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12:05 AM ET, March 25, 2011

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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Sunday paper/tablet subscriptions  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  Digital news business models are playing out on pool tables these days.
Discussion: CJR and Editors Weblog
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
A Note to Our Readers on the Times Pay Model and the Economics of Reporting  —  Let me say up front that I have some mixed feelings about The New York Times's metered model, which takes effect on March 28.  I'd encourage you to read my colleague David Carr's take, as well as some of the many analyses …
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
The New York Times subscription plan doesn't protect print, it promotes the mobile Web  —  The New York Times' new digital subscription pricing has been characterized by some as a backward-looking effort to protect print revenue.  But after comparing the Times' subscription prices …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Boing Boing and Gizmodo
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:   UK Times Plans Upgrade To Its ‘Berlin Wall’
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Brill, Crovitz & Co. Sell Journalism Online To RR Donnelly  —  That was fast.  Just shy of two years after launch, Steve Brill, Gordon Crovitz and Leo Hindery Jr. have sold their “make journalism pay” business to someone who already makes money from publishing.
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Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Self-Publisher Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin's  —  Amanda Hocking, the 26-year-old author who shot to fame by selling more than a million copies of her self-published books, has signed up with a traditional publisher for her next series.  —  St. Martin's Press, part of Macmillan …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
How 'Hamlet's BlackBerry' & ‘Think Quarterly’ show why we should stop toggling between screens and stretch our minds  —  Google, the company that helped create our culture of constantly clicking, has unveiled Think Quarterly, a new magazine aimed at creating “breathing space in a busy world.”
Discussion: Guardian
Jared Keller / The Atlantic Wire:
Mark Armstrong: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  This is from a conversation with Mark Armstrong …
Discussion: Gadgetwise, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
McKinsey Back at Condé Nast for Phase Three  —  Consulting firm responsible for deep cuts at publisher ramps up its work there  —  McKinsey & Co.—the consulting firm that was associated with magazine closings, layoffs and deep budget cuts at Condé Nast—is hard at work again inside 4 Times Square.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Google begins testing Google Music internally  —  Google has begun testing Google Music internally, a sign that the much anticipated service is nearly ready to launch.  —  Google employees have begun a process commonly referred to in Silicon Valley as dog fooding, when employees try …
Discussion: SAI, more at Techmeme »
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Ads Move Forward by Carving Up The Globe  —  A small but important step in the evolution of Twitter's ad business: The company is now letting some marketers segment some of their purchases by location.  —  Which means a Twitter user in, say, the U.K. may now see a different ad than one in the U.S.
Discussion: ClickZ
Nieman Journalism Lab:
The power of brand to inspire bias: How do perceptions of Al Jazeera English change once the logo's gone?  —  William Youmans and Katie Brown are Ph.D. candidates in communication studies at the University of Michigan who just published an interesting paper in the journal Arab Media & Society …
Discussion: Accuracy in Media
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Little Aspera Moving Giant Video Files for iTunes, BBC, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Most of Hollywood  —  Aspera, a small, privately-funded start-up in Emeryville, California, has developed the means to transfer enormous video files at speeds far greater that FTP and other TCP-type protocols.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and GigaOM
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Find The Best Stuff Around You With Village Voice Media's “Best Of ...” App  —  In the era of crowd-sourced recommendation services it's hard to remember that people actually recommend stuff for a living.  My old employer Village Voice Media, which built the foundation of its 20 online properties …
Discussion: Riptide 2.0
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Time Warner Cable iPad flap heats up  —  Cabler facing litigation over app that streams live TV channels  —  Time Warner Cable is facing litigation from at least one of Hollywood's majors in a matter of days over its iPad app that transmits live TV channels within a subscriber's home …
Discussion: Multichannel
Lance Knobel / Davos Newbies:
Google listens... if you shout loudly enough  —  Yesterday evening I wrote about the bizarre disappearance from Google News of my news site, Berkeleyside.  What happens next is either an illustration of the power of digital democracy or an example of the value of friends with fantastic megaphones.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:   Google News de-indexing Berkleyside: Bug, not snub!
 
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Sam Gustin / Wired.com:
Google Books Deal Not Dead, Only Resting, Authors' Lawyer Says
Discussion: Brave New World and TeleRead
Robert MacMillan:
Calling people at home for a story? You heathen!
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Writer's disclosure: I used to buy pot from my story subject
Jonathan Berr / DailyFinance:
Guess Who's Making Money? NPR
Discussion: Poynter and Yahoo! News
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Now Helps You Make Movies...Without A Camera
Marc Karimzadeh / WWD:
Barneys New York Teams With Carine Roitfeld
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Cordray Exits Hearst Magazines For Pitney Bowes' Volly
Discussion: Folio, FishbowlNY and MediaMemo
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Google Is Not About To Become A Magazine Publisher
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Gail Shister / mediabistro.com:
‘I know the difference between journalism and a slogan. Keeping them honest is a slogan.’
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sulia Helps Twitter Sort the Tweet From the Chaff
Discussion: VentureBeat and ReadWriteWeb
Jessica Ocheltree / splicetoday.com:
The Half-Lives of Media Alarmism
Yahoo! News:
Ongo looks to capture US news online
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Starbucks network adds ESPN, Economist, Marvel
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
'I'm just mystified that this little job post has resonated with so many people in the business'
OnSwipe Company Blog:
Onswipe Partners With Automattic To Power iPad Traffic On 18.6 Million+ WordPress.com Blogs
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
New York Times' Frank Bruni shares his tools for versatile writing
Discussion: FishbowlNY
 

 
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IDC:
In Q1, 289.4M smartphones were shipped globally, up 7.8% YoY; iPhone shipments fell 9.6% YoY, more than any top brand, and Xiaomi shipments grew 33.8% YoY

Kamila Wojciechowska / Android Authority:
Source: Google's new Pixel 9 series, next-gen Pixel Fold, and 5G tablet that is under development will feature a new modem that supports satellite connectivity

Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
As Netflix's new film chief Dan Lin takes charge, the company aims to shift its film strategy to focus on audience appeal and cost efficiency

 
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