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3:20 PM ET, April 19, 2011


 Top News: 
Justin Prichard / Media Week:
MailOnline overtakes Huffington Post to become world's no 2  —  Associated's MailOnline has overtaken the Huffington Post to become the world's second largest ‘newspaper’ site, as defined by ComScore.  —  ComScore data for March today (19 April) highlights how the disruptive news …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Chart: The Battle For Global News Supremacy … To the competition between (NYSE: NYT) and, add two British challengers...  World news site traffic chart  —  Mail Online, the celebrity-laden website of the conservative British Daily Mail tabloid …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Mail Online becomes world's second most popular newspaper site  —  Associated Newspapers' online network passes Huffington Post with 39.6m unique visitors in March  —  Mail Online, Associated Newspapers' online network, has overtaken the Huffington Post to become the second most popular news website …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Editors Weblog
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Huffington Post Doubles Down on Social Media
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Thanks:mathewi
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Tries to Widen Appeal to More Users  —  Twitter Inc., trying to put recent management turmoil behind it and build its business, is taking steps to broaden the appeal of the well-known messaging service.  —  The San Francisco company, which lets users broadcast and view short messages …
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Apple sues Samsung: a complete lawsuit analysis  —  Apple sued Samsung yesterday, the latest in a long line of IP lawsuits against Android device manufacturers.  (See: Apple v. HTC, Apple v. Motorola, Microsoft v. Motorola, Microsoft v. Barnes & Noble.)  The case is remarkable for several reasons …
Agence France Presse:
Samsung vows counter-action over Apple patent suit  —  SEOUL (AFP) - Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it would take counter-action against Apple after the US firm filed suit alleging that the South Korean giant copied its smartphones and tablet computers.  —  Apple's lawsuit claims Samsung's …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple: Samsung Copied Design  —  Lawsuit Claims Galaxy Smartphones and Tablet ‘Slavishly’ Stole From iPhone, iPad  —  Apple Inc. sued Samsung Electronics Co., claiming that Samsung's Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablet “slavishly” copied Apple's iPhone and iPad, in another sign …
Thomson Reuters overhauls news management team  —  * Hires several Wall Street Journal alumni  —  * Seeks to streamline structure and decision-making  —  * To bolster enterprise reporting resources  —  Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.N) (TRI.TO) named Pulitzer-prize winning journalist …
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
EXODUS: Managing Editor Of Rupert Murdoch's ‘The Daily’ Jumps Ship For Reuters  —  Further proof Rupert Murdoch's The Daily may be a sinking media ship.  —  Jim Gaines, who was long-time editor at Time Inc. before he joined The Daily as managing editor, is already leaving the struggling iPad newspaper …
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Few entries, no consensus, no Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting  —  The Pulitzer Prize jury that reviewed the Breaking News Reporting category recommended three finalists to the Pulitzer Board.  But for the first time ever, no entry won the category that recognizes local coverage of breaking news events.
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Why Didn't WikiLeaks Reporting Earn A Pulitzer? The NY Times Didn't Submit It
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced
comScore, Inc.:
Apple iOS Platform Outreaches Android by 59 Percent in U.S. When Accounting for Mobile Phones, Tablets and Other Connected Media Devices  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the results of a U.S. study of Apple iPad owners, based on data from the comScore MobiLens service.
Aatekah Mir / Digits:
A Look at iPad Users: Apple Still Trouncing Android
Alex Heard / Outside:
Greg Mortenson Speaks  —  The embattled director of the Central Asia Institute responds to allegations of financial mismanagement and that he fabricated stories in his bestselling book Three Cups of Tea.  Brace yourself for a new Central Asian conflict involving powerful American forces, and count on this one to last a while.
Anya Kamenetz / Fast Company:
What The Scandal Of “Three Cups of Tea” Author Greg Mortenson Is Really About
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
64 GB white iPhone caught in the wild... running prototype iOS 4 with Expose, new folder system, Facebook integration?  —  Remember the second people to bring the world legit photos of the iPhone 4?  How about a mid-year MacBook refresh and an iPod touch camera prototype?
Discussion: Bits and TUAW
The Independent:
Kate Middleton jelly bean expected to fetch £500  —  Relaxnews  —  He's shown off his Kate Middleton jelly bean to the world and now a British man is hoping to fetch a pretty penny for the confectionary on eBay.  —  The yellow jelly bean speckled in the faint shape of the future princess …
Google LatLong:
Add your local knowledge to the map with Google Map Maker for the United States  —  [Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog]  —  Before Google Map Maker—a product that enables people to add to and update the map for locations around the world—only 15 percent of the world's population …
Christian Rudder / OkTrends:
10 Charts About Sex  —  This was one of the first infographics ever made:  —  Later remembered as “the map that made a nation cry”, it depicts Napoleon's failed invasion of Russia in 1812.  The wide tan swath shows his Grande Armée, almost half a million strong, marching East to Moscow …
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Disney's ESPN Removing Poker Programming After Gambling Websites Charged  —  Walt Disney Co. (DIS)'s ESPN sports cable channel will remove poker advertising and programming after the U.S. indicted gambling websites that sponsor televised tournaments and froze their bank accounts.
Matt McLernon / YouTube Blog:
The Royal Wedding live on YouTube  —  As the historic day approaches, the much-anticipated wedding of Britain's Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton has people around the world buzzing with excitement.  —  While millions will be in London for the big day, it's clear that people around the world have wedding fever.
Court results put on Twitter by West Midlands Police  —  Results from cases heard at Birmingham Magistrates' Court are being put on Twitter by West Midlands Police.  —  Ch Supt Stephen Armstrong said there had been a decline in court reporting in recent years and the initiative was designed …
Discussion: The Next Web
Wall Street Journal:
At Tribune, Battle Expands  —  Ex-Holders Reserve Cash as Creditors Aim to Claw Back Funds; Deutsche's Market Creditors Aim to Claw Back Funds From Ex-Holders Using Novel Legal Concept  —  Tribune creditors allege that Sam Zell's buyout was ‘among the worst in American corporate history.’
Discussion: @iwantmedia
Chris /
Experiment: blog in Kindle book form  —  There is an amazing amount of useful, free information available on tech blogs for fledgling tech entrepreneurs (this list is a great place to start).  I think sometimes we techies forget that this wealth of content is unknown to the non-startup world.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Amazon's Lovefilm Strikes Disney Deal  —  Lovefilm, the “Netflix of Europe,” now has something Netflix doesn't have-a deal with Disney to stream the studio's movies.  —  Netflix does carry Disney's stuff on its Web service.  It has the ability to show Disney movies, like “Toy Story 3,” …
Discussion: The Wire and Online Video News
News & Tech:
Google: One Pass to work with publishers  —  LONDON — Google said it expects its One Pass subscription management service to help publishers monetize content as the search engine seeks ways to work more closely with the newspaper industry.  —  Madhav Chinnappa, Google's strategic partner development manager …
Discussion: The Wire and Noted
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Facebook to Ad Agencies: Let's Be ‘in a Relationship’  —  Social Network Rolls Out Community Site Aimed at Creatives  —  Facebook today launched a stand-alone community site ( where ad agency creatives can share ideas, comment on campaigns and learn what it takes to create a successful page for a brand.
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
HBO Go teased for iPad, iPhone, Android  —  HBO's streaming service is coming to a tablet and smartphone near you.  —  According to an HBO video posted on YouTube late last week, the HBO Go streaming service is on its way to the Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, and Android-based devices.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Ticketmaster Rival Ticketfly Gets Another $12M To Make Concert Ticketing More Social  —  Social ticketing company Ticketfly is announcing a $12 million Series B round of financing from Root Music investor Mohr Davidow Ventures.  This Series B will bring the startup's total funding to $15 million …
Discussion: paidContent, VentureBeat and MediaMemo
Joseph Checkler / Wall Street Journal:
Dish to Take On Leases for Some Blockbuster Stores  —  Dish Network Corp. plans to assume the leases on more than 500 Blockbuster Inc. stores after it completes its acquisition of the video-rental chain, ensuring that Blockbuster will maintain some of its dwindling physical presence.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Advice for PR pros: ‘Tips to woo your next reporter-friend’  —  Mickie Kennedy, CEO and founder of eReleases, wrote a list of 10 ways that PR folks can “make reporters fall in love with you.”  Some make sense: learn their schedules, be on call, speak concisely.  But how about this?
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The app divide between casual readers and news junkies  —  Can a single app please both casual news readers and news junkies?  —  That's the question I found myself asking upon rereading that report from a couple weeks ago on iPad users' reactions to The Daily.
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