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8:45 PM ET, March 19, 2011

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Ben Goldacre / Guardian:
A case of never letting the source spoil a good story  —  Perhaps it's too embarrassing for some writers to risk linking to primary sources that readers can check for themselves  —  Why don't journalists link to primary sources?  Whether it's a press release, an academic journal article …
Discussion: Bad Science and bengoldacre
Gordon Borrell / INMA:
The Groupon phenomenon: beautiful deconstruction of an old media model  —  Groupon — and all it means — is here to stay.  How did the newsmedia industry not see it coming?  And what do we do about it now?  —  TAGS  —  In case you haven't noticed, media companies have changed their strategy of charging for advertising.
James Robinson / Guardian:
Met must hand over phone-hacking evidence  —  Police must pass documents seized from Glenn Mulcaire to lawyers representing growing number of people suing paper  —  The growing number of public figures suing the News of the World won a major high court victory when a judge said Scotland Yard must hand …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
‘Daily’ Publisher Disputes Subscription Numbers; Says 5,000 Far Too Low  —  The folks at The Daily aren't ready to talk real numbers but they are upset enough about one set making the rounds now to try to set the record straight.  A piece we republished from our sibling MediaGuardian ends …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
Spiersblr:
HOW NOT TO INTERACT WITH THE MEDIA 101, courtesy of Hashable CEO, Mike Yavonditte:  —  1. See a negative op-ed about your company wherein the author uses a metaphor describing you being a velvet rope telling people they're not “Hashable” enough.  —  2. Utterly fail to grasp metaphor.
Discussion: Betabeat and tag me with a spoon
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Young CEO Seeks to Reset Ticketmaster With Tech and Transparency  —  Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard.  Photo: Ticketmaster  —  Fifteen years ago, Nathan Hubbard and his band Rockwell Church played Austin's South by Southwest music festival, the gathering of industry insiders and plain ol' fans …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
VentureBeat executive editor leaving  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  Owen Thomas, the executive editor of the VentureBeat tech news site, is leaving after about a year with the California-based news service.  —  Thomas is leaving to become founding editor of a new media start-up, sources told Talking Biz News.
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

 
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