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9:00 AM ET, January 31, 2011

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CBS News:
Julian Assange, The Man Behind WikiLeaks  —  Talks To Steve Kroft About The U.S. Attempt To Indict Him And The Criticism Aimed At Him For Publishing Classified Documents  —  (CBS) Just a few months ago, most people had never heard of a Web site called WikiLeaks, or of its mysterious and eccentric founder, Julian Assange.
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Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
WikiLeaks: The Guardian's role in the biggest leak in the history of the world
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Cable companies: Add Al Jazeera English *now*  —  What the Gulf War was to CNN, the people's revolutions of the Middle East are to Al Jazeera English.  But in the U.S., in a sad vestige of the era of Freedom Fries, hardly anyone can watch the channel on cable TV.  —  Cable companies: Add Al Jazeera English NOW!
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Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Anonymous on TV, Al Jazeera reporters still tweeting
Discussion: The Wire, Multichannel and Aljazeera
tag me with a spoon:   This is what I meant by David Gregory being the death of broadcast news.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why I was wrong about Quora as a blogging service ...  I must apologize to Dave Winer.  He warned me about supporting services that aren't the open web and I wasn't willing to listen to him a month ago, because I was infatuated with a cool new service that lots of insiders were supporting.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iPad Mags Need A New Blueprint  —  Ever since the iPad came out, print media companies have been feeling their way in this new medium, but so far they've just been stumbling over themselves.  —  They are latching onto the iPad as a new walled garden where people will somehow magically pay …
Discussion: TeleRead and VentureBeat
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: KIT digital Acquires KickApps, Kewego AND Kyte For $77.2 Million  —  TechCrunch exclusive - If you'd never heard about KIT digital before, you will after today.  —  The provider of cloud-based video asset management solutions has acquired not one, not two but three social software and video companies.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Political Blogs Are Ready to Flood Campaign Trail  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor who is flirting with a bid for president, has none of the usual campaign accoutrements.  No tour bus, campaign manager or yard signs.  Few Americans, in fact, even know his name.
Discussion: Crikey
Michael Kanellos / Epicenter:
Phone, Internet, TV ... And Gas?  —  In Australia and a few other locations, some communications carriers have begun to experiment with bundling utility services into their cellular and cable TV packages.  —  The idea is both simple and radical at the same time.
About.com Journalism:
Not Every Journalist Can Be an Entrepreneur  —  Am I the only one who's tired of being lectured about how all journalists need to be entrepreneurs?  —  Jeff Jarvis has been doing this for some time, but more recently I came across this post by Robert Niles.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Fox News ‘pollster’ Frank Luntz's sleight of phrase  —  GOP consultant Frank Luntz gives Fox News a room full of President Obama opponents and feeds them misleading information.  —  We all know by now that cable TV news provides cozy destinations for the two political poles: Liberals go to MSNBC for aid and comfort.
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Is Gawker Planning to Force You to Watch Embedded Advertisements?  —  I was playing around on Gawker's beta test site just now and came across something a little jarring.  (Yes, this is how I spend my Sunday evenings when there isn't a football game to tune in to.)
David Carr / New York Times:
A Mistake to Write Off the Weinsteins  —  Remember the benevolent Bruce Willis character in “The Sixth Sense” who wandered through the whole movie not knowing he was dead?  That was Harvey Weinstein, except for the benevolent part.  —  Since forming the Weinstein Company with his brother …
Discussion: Thompson on Hollywood
Evan Rudowski / paidContent:UK:
A News Corp. Digital History Lesson For The Daily  —  Evan Rudowski is co-founder of SubHub, a paid content platform.  He was previously an online manager at Newsday and business development director at News Corp.'s iGuide.  —  As I watch the coverage of Rupert Murdoch's upcoming iPad publication …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
 
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Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Pepsi Bets on Local Grants, Not the Super Bowl
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Bloomberg:
Sienna Miller Hack Attack May ‘Poison’ News Corp.'s BSkyB Deal
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Nick Kristof turns to Facebook to report from Egypt
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A Wolf in the Kitchen  —  There's not a print publisher …
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Ongo... where?  —  Ongo is an ambitious digital kiosk.
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Exclusive: Yahoo Delivering 1 Million Video Views for Washington …
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Why the BBC old guard cut back on the Wibbly Wobbly Web
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Adam Satariano / New York Times:
The EU reaches a deal on the AI Act, a comprehensive attempt to limit the use of the technology; the law still needs to go through a few steps for approval

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Sources: complaints from some senior OpenAI leaders that Sam Altman had been psychologically abusive were a major factor in the board's decision to fire Altman

Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:
Source: the US FTC is examining the nature of Microsoft's investment in OpenAI and potentially antitrust law violations but hasn't opened a formal investigation

 
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