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8:00 AM ET, February 3, 2011


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The Daily:
Introducing The Daily  —  New York, NY, February 2, 2011 - Today Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation, unveiled The Daily — the industry's first national daily news publication created from the ground up for iPad.  “New times demand new journalism,” said Mr. Murdoch.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Daily economics  —  I have not seen News Corp's Daily (I was invited to the preview last night but travel, exhaustion, health, weather, and thus prudence had me take the train home and I couldn't get in today because of the ice).  So I have nothing at all to say about the product.
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Apple and News Corp's “The Daily” Hits the iPad for $0.99 Weekly, $40 Yearly [Video]  —  The media world has been impatiently waiting for Apple's iPad daily newspaper, built as a collaboration between Steve Jobs' company and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for months.
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
News Corp sees profits rise  —  News Corp chief refuses to talk about issue at press launch for the Daily, and misses quarterly reports Q&A  —  Rupert Murdoch dodged questions about the widening phone-hacking scandal yesterday.  The chairman and chief executive of News Corp …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
News Corp.'s Daily makes its debut (live blog)  —  Editor's note: This live event has concluded.  For a brief rundown of what was announced, check out this summary post.  You can also review the transcript of the live blog below or replay it in the Cover It Live module at the end of the transcript.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
All The Daily Details  —  This morning we got all the details on Murdoch's The Daily iPad newspaper, leaked by Rupert himself.  Now, the app is ready for download.  $40 will get you a subscription to 365 days of these contents:  —  • Over 100 pages of original news, life, entertainment …
The Daily:
Welcome to the newspaper of the 21st century
Discussion: Canadian Magazines and The Wire
Mark Milian / CNN:
A peek at The Daily's iPad news app
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Murdoch Hopes Apple Will Lower Its Share Of ‘The Daily’ Take
Discussion: GigaOM and Daring Fireball
Jason Kilar / Hulu Blog:
Stewart, Colbert, and Hulu's thoughts about the future of TV  —  We are extremely happy to announce a broad content agreement between Viacom and Hulu that brings The Daily Show and The Colbert Report back to Hulu and now also to Hulu Plus, beginning this morning.
Hollywood Reporter:   Hulu, Viacom Announce Content Partnership
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Serendipity and surprise”: How will engagement work for The Daily?  —  All of us here at the Lab watched the unveiling of The Daily (even those of us who are on a beach sipping umbrella drinks).  —  But there was something that News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch said that seems significant now that the genie is out of the bottle.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalists under physical assault in Egypt  —  Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak have begun violently attacking journalists reporting on the streets of Cairo today, a shift in tactics from recent media censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.
The Huffington Post:
Anderson Cooper Attacked By Pro-Mubarak Mob
New York Post:
Now, the real work begins at Brown's NewsBeast  —  The NewsBeast is ALIVE!  —  But it has problems aplenty, not the least of which is surviving Tina Brown's star system — great if you're enjoying most-favored reporter status and hell if you are not.  —  The inevitable result is staff discord …
Discussion: New York Observer
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:   Newsweek veteran Marc Peyser leaves magazine over ‘fallout’ from Beast deal
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Appeals Court: free Internet porn isn't unfair competition to pay sites  —  One day in March of 2009, the proprietors of were minding their own business, streaming free pornographic videos to the public, when they received notice of a lawsuit against them in the mail.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
Apple's In-App Rules: ‘Betrayed’ European Publishers Convene A Summit  —  Publishers in Europe are up in arms over Apple's decision to reject Sony's Reader app.  They say Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has left them “confused” with their charging policies, and are now gearing up to meet in London later this month to plan what to do next.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Reddit Surpasses 1 Billion Monthly Pageviews  —  Reddit has reached a new milestone: 1 billion monthly pageviews.  That's up 300% from a year ago and a 20% increase from just last month.  —  As it occasionally does, the Condé Nast-owned company disclosed its January 2011 traffic stats.
Groupon Snags Last-Minute Super Bowl Ad Time  —  Social-Shopping Phenom Had Been Relegated to Pre- and Post-game Spots  —  NEW YORK ( — Groupon's got game time.  —  Less than a month ago, the online company was shut out of the Super Bowl and was planning on only pre-game and post-game commercials.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Tynt Could be the Biggest and Best Web Data Source You've Never Considered  —  Hundreds of thousands of websites are using a new service to track when readers copy and paste content from their sites into an email, blog post or elswhere.  The service, called Tynt, isn't just making sure …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Irin Carmon / Jezebel:
Fox News Makes Its Fortune On Bikinis And Bros  —  Fox News is about more than just pseudo-populist resentment.  It's also about boobs, and bro-tastic guys who chuckle like adolescents when confronted with them.  Just look at this mashup culled from the past few months.
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Big Newspaper Just Dying on the Internet  —  “The number one video on last year got about 26,000 views and was a feature on how to handle frozen iguanas.”
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
How The Miami Herald cultivates loyal audience for video …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
AOL Chases Eyeballs as Core Advertising Business Disintegrates  —  AOL has been spending hundreds of millions of dollars on acquisitions aimed at boosting its content businesses, including the recent purchase of the GoViral video network and the addition of TechCrunch to its technology-content unit …
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
AOL Fourth-Quarter Profit Tops Analysts' Estimates
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