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3:10 AM ET, May 2, 2011

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
How the bin Laden Announcement Leaked Out  —  The terse announcement came just after 9:45 p.m. Sunday from Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director.  “POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern Time,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing the same message that had just been transmitted to the White House press corps.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
First Credible Reports Of Bin Laden's Death Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter  —  @keithurbahn  —  So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden.  Hot damn.  —  about 4 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite  —  If the Twitterverse is to be believed …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Just Had Its CNN Moment  —  It's a great time to be working at Twitter.  —  Remember CNN when the Gulf War started in 1990?  Before then, it was watched mostly by obsessive news followers — people in finance and government, political science professors, insomniacs.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp.'s IGN Buys Hearst's UGO In Preparation For Game Site Spin-Off  —  News Corp., which is getting ready to part with MySpace, is now prepping a move for another one of its big Web properties.  —  The media conglomerate plans to spin out its IGN.com dudes-and-games site …
CBS News:
Lara Logan breaks silence on Cairo assault  —  Talks to Scott Pelley about sexual assault, her rescue and recovery  —  Lara Logan feared she would die a “torturous death” during a sexual assault and beating she suffered at the hands of a violent mob in Egypt's Tahrir Square.
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Village Voice Admits To Spamming Reddit, Begs Forgiveness  —  The power of a social news site comes principally from its community, so when users feel like their service is being manipulated, they take it very personally.  —  Two weeks ago a rag tag team of anonymous Redditors discovered …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Freemium Revisited: Paying For Content-Based Applications  —  Last week, Instapaper's founder Marco Arment gave us a remarkable insight into the economics of content applications.  For readers who haven't used Instapaper on their iPad or iPhone (preferably on both): this application is an absolute must-have.
Discussion: Marco.org
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. in iPad Deal With Apple  —  Time Inc., the country's largest magazine publisher, has reached a deal with Apple Inc. (AAPL) to make all its iPad editions free for print subscribers, marking a break in the impasse between publishers and Apple and lending support to Time's contention …
Discussion: CNET News, Electronista and @radamswsj
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Shelby.tv: A Leanback Experience for Personalized Video  —  Creating personalized recommendations based on a user's social graph could be the holy grail for online video discovery.  One startup looking to tackle that issue is Shelby.tv.  One of the participants at TechStars' most recent Demo Day …
New York Times:
NBC Expected to Pick Curry as ‘Today’ Co-Host  —  NBC is about to shuffle the deck of the most profitable news program on television.  —  The network is expected to hold a news conference Monday morning to announce that Ann Curry will succeed Meredith Vieira as the co-host of “Today,” …
Tami Luhby / CNNMoney.com:
CNN hires Erin Burnett from CNBC  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — CNN said Friday that it has hired CNBC's Erin Burnett to serve as an anchor and chief business and economics correspondent.  —  Burnett will anchor a weekday general news program, as well as contribute to CNN's coverage of national …
Sarah Devlin / Mediaite:
Obama Takes On Trump And Birthers At The White House Correspondents Dinner  —  President Obama was introduced with an intentionally cheesy video package (picture Barney Stinson's video resume from “How I Met Your Mother") set to Rick Derringer's “I Am A Real American” and featuring …
 
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