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2:20 PM ET, May 6, 2011

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Can The Wall Street Journal Replace WikiLeaks?  —  NEW YORK — The Wall Street Journal wasnât on the receiving end of major WikiLeaks document dumps on Iraq, Afghanistan, the State Dept. and Guantanamo Bay.  But the Journal may have found a way to cut out the middleman and convince leakers to go straight to the paper's editors.
The Atlantic Online:
The Wall Street Journal Launches a WikiLeaks Competitor, SafeHouse
Peter Stevenson / New York Times:
Tina Brown Is Still Hungry for Buzz  —  Around sunset on a recent spring evening in Manhattan, a nervous-looking young woman was clutching a clipboard outside the entrance to the East 57th Street apartment belonging to Tina Brown and Harry Evans.  Guests were shown into a large room filled …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Christina Norman To Exit OWN, Peter Liguori To Take Over As Interim CEO  —  After a little over than 2 years on the job, Christina Norman is leaving as CEO of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.  Peter Liguori, COO of Discovery Communications, who has been hands-on involved in OWN …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Book Publishers, AOL To Launch New Book Recommendation Site  —  Three big publishers and AOL are set to launch Bookish, a “new digital platform for readers”.  Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, and CBS' Simon & Schuster are backing the new site, which is supposed to launch this summer …
Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. Times publisher Eddy Hartenstein named CEO of Tribune Co.  —  Eddy Hartenstein, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, has been named president and CEO of Tribune Co. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)  —  Los Angeles Times publisher Eddy Hartenstein was named chief executive of Tribune Co. …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Does Posting Things to Twitter Make You a Journalist?  —  There's been a lot of discussion about what the U.S. military strike on Osama bin Laden's compound says about the state of the media today, and the latest debate is whether Sohaib Athar — the Pakistani resident who live-tweeted the raid — is a journalist or not.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Swears He's Not Going to Kill HBO: “We Compete Like Football and Baseball”  —  So we've heard what Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes thinks about Netflix.  What does Reed Hastings think about Time Warner?  —  He's full of good will, too!
Discussion: Multichannel and TVbytheNumbers
Reuters:
Blavatnik's Access wins Warner Music bid - source  —  Billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries has won the auction to take control of Warner Music Group Corp (WMG.N) with an offer of $8.25 a share, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The agreement, which is expected …
Chris Crum / WebProNews:
Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative  —  It's a big day for Demand Media, with that earnings report and all.  It will be very interesting to see how the stock goes.  —  We had the opportunity to chat with Larry Fitzgibbon, Demand Media's EVP …
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Demand Media Reports A Better-Than-Expected Jump In Sales
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Condé leapfrogs Hearst in iPad digital mag derby  —  Conde Nast is very close to a deal to begin selling digital subscriptions via Apple's iPad.  —  The New Yorker will become the first publication from the S.I. Newhouse, Jr., empire to be available via subscription on the popular tablet …
Discussion: Adweek, FishbowlNY and Bloggasm
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Flipboard Triples Daily Usage in Two Months After Speed Improvements  —  Flipboard, the leading social news app for iPad, has tripled daily usage in the last two months, CEO Mike McCue said in a chat on Thursday.  The app now sees eight to nine million daily “flips.”
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Fox ends contracts of Gingrich, Santorum  —  Fox News has terminated its contracts with former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Senator Rick Santorum after the deadline for them to decide on presidential bids passed on May 1, a source familiar with the move told POLITICO.
Amol Sharma / India Real Time:
Pakistan's Twitter Diplomacy on Journalist Visas … In the past few days, India-based journalists have found it impossible to get a visa to go to Pakistan and cover the fallout of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.  —  But a complaint on Twitter by NDTV's Barkha Dutt apparently got …
Alex Leo:
The Four Kinds of NYT Headlines  —  About the author  —  Alex Leo is a writer and internet enthusiast living in New York City.  Her work has appeared on ABCNews.com, The Daily Beast, Jezebel, The Hairpin, Crushable and more.  Leo was a senior editor at the Huffington Post and an associate producer at ABC News.
 
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Bloomberg:
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube is Managing Graphic, Violent Videos from the Middle East with Community Help
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
As If The Switch From AOL News To HuffPo Isn't Confusing Enough
Discussion: Cision and BuzzFeed
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
New: Google Showing Recent Stories From News Sites With News Snippet
Nico / nicoblog:
Tweet First, Verify Later? Real-time web, Social Media Curation and Verification
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The (Cable) Empire Strikes Back
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Bloomberg:
IAC's Diller Says His ‘Failure’ With Deals Meant A New CEO Was Needed
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Five Washington Post departures announced today
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Karen Weise / New York Times:
Amazon launches Amazon Q, a workplace-focused AI assistant that starts at $20/user/month and competes with ChatGPT Enterprise, Microsoft's Copilot, and others

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Ikea announces new smart home sensors: Parasoll, for doors and windows, Vallhorn, for motion, and Badring, for water leakages, on sale in H1 2024 for under $10

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Europol, Norway, the US, Ukraine, and other countries arrest members of a ransomware group in Ukraine linked to attacks on organizations in 71 countries

 
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