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12:35 PM ET, May 26, 2011


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Takes Online Rivals' Technology for a Spin  —  Comcast Corp., facing a growing threat from online video services, is fighting fire with fire.  —  The country's largest cable-service provider soon will start testing a new way to deliver its television channels, co-opting …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Zuckerberg: All Of Media Should Go Social Like Games Have  —  Facebook won't try to offer music, movie or book services - but CEO Mark Zuckerberg has grand pronouncements for those sectors nevertheless. … Whilst almost religiously celebrating internet users' ability to share …
Parmy Olson / Disruptors:
Facebook To Launch Music Service With Spotify
Eliot Van Buskirk /
Report: Facebook and Spotify Plan To Help Friends Listen Together
Discussion: Disruptors and hypebot
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
HuffPo Employees Flee AOL After “Brutal” “Awful” “Worst Few Weeks”  —  Since Aol purchased the Huffington Post from Arianna Huffington in February for $315 million most of the subsequent coverage has focused on the widespread layoffs of Aol employees; the hiring of experienced reporters …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Huffington-ization Of AOL Continues With Daily Finance Reset  —  AOL's Daily Finance channel has been one of its most highly trafficked over the past few years, but as the integration with Huffington Post continues apace, changes are coming.  The company is announcing several new hires for the site …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
ABC Deal Close for Katie Couric  —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  The network is nearing an agreement with Katie Couric after upping the ante on a lucrative syndication offer.  Howard Kurtz reports on the behind-the-scenes bidding for Couric's daytime show.  —  When Katie Couric started looking …
Lauren Goode / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Groupon Founders Turn To Financal News With Benzinga Investment  —  In their latest investment through a separate seed fund, two Groupon founders are turning their attention towards a new area: financial news. … Lightbank, the seed fund created by Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell …
Discussion: and DailyDeal Media
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Ed Schultz Apologizes On The Ed Show For Calling Laura Ingraham A ‘Right-Wing Slut’  —  MSNBC's Ed Schultz, suspended by MSNBC Wednesday evening for calling conservative radio host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his nationally syndicated radio show, addressed his comments …
Jessica Roy / 10,000 Words:
Humans vs. Cyborgs: Four Ways @NYTimes Has Changed This Week  —  On Monday, New York Times social media editors Lexi Mainland and Liz Heron announced from the @NYTimes account that all week long, they would be engaging in a social experiment: the automated @NYTimes Twitter account …
Noah Davis / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Magazine Editors Are 100% Sure Tumblrs Are Driving Subscriptions, But They Can't Prove It  —  The stunning success of Tumblr continues to filter its way across the internet landscape.  —  The rapidly maturing microblogging platform recently passed 250 million page views per day, shocking even founder David Karp.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal and the Daily News Finding Revenue from Ashton Kutcher-backed SeatGeek  —  SeatGeek, the New York-based marketplace for premium tickets for sporting and entertainment events, is driving revenue for big publishers including Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal …
Les Luchter / MediaPost:
Study: Online Video Ads Beat TV Ads In Viewer Recall  —  Viewers pay more attention to online video ads than to traditional TV commercials and also recall them better, according to new research that utilized Affectiva's facial tracking algorithms and second-by-second biometric modeling of cognition, excitement and stress levels.
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
DMGT: Profits tumble in regions but rise for Daily Mail  —  Profits at Daily Mail and General Trust's Northcliffe regional newspapers division halved to £4m in the first half of this year.  —  But there was better news for Mail Online, the Daily Mail website, where its 66 million monthly browsers …
Discussion: Guardian and paidContent:UK
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Glenn Beck Planning Web TV Channel GBTV, Tagline: ‘The Truth Lives Here’  —  Outgoing Fox News host Glenn Beck and his company, Mercury Radio Arts, are developing a new service called “GBTV,” which will be a web-based TV channel, according to sources familiar with the matter as well as trademark applications filed by the company.
Jason / Nokia Conversations:
CNN and Nokia announce plans to collaborate to deliver mobile news and rich mapping  —  GLOBAL - Today Nokia and news network CNN have announced plans for an international agreement which will see Nokia providing rich mapping services to the network.  You may have already seen the first fruits …
Discussion: CNN
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