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.
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Federico Viticci / MacStories: Google Planning Digital Newsstand, Apple To Launch Subscriptions “Early This Year”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: The “Digital Newsstand” …
Vlad Savov / Engadget: WSJ: Google plans a ‘digital newsstand’ …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters: Google exploring digital newsstand: report
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch: Google Android E-Newsstand in Works?
Bradford Cross / Measuring Measures:
Why the iPad is Destroying the Future of Journalism — I read a great article in the Economist the other day on my iPad. I tried to share it with my social network on Facebook and Twitter, but I can't do that with old media. — When the iPad came out, I was ready to give big media another chance.
John Capone / MediaPost: Hold the Phone: Web Not Dead
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 …
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
Comcast-NBC merger does nothing to enhance the public interest — With his proposed conditions on the deal, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is trying to sugarcoat a terrible regulatory decision that underscores the derelict condition of government regulation in our age.
Shirky and Bady: 2010′s best Wikileaks coverage — Earlier this month I reprised my annual search for the year's most influential reflections on technology and media. I was particularly curious to learn who was provoking thinking for one of the year's biggest stories, Wikileaks.
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Joanna Yeates murder case puts media coverage in the spotlight — The attorney general's concern at reporting in the case emphasises how laws on contempt of court are falling into contempt — Meet “Professor Strange”, aka “The Strange Mr Jefferies”, landlord of the murdered Joanna Yeates and a …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Beware of contempt, AG warns UK press
Beware of contempt, AG warns UK press
Hillel Fuld / technmarketing.com:
An Interview with Ben Parr, Co-Editor of Mashable on Entrepreneurship, TechCrunch, and Getting Bought out — The Web is filled with blogs on almost every topic. Tech blogs specifically are a dime a dozen, but there is the elite group of tech media outlets that truly stand out from the crowd, Mashable leads the pack.
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Anxieties provoke quick media responses in 2010 — If 2010 had a single lesson for high-profile media figures, it was that freedom of the press may be protected — but your job definitely isn't when you say something controversial. — From Helen Thomas to Juan Williams to Rick Sanchez to Octavia Nasr …
New York Times:
After Two Slow Years, an Industry Rebound Begins — WHEN Stephen Colbert wanted to raise money for the recovery efforts after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, he worked with a behemoth technology company, Microsoft. Every time Mr. Colbert said the word “Bing” on the “Colbert Report,” …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Why Marketing's Big Guns Are Winging Their Way to Las Vegas — Once-Wonky Consumer Electronic Show Draws Advertisers Scouting for Next Big Thing — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The slow collision and then merger of media and tech has been underway for more than a decade, and it's playing …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oprah's Cable Channel Flickers to Life — At precisely 12 o'clock on New Year's Day, Oprah Winfrey welcomed television viewers to OWN, a cable channel that she has said will espouse her “live your best life” mantra. — OWN, short for The Oprah Winfrey Network, flickered to life …
Discussion: ArtsBeat, Gawker, The Independent and MIJE.org
Alessandra Stanley / ArtsBeat: The TV Watch: A No Cynicism Zone on Oprah's Network
Adrian Chen / Gawker: The Cynic's Guide to the Oprah Winfrey Network
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Petsky Prunier: In 2010, Media M&As Rose Nearly 50 Percent — As the advertising recovery took hold in the latter half of 2009, acquisitions activity in the media space were expected to pick up markedly this year. Media investment bank Petsky Prunier took note of it in its year-end tally …
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel:
Time Warner Cable: We Hold Big 4 Programming Cards In Sinclair Retrans Dispute — Negotiations Continue As Midnight Deadline Nears — As a midnight deadline nears, Time Warner Cable, armed with Big 4 programming, says it is continuing to negotiate a retransmission-consent renewal deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Discussion: rbr.com, Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
Elinor Comlay / Reuters: Time Warner Cable, Sinclair yet to reach deal