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6:25 AM ET, May 26, 2011


 Top News: 
Parmy Olson / Disruptors:
Facebook To Launch Music Service With Spotify  —  .  —  Facebook has partnered with Spotify on a music-streaming service that could be launched in as little as two weeks, sources close to the deal have told Forbes.  —  The integrated service is currently going through testing …
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 …
Eliot Van Buskirk /
Report: Facebook and Spotify Plan To Help Friends Listen Together
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and SAI
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Will Publishers Choose the Open Web Over Apple's Walled Garden?  —  More and more magazine publishers are signing up with Apple to offer subscriptions through their iPad apps, including Conde Nast — which rolled out in-app subscriptions for Wired and GQ today — and Hearst.
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Thanks:mathewi
Matt Silverman / Mashable!:
Can Modern Mobile Web Apps Loosen Apple's Grip on Tablet Publishing?
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 …
Om Malik /
Reed Elsevier Leads $6M Investment in GigaOM  —  Reed Elsevier Ventures — the London-based venture arm of Reed Elsevier, one of the largest publishing companies — is leading a $6 million investment in the parent company behind GigaOM,, GigaOM Events and GigaOM Pro.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
‘The Daily’ Is About To Hit A Million Downloads  —  This next panel I'm very excited about, tablet publishing.  We've got the publisher of The Daily, Greg Clayme and CEO of Betaworks, John Borthwick, who until recently was also the CEO of one of the Betaworks ' companies, bitly …
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory  —  The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history.  Inside America's Unfair and Imbalanced Network  —  By  —  At the Fox News holiday party the year the network overtook archrival CNN in the cable ratings …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Future of TV?  ‘American Idol’ taps Facebook events  —  For several days leading up to this weeks two-episode season finale of American Idol, the show's website encouraged fans to RSVP to the show on Facebook:  —  As of this afternoon, 25,000 people RSVP'd for the event, some inviting their friends to attend, as well.
CNBC Anchor Mark Haines Dies Unexpectedly at Age 65  —  Veteran journalist Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening.  He was 65 years old.  —  Haines, founding anchor of CNBC's morning show “Squawk Box,” was co-anchor of the network's “Squawk on the Street” …
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
‘Free’ New York Times Twitter feed appears to be shut down (The Cutline)  —  ‘Free’ New York Times Twitter feed appears to be shut down  —  When the New York Times first unveiled its much-anticipated online paywall in March, several enterprising hackers soon discovered ways to circumvent it.
Tom Acitelli / New York Observer:
Sulzberger on The Times' Print Lifers.... Dueling Water Analogies for Web Media
Discussion: Betabeat and Editors Weblog
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Bloomberg's Tyrangiel: Website Revamp Represents Best Bid For Influence  —  The remaking of into a more appealing news site for a general business professional and major brand advertisers is being fully rolled out this morning with a heavy dose of opinion.
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.
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