitement, the mood has turned turned sour. See the figures below, they show the downturn in circulation …
Discussion: MediaPost and Bill's blog
Erik Sass / MediaPost: Digital Magazine Sales Slump on iPad
Bill Pollak / Bill's blog: Designing iPad Apps
Richard Curtis / Publishing In the 21st Century:
Do authors make good publishers? The answer is No. But it's fascinating to watch them try. — Years ago as the e-book revolution dawned, we said that in order to keep pace with the new digital culture, authors would have to become more like publishers. “As electronic technology hurtles …
Paul Biba / TeleRead: Do authors make good publishers? asks e-reads
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
A Borders Supplier Holds Off — The fallout from Borders Group Inc.'s decision to halt payments to some publishers began over the weekend, as a leading distributor said it would temporarily stop shipping books to the retail chain. — The chief executive of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc. …
Discussion: New York Observer and Bloomberg
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Stopped Shipments A Death Knell for Borders?
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel woos Hollywood studios with new microchip — (Reuters) - Intel Corp's new microchips, touted as its biggest-ever leap in processing power, include built-in content protection to make it safer for Hollywood studios to offer premium movies to consumers over their personal computers.