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12:15 PM ET, March 25, 2011

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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Huffington Post to launch in UK this summer  —  Arianna Huffington to launch UK edition as US news and current affairs website moves to expand internationally  —  Arianna Huffington is to launch a UK edition of the Huffington Post this summer, as the US news and current affairs website recently acquired …
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
New Cable Fight at Hand  —  TV Networks Cry Foul as Time Warner Cable Offers Channels via iPads at Home  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. is digging in its heels in a dispute with several big media companies over whether it can beam live TV channels to Apple Inc. iPads, exposing tensions between …
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Time Warner Cable iPad flap heats up
Mandy / Zombie Journalism:
Channeling the news brand on Twitter and Facebook  —  The other day, I mentioned that I've been transitioning TBD's social media channels to a new team and doing some basic training in how to communicate as a news brand.  I got into how news brands need to have a planned persona and strategy …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Times Clarifies: Tweet Our Stories, But Don't Use Our Logo  —  In case you've been wondering why the @freeNYTimes Twitter feed continues to serve up a steady stream of links to New York Times articles even after the paper asked Twitter to shut it down, I have an answer.
Discussion: blogs.forbes.com and Techdirt
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Price Tag For Journalism Online Could Go As High As $45 Million  —  RR Donnelley execs aren't talking —neither are Steve Brill and Gordon Crovitz, at least about deal details—but paidContent has learned from multiple sources that the value of the Journalism Online-Press+ deal is in the range …
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Relationship between CBS and Couric ending with a whimper, not a bang  —  Katie Couric was chided by David Letterman this week for thinking of leaving her job as anchor of the CBS Evening News.  —  “It's not like it's a temp gig,” Letterman told Couric, reminding her that other anchors “ride into the sunset.”
Discussion: Poynter
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: New York Observer and Riptide 2.0
Dan Friedman / Inside AdWords:
Media Ads Joins the New Ad Formats Family  —  Over a year ago we introduced the AdWords New Ad Formats Initiative to bring more relevant ads to Google.com.  Since then, we've launched over a dozen new ad formats, and tested many more.  Our new ad formats are designed to make sure that you're able …
Sonya Hubbard / footnoted.com:
Reading the fine print on pay at WaPo...  Last spring, the co-chairs of The Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild wrote an open letter to The Washington Post Company's (WPO) publisher, Katharine Weymouth, expressing their disappointment that Weymouth - a granddaughter of the Post's legendary Katharine Graham …
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
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
OMG, FYI, and LOL enter Oxford English Dictionary, foreshadow the apocalypse  —  In an acknowledgement of the internet's overwhelming influence on the triviality we sometimes refer to as “real life,” the Oxford English Dictionary doyens have decided to add a few of the web's favorite pronouncements to their lexicon.
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: Mashable!
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 …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Starz to delay new series on Netflix streaming, movies may follow  —  Add Starz to the list of premium cable channels pulling away from Netflix.  —  Just two days after Showtime said it would soon stop making its original series available to stream from Netflix, Liberty Media's Starz …
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 …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
UK Times Plans Upgrade To Its ‘Berlin Wall’
Discussion: FT Tech Hub
 
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Jim / Gannett Blog:
Bulletin: CEO Dubow earned $9.4 million last year; includes $1.8M bonus after more layoffs, wage cuts
Discussion: Poynter and Thomson IR
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Newsy, Mobile Video News Innovator, Has $1.5 Million in New Funding
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Little Aspera Moving Giant Video Files for iTunes, BBC, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Most of Hollywood
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Nieman Journalism Lab:
The power of brand to inspire bias: How do perceptions of Al Jazeera English change once the logo's gone?
Discussion: Accuracy in Media
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
McKinsey Back at Condé Nast for Phase Three
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Sam Gustin / Wired.com:
Google Books Deal Not Dead, Only Resting, Authors' Lawyer Says
Discussion: TeleRead
Jared Keller / The Atlantic Wire:
Mark Armstrong: What I Read
Discussion: Gadgetwise, Thanks:jaredbkeller
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
Discussion: Runnin' Scared