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11:35 AM ET, February 3, 2011

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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.
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Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com:
The Daily isn't as bad as Virgin's Project  —  Unlike what I wrote in the instant and rather-rough review of Virgin's iPad “magazine” called Project, I can at least write that the Rupert Murdoch/Newscorp daily news app (not a magazine or a newspaper) called The Daily is not crap.
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.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Who is The Daily trying to reach? What problem is it trying to solve?
The Daily:
Introducing The Daily  —  New York, NY, February 2, 2011 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Murdoch Hopes Apple Will Lower Its Share Of ‘The Daily’ Take
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:   NewsCore chases down breaking wire stories for Murdoch's media empire
Russell Adams / Digits:
Apple to Crack Down on Newspaper, Magazine App Payments
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.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Jon Stewart's Hulu Price Tag: At Least $40 Million  —  Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were two of Hulu's biggest draws until they left the video site last March.  And it will cost Hulu at least $40 million to get them back.  —  That's according to people familiar with the new deal …
Hollywood Reporter:   Hulu, Viacom Announce Content Partnership
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.
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 …
Joe Grimm / Poynter:
Ongo.com CEO: Centralized subscription removes ‘high frustration walls’ between readers & news  —  Some early observers of Ongo.com may be missing the point.  —  The subscription site, which launched Jan. 25, is intent on being a great “personal news experience.”
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
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Newsweek veteran Marc Peyser leaves magazine over ‘fallout’ from Beast deal
Discussion: FishbowlNY
AdAge:
Groupon Snags Last-Minute Super Bowl Ad Time  —  Social-Shopping Phenom Had Been Relegated to Pre- and Post-game Spots  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — 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.
Discussion: The Wire, AdFreak and newsfeed.time.com
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 Redtube.com 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
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
MTV UK Tries Charging For Online Catch-Up TV  —  If you thought that pay-per-view online catch-up TV had been replaced by the free, ad-supported model, think again - MTV has launched a dedicated UK VOD portal, MTV OD, costing £1 ($1.61) a day or £2 ($3.24) a week.
Discussion: The Next Web
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.
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Apple, Campbell's Say iAds Twice as Effective as TV  —  A Nielsen Study Shows iPhone Users Are Paying Attention, While TV Viewers Not so Much  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It's been seven months since the first iAds — Apple's bid to reinvent mobile advertising — started popping up on iPhones and iPods …
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.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Medill and McCormick launch a news innovation lab with $4.2 million in Knight funding  —  In 2009, while announcing that year's Knight News Challenge winners at a conference at MIT, Knight Foundation president Alberto Ibargüen mentioned the foundation's desire to launch “test kitchens” …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Quarterly Income Fell 26% for The New York Times Co.  —  Reflecting a slow advertising recovery across the newspaper industry, The New York Times Company reported on Thursday a 26.2 percent drop in net income in the fourth quarter from the period a year before.
Discussion: Gawker and Poynter
 
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