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10:55 AM ET, September 9, 2011


 Top News: 
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
After AOL Rules Out TechCrunch Sale to Arrington, Tense Severance Negotiations Taking Place  —  AOL is still engaged in complex severance negotiations with TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington, which some close to the situation warn could eventually end in court if not resolved.
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Analysis: AOL's Armstrong feeling the heat with Project Devil  —  (Reuters) - Forget the Michael Arrington sideshow — AOL boss Tim Armstrong has a bigger problem, involving the “Project Devil” advertising unit.  —  Project Devil, which is a large-ad format with interactive panels that dominate a Web page …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
What Publishers Can Learn From Online Retailers  —  What does content mean for online retailers, and how can publishers successfully work commerce into their websites?  Those were the questions discussed at a Financial Times panel in NYC last night.  “There are lots of things …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Hey Twitter, you are a media entity now — embrace it  —  In an informal chat at Twitter headquarters on Thursday, chief executive Dick Costolo talked about some of the numbers behind the service (as Erica reported earlier), including the fact that the network has over 100 million active users now.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NI to launch new online service  —  News International advertises jobs for new online and mobile service dedicated to sport and showbiz  —  A new online and mobile service dedicated to sport and showbiz is to be launched in the wake of the closure of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch's News International.
Discussion: paidContent, The Next Web and Medacity
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
How to Watch the NFL on the Web, Legally, for Free  —  Remember when it seemed like this year's pro football season could be cancelled or delayed because of a fight between millionaires and billionaires?  —  Phew!  The NFL kicks off tonight, on schedule, on NBC, when the Saints play the Packers.
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Scripps Launches Live Streaming to Mobile Devices  —  Wifi simulcast may be lifeline at times of severe weather  —  The Scripps station group has taken a major step toward keeping its viewers connected on myriad platforms, as it launches live streaming apps in its nine markets that …
Discussion: MediaPost and
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Newspaper Chain Drops Righthaven — ‘It Was a Dumb Idea’  —  The new chief executive of MediaNews Group, publisher of the Denver Post and 50 other newspapers, said it was “a dumb idea” for the nation's second-largest newspaper chain to sign up with copyright troll Righthaven.
Discussion: Adweek
Alex Goldman / On the Media:
Jonathan Weber / The Bay Citizen:
A Moment of Change for The Bay Citizen  —  I'm both happy and sad to announce an important change at The Bay Citizen: I have stepped down as editor in chief, and my colleague Steve Fainaru will be taking over as interim editor in chief.  I'm leaving to pursue a new opportunity, the details of which will be announced shortly.
Nato-led forces killed BBC reporter in Afghanistan  —  Ahmed Omed Khpulwak sent text messages saying: “Death has come”  —  The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan has admitted it mistakenly killed BBC reporter Ahmed Omed Khpulwak in July.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Homicide Watch D.C., buoyed by big growth, seeks a new home in a local newsroom  —  Since we last checked in with Homicide Watch D.C., Laura Amico has continued to make good on her site's promise: Mark every death. … Amico, a former newspaper reporter, has indexed the victims, suspects …
Discussion: Street Fight and TBD All News
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Social media (mostly Twitter) resources for journalists  —  Here are resources to help journalists using Twitter and other social media.  —  For the last few months, as I've been visiting Journal Register Co. newsrooms and blogging more tips for journalists using social media …
Paul Tash / St. Petersburg Times:
Pay for staffers at St. Petersburg Times cut five percent for five months under new cost-saving plan  —  Pay for full-time employees at the St. Petersburg Times will be cut by five percent until January 2012 under a new cost-savings plan implemented by the newspaper starting Monday.
Discussion: Poynter
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
More apps doesn't mean more usage  —  More apps doesn't necessarily translate into more app usage, according to new research of tablet users by research firm GfK MRI.  The research also found that the app store is the main way tablet users search for apps — underscoring the need for publishers …
Quote and Comment:
Journalists Washing Their Hands of the Truth.  —  NPR goes all “He Said, She Said” on us.  Do they really think that fools anyone?  —  The audio clip (3:42) is an NPR report about a new set of regulations for abortion clinics that the state of Kansas has tried to put in place.
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.
Morning News lays off employees as ad decline continues  —  Dallas Business Journal by Lance Murray , Digital Content Producer  —  The Dallas Morning News laid off a reported 38 employees on Tuesday as the paper's parent company, A.H. Belo Corp., contends with a continued decline in advertising revenues at its newspapers.
Discussion: MediaPost
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Washington Post publisher Weymouth sees new media as ‘them,’ not ‘us’
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
No, licensing journalists isn't the answer
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Glamour Publisher Job Goes to Jason Wagenheim, Publisher of Entertainment Weekly
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From Techmeme:

Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

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