Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
Google just got ZAGAT Rated! — “Did you know there's a place in Menlo Park near the Safeway that has a 27 food rating?” one of my friends asked me that about two years ago, and I was struck because I immediately knew what it meant. Food rating... 30 point scale... Zagat. And the place... had to be good.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, DealBook, @marissamayer, Forbes, Reuters, AdAge, Gawker, Zagat Buzz, TechCrunch, Betabeat, Business Insider, Media & Entertainment, Eater National, paidContent:UK, VentureBeat, The New York Observer, Adweek, Beet.TV, Computerworld, The Wrap, ClickZ, VatorNews, Fortune, PE Hub Blog, Screenwerk, CNNMoney.com, GeekWire, msnbc.com, Globe and Mail, MarketingVox News & Trends, Fast Company, @jeremyhfisher, @jeffjarvis, ReadWriteWeb, AllThingsD, New York Magazine, GalleyCat, Gannett Blog, Techi.com, CNET News, Felix Salmon, LAUNCH, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Hillicon Valley, PC Magazine, Techland, The Next Web, Mashable!, GigaOM and eBookNewser, more at Techmeme »
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google Buys Zagat Ratings, Rocks Local
@marissamayer: Acquisition announcement haiku: Delightful deal done; Zagat and Google now one; foodies have more fun! http://t.co/T2gZ4yC #gogooglelocal
Edwin Chan / Reuters: Google buys Zagat in local push; vies with Yelp
Kunur Patel / AdAge: Google Buys Zagat: It's All About Local
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Zagat Guide Is Now Run By Google's Cupcake Maniac
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Google Acquires Zagat To Flesh Out Local Reviews
Steve Kovach / Business Insider: Google Buys Zagat — Restaurant Ratings To Bolster Yelp Killer And Groupon Killer
Paula Forbes / Eater National: Zagat Wire: Google Acquires Zagat to Get Into the Local Review Business
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:UK: Google Acquires Zagat. Will The Service Now Become Free?
Emily Witt / The New York Observer: Google Buys Zagat
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Google Buys Zagat
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Google Aquires Zagat Guide: Our Interview with Nina Zagat
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap: Google Gobbles Up Zagat to Bolster Local Content
Christopher Heine / ClickZ: Google Adds Zagat to Its Local Buffet
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Google buys consumer review service Zagat
Dan Primack / Fortune: Will Google try to fold OpenTable?
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: With Google's Buy of Zagat, Kleiner Perkins and GA Cash Out After a Decade
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google + Zagat, What Do Y'all Think?
John Cook / GeekWire: Google gobbles up Zagat
Sean Stanleigh / Globe and Mail: Google buys restaurant review service Zagat
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Twitter's User Tally, Google Acquires Zagat, Facebook Earned $500M In 2011 (So Far), HTC Sues Apple
Jeremy Fisher / @jeremyhfisher: Tim Zagat once told me a story about how he passed on angel investing in Google. Today his company got acquired by them http://t.co/D8NQQQ9
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Google *acquiring* Zagat as a content company would concern me (channel conflict). As a platform for reviews.... interesting
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Acquires Restaurant Review Publisher Zagat
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Google Acquires Zagat to Beef Up Local Reviews
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: Google Acquires Zagat
Connor Livingston / Techi.com: Google takes another deep stab at Yelp by buying Zagat
Larry Dignan / CNET News: Google buys Zagat, in original-content gambit
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google buys Zagat, a pioneer in restaurant ratings
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: Google buys restaurant reviewer Zagat
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Google Acquires Zagat to Boost Local Offerings
Jared Newman / Techland: Google Gobbles Up Zagat
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Google Acquires Zagat
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Google buys Zagat to add people power to its algorithms
Nate Hoffelder / eBookNewser: Google Bought Zagat
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google acquires Zagat, enters original content business — Summary: Google said that Zagat will “be a cornerstone of our local offering.” Zagat is best known for its original reviews and rating service. — Google on Thursday acquired Zagat in an effort to bolster its local products with the restaurant rating service.
Discussion: broadstuff, Computerworld and WebProNews, more at Techmeme »
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Google, Zagat...who is eating whose lunch?
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Zagat Acquired by Google
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Paton: Too Early To Say Whether MediaNews Paywalls Stay Up — Journal Register CEO John Paton has been a vocal opponent of using paywalls to increase digital revenue for newspapers, as have his advisory board members Jeff Jarvis, Emily Bell and Jay Rosen. But what happens now that he is also the CEO …
Discussion: Poynter, mediabistro.com, Guardian, San Francisco Peninsula … and eMedia Vitals
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 09.08.11
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: US pseudo-merger points the way to a new journalistic future
San Francisco Peninsula / San Francisco Peninsula …: John Paton replaces Singleton as MNG's CEO
When digital ads pay for local news
When digital ads pay for local news
Discussion: BrauBlog, Street Fight, Journal Register Company, GigaOM, News for Digital Journalists and The Buttry Diary
David Brauer / BrauBlog: Journal Register CEO Paton to also run Pioneer Press owner Media News | David Brauer Blog
David Hirschman / Street Fight: Street Fight Daily: 09.08.11
Jonathan Cooper / Journal Register Company: Journal Register Company Announces The Creation of Digital First Media Inc.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Is John Paton the savior newspapers have been waiting for?
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of ComboCo — Editor's Note: Each week …
The newsonomics of ComboCo — Editor's Note: Each week …
Discussion: Future of Journalism, paidContent, Digital First and Poynter
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Digital First Media - Building profitable web-based local media: when digital ads pay
Ken Doctor / paidContent: The Coming Local-Newspaper Rollup
Jxpaton / Digital First: Digital First: The Next Step
Wall Street Journal:
Content Deluge Swamps Yahoo — Yahoo, Rivals Fetch Less for Ads as Services That Sift Through Web Gain an Edge — Ousted Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Carol Bartz faced a plight all too familiar to many of her peers: Making money off digital content isn't easy and it's getting harder.
Discussion: Fortune, On Media's Blog, GigaOM, George Dearing dot com and Editors Weblog, more at Techmeme »
Patricia Sellers / Fortune: Carol Bartz exclusive: Yahoo “f—ed me over”
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: A rocky week for AOL and Yahoo
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: With Bartz out at Yahoo, is AOL's Tim Armstrong next?
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — The British National Union …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Arrington out at AOL (for real this time) — Not TechCrunch editor. Not AOL Ventures employee. Michael Arrington is on his own. — It has been a very long week for AOL. And it's about to get even longer. — Last Thursday, word leaked that one of its employees …
Discussion: A VC, eMedia Vitals, The Atlantic Wire, Poynter, TechCrunch, PE Hub Blog, Time, Adweek, paidContent, Forbes, The New York Observer, The Awl, VentureBeat, Editors Weblog, Betabeat, broadstuff, Geek News Central, Medacity, New York Magazine, FT Tech Hub, WebProNews, Business Insider, Future of Journalism, Gawker, CNET News, ShortFormBlog, Mixed Media, American Journalism Review, Fox News and MediaPost, more at Techmeme »
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire: After Arrington: Anarchy at TechCrunch
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: After Bartz, Armstrong Looks to Be Next
Harry McCracken / Time: The TechCrunch Crack-Up: Unfortunate and Inevitable
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Bartz May Collect Over $10M in Severance
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Huffington Post Starts Publishing E-Books
Kashmir Hill / Forbes: When Boardroom Disputes Go Viral
Adrianne Jeffries / The New York Observer: Come On, Really: How Influential Is TechCrunch?
Choire Sicha / The Awl: If Michael Arrington is Fired, Why is TechCrunch Publishing?
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: AOL reportedly drops TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington for real this time, techies chime in
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: What is Journalism? Does Arrington have the answer?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: W(h)ither TechCrunch
Duncan Riley / Medacity: AOL Arrington Scandal Proves Only One Thing: It's Time For Tim Armstrong To Go
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: Michael Arrington Reportedly Fired From AOL
Phill Tutt / FT Tech Hub: PC sales growth set to slow - Gartner
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Arrington and AOL: The Final Chapter
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Fortune: AOL has decided to terminate Michael Arrington
Steven Musil / CNET News: TechCrunch's Michael Arrington fired by AOL?
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: AOL-TechCrunch Saga Gets the Taiwanimation Treatment
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review: An Obvious Choice for AOL
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Arrington Fires Back At AOL
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
ESPN Signs News Rights Deal With NFL — Keeps ‘Monday Night Football’ through 2021 — Jumping the gun on the kickoff of the pro football season Thursday night, Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN unit has signed an extension with the NFL that will keep Monday Night Football on the cable channel for eight more years.
Discussion: Multichannel, Adweek, Forbes, MediaPost and mediabistro.com
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel: Updated: ESPN Kicks Off New Eight-Year, $14 Billion NFL Deal
Anthony Crupi / Adweek: ESPN Re-Ups Monday Night Football Pact Through 2012
Tom Van Riper / Forbes: The NFL's TV Bounty
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: ESPN Kicks Off ‘Monday Night Football’ Through 2021
Los Angeles Times:
How high can fees for sports rights go?
How high can fees for sports rights go?
Discussion: rbr.com and Company Town
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Inside Gawker Media's First Company-Wide Meeting — Last night, Gawker Media held its first real company-wide meeting at the Crosby Hotel screening room, down in the hotel's swank basement. Honcho Nick Denton gave a speech from the stage—just like a real grown-up company, and also totally not.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Washington Post publisher Weymouth sees new media as ‘them,’ not ‘us’ — Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth draws a big, bold line between “old media” like the Post and “new media” such as blogs and citizen journalists. — The Post is embracing the new “tools” of online journalism …
Discussion: Zombie Journalism and J-Lab
David Karp discusses Tumblr's growing pains — The very platform this post is appearing on is undergoing a bit of a revolution. The rise of blogs over the past decade has begun to give way to microblogging platforms, such as Twitter and Tumblr. The difference between the two is that microblogs tend …
Glamour Publisher Job Goes to Jason Wagenheim, Publisher of Entertainment Weekly — Conde Nast's decision to name Jason Wagenheim the new publisher at Glamour sparks yet another turnover in the publisher's job at Entertainment Weekly. Mr. Wagenheim had only been running EW since December.
Discussion: MinOnline, FishbowlNY and The New York Observer
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Jason Wagenheim Named Glamour VP/Publisher
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Publisher of Entertainment Weekly Moves to Glamour
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Jason Wagenheim Named Publisher of Glamour
Jim Colgan / Poynter:
How journalists are using the iPad to enhance their reporting — Many journalists know what it's like to have a source freeze when you pull out a microphone or start recording them on camera. What were once colorful anecdotes can quickly turn into stilted monologues.
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: The iPad as a reporting tool
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Our Policy On Anonymous Sources — Last week, NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen asked about our policy on anonymous sources. — Here is that policy: — We will grant anonymity to any source at any time for any reason. — The logic for this policy is simple.
Dean Starkman / CJR:
A Heavy Blow to The Wall Street Journal — Anyone who thinks the departure of Alix M. Freedman, the WSJ's Page One editor, a twenty-seven-year Journal mainstay, and winner of one of the more storied Pulitzers in my old paper's storied past, is inside-baseball for media types is dead wrong.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Top WSJ Editor Jumps Ship
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
No, licensing journalists isn't the answer — Is the media industry in turmoil? Clearly it is, with publishers fighting declines in circulation and advertising revenue, combined with competition from digital-native entities such as blog networks and the “democracy of distribution” …
Affinity, Zinio Team For Digital Mag Research — Responding to surging public interest in tablet-style computers and e-readers, and the associated wave of digital editions of magazines, magazine research company Affinity has partnered with Zinio, a digital magazine publisher and virtual newsstand …
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Affinity, Zinio team for digital magazine research
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Taptu Working With Publishers On Content Discovery With New Funding — Taptu is building a version of its tablet newsreader product that third-party publishers can use to promote their own content, and has locked up $3.5 million in new funding to help make it happen.
Discussion: MediaFile, Adweek and VentureBeat
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile: Taptu gets new funding, readies new social media B2B platform
Anthony Ha / Adweek: Mobile News Startup Taptu Raises Another $3.5M
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Taptu scores $3.5M to build Tapform news DJ app platform