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11:40 AM ET, May 26, 2011


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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  —  .  —  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 …
Eliot Van Buskirk /
Report: Facebook and Spotify Plan To Help Friends Listen Together
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Atlantic Wire
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Matt Silverman / Mashable!:
Can Modern Mobile Web Apps Loosen Apple's Grip on Tablet Publishing?  —  By now there's little question that the iPad has defined the modern tablet, and media companies have tackled the promising concept of digital subscription publishing with varying degrees of success.
Discussion: Editors Weblog, Thanks:laureni
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