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3:25 AM ET, May 10, 2011

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Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Unveil Online Music Service  —  Google Inc. is preparing as early as Tuesday to unveil a new online music service similar to a service recently launched by Amazon.com Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, a move that escalates the battle to create the next generation …
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Welcome to the future of video.  Please stay a while.  —  It's a Saturday and you want to watch your favorite YouTube star's show, a big Hollywood movie, a clip of your friend's weekend in Austin, a newly-released music video, a global sporting event, a live concert and breaking news from Japan.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Hints At Major Studio Deals, Adding 3,000 New Movies For Rent
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
Liveblogging/Tweeting the 2011 Ellies  —  Minute-by-minute updates from consumer publishing's big night.  —  The consumer magazine elite will gather tonight at 583 Park Avenue for one of the biggest events in publishing—the 46th annual presentation of the American Society …
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MPA:
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NAMED MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR AT 2011 NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS DINNER  —  Katie Couric Hosts Awards; Tom Wolfe Honored  —  The winners of the 2011 National Magazine Awards were announced tonight at the annual awards presentation at 583 Park Avenue in New York City.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Curry to Replace Vieira on ‘Today’  —  NBC announced on Monday that Ann Curry will replace Meredith Vieira as a principal host of “Today” next month, marking a major transition for television's top-rated morning show.  —  NBC expects the transition to be a smooth one for viewers because Ms. Curry …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Demand CEO Richard Rosenblatt Talks Panda  —  Last week, after he turned in better-than-expected earnings and tried to explain to a worried Wall Street how the search algorithm changes at Google, called Panda, were significant but not devastating to his business, BoomTown had a short phone interview …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Time Inc. on iPad Subscriptions in the App Store: ‘We Have Chosen Not to Do That’  —  Time Inc. Names Emerging Digital Platforms Chief at Key Time for Magazines on Tablets  —  The major magazine companies continued their escalating battle to win consumers on the iPad and other tablets today …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
News Corp. Appears To Favour Softer Paid Model For Britain's Biggest Paper  —  Back in 2009, Rupert Murdoch declared: “We intend to charge for all our news websites.”  Two years on, and it's becoming clear that some will be less charged-for than others.  —  Asked why the website …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Launches ‘Share On Tumblr’ Button For Publishers  —  Following in the footsteps of Facebook, Twitter, Digg and even Google, blogging platform Tumblr has released its ‘Share On Tumblr’ button, which allows publishers to add a button encouraging users to share their content on Tumblr …
Discussion: Tumblr Staff, Betabeat and Lost Remote
The Atlantic Wire:
Citizen Journalism in the Arab World: A Messy ‘First Draft of History’  —  The Columbia Journalism Review recently called NPR social-media strategist Andy Carvin, who's turned his Twitter feed into an invaluable fire hose of on-the-ground updates on the uprisings in the Arab world, a …
Caleb Garling / Underwire:
Music Site Gives Bands New Way to Lure ‘Pay What You Want’ Fans  —  Dave Kuster, Michael Torkildsen and John Pointer hope to usher in a new era of patronage with Patronism.  —  Photo: Ryan Miller Photography  —  A new “pay what you want” subscription service called Patronism gives musicians …
Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Red Bull plans lifestyle magazine  —  Red Bull, the energy drink that changed the way many folks consume beverages, now wants to be a player in how people consume media.  —  Today, the brand with the high-caffeine kick, will announce plans to publish in the U.S. a glossy, lifestyle magazine, The Red Bulletin.
Discussion: 5 Blogs Before Lunch
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Longreads Goes Social With Community Picks And Aims For Sustainability  —  If you're a fan of reading long-form content online, you probably already know what Longreads is.  If not, you should.  It's the best way to find content between 1,500 and 30,000 words on the web.
Discussion: Longreads, Thanks:markarms
New York Post:
Hobbling gasbag  —  Gasbag Keith Olbermann can't seem to wrangle staff for his Current TV show, “Countdown.”  Still in need of an executive producer and other staff, famously difficult Olbermann has crawled back to his contacts at MSNBC, many of whom he offended while there, to beg for staff.
Discussion: Chickaboomer and The Daily Caller
Sam Schechner / Speakeasy:
TV's Future Looks Incredible If You Ask TV Executives … Television's advertising market is seeing big inflation—in how media executives describe the market's strength.  —  With just a couple weeks left before they start to wrangle with Madison Avenue over ad prices for the fall TV season …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Adweek:
First Mover Interview: David Westin  —  Adweek: What will this new News Licensing Group you're running do?  —  David Westin: We have technology that will allow us to track news reports as they get posted on the Internet and appear on mobile, so news providers know who's getting exposure to their material and how they're coming to it.
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
The Best Media Writer at the NYT  —  New York Times columnist Virginia Heffernan, by some chattering class estimates the best media writer at the paper, has a brain many brainy men have fallen in love with—sometimes to their peril.  One of those men is socialite and investment banker Euan Rellie.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Digital Ad Firms Crash TV's Upfront  —  Digital ad firms and start-ups are crashing one of the television industry's biggest events—a procession of glitzy presentations to advertisers dubbed the “upfront”—by hosting competing events and parties in a bid to tap into the annual ad-spending frenzy.
Lauren Dugan / AllTwitter:
Twitter “Barely Registers As A Referring Source” For News Websites  —  My bet is, you share a lot of links on Twitter.  Of course, that's no risky bet: if you're active on Twitter, chances are you use it not only for waxing philosophical about traffic jams, but also to share and retweet news you find with your followers.
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Mark McClusky / @markmcc:
So excited that we'll have subscriptions for the @wired iPad edition, starting with June issue. And May is still available for free!
Discussion: MediaMemo
Ahmad F Al-Shagra / The Next Web:
Al Jazeera English Lands on Android & BlackBerry
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Keeps Up Hiring-Rob Barrett Named as Head of News and Finance
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Hey NYTimes, Where's the Link?
Discussion: Rebooting The News
Jeremy Beiler / New York Times:
Stars Gain Control of Online Images
Discussion: Jezebel
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
A TV Project Planned on Female Leadership
 Earlier Picks: 
Guardian:
Alleged details of injunctions tweeted
Discussion: Gawker and AllTwitter
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Dateline NBC takes Facebook engagement to new level
Discussion: rbr.com and MediaPost
Wall Street Journal:
In Mexico, Rare Headwinds Buffet Slim
Discussion: Mogulite
The Independent:
Stephen Glover: Can newspaper ‘apps’ ever make a profit?
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
European Ventures Seek to Fill a Void in World News
Discussion: Noted
Morning Gloria / Jezebel:
Hillary Clinton Photoshopped Out of Situation Room Photo [Wtf]