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7:30 AM ET, December 4, 2012

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Jack Shafer:
The Daily didn't fail-Rupert gave up  —  When you're as wealthy as Rupert Murdoch ($9.4 billion) and you control a company as resource-rich as News Corp (market cap $58.1 billion), shuttering a 22-month-old business like The Daily doesn't signify failure as much as it does surrender.
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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
3 Theses About The Daily's Demise  —  The only way to even *know* what readers might like is to allow them to read and share on the open Internet.  —  Knowing what it's like inside a media company, let me state up front that there are epistemological problems in deciding from the outside why The Daily failed.
Discussion: GigaOM, New York Magazine and Poynter
Jim Romenesko:
Why The Daily Failed  —  Trevor Butterworth, who wrote about tech …
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on the News Corp Split: The Rise of Twenty-First Century Fox and The Daily's Demise
Discussion: Digiday and Guardian
John McAfee / Who is McAfee?:
Another Apology.  —  I openly apologize to Vice Magazine for manipulating their recently published photo.  I have been ferocioously put my place by Mr. Rocco for “interfering” with the objectivity of their reporting.  I, for my own safety, manipulated the xif data on the image taken from my cellphone …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Forecast: Internet ad spend will outstrip all print in 2015  —  2015 is the year when internet advertising spend will overtake combined newspaper and magazine ad spend globally, according to ad group ZenithOptimedia's latest forecast.  —  That mark has already been passed in some countries, but not on a worldwide basis.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Hackers Behind Tumblr Worm Say They Warned Tumblr of Vulnerability Weeks Ago  —  Tumblr has been flooded by a worm that's spamming thousands of user's feeds with an anti-Tumblr rant.  In an interview, a spokesman for the group that's apparently behind the hack claims they warned Tumblr weeks ago …
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Amanda Holpuch / Guardian:   Tumblr hit by cyber worm from group engaged in ‘anti-blogging’ campaign
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Hackers claim 8,600 accounts infected in major Tumblr compromise (update: Tumblr responds)
Discussion: Gawker and VentureBeat
Tony Silber / Folio:
Hearst: Making Headway on Mobile but Still Bullish on Print  —  Company likely to test new print mag in 2013, despite 800,000 paid mobile subs.  —  Hearst Magazines has 800,000 paying app customers, and 80 percent of them are new to Hearst brands, making mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Mashable!
Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Obama Said to Consider Vogue Editor Wintour for U.K. Embassy  —  President Barack Obama is considering nominating Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, to be either his next ambassador to the U.K. or France, as he looks to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies that never seem out of fashion …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Cable CEO Lashes Out at Program Costs  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. Chief Executive Glenn Britt issued a stern warning to entertainment companies Monday, saying he will take a “hard look” at each programming contract and drop television channels that “cost too much relative to the value of the service.”
Discussion: bizjournals
BBC:
David Cameron tells editors to set up regulator quickly  —  Lord Hunt: “It's a great opportunity and the industry must seize it”  —  The prime minister has met newspaper editors and says he told them to act quickly to set up a new press regulator in the wake of the Leveson report.
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Partnership Offers Support For Media Entrepreneurs  —  Can the nascent entrepreneurial ideas bouncing around Silicon Valley help reinvent public media?  —  Matter Ventures, a start-up accelerator that will provide four months of financial and logistical support for budding media entrepreneurs …
Discussion: Matter and @andrewhaeg, Thanks:@patmix
Steven Swinford / Telegraph:
Met Police ignored “vociferous” phone hacking warnings from own detectives  —  Senior detectives have questioned the Metropolitan Police's version of events over phone hacking after claiming that “vociferous” warnings were ignored and that official records are “inaccurate”.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
Apple's ITunes Would Be One of World's Biggest Media Companies  —  Photograph by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images  —  Apple has more than 435 million iTunes accounts stored in the company's database, according to Talal Khan, an analyst.  —  Google, Facebook and even Yahoo have been hailed …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
BuzzFeed's latest: Is this the future of magazines?  —  What happens if you cross the editorial precision of a magazine with the latest bells and whistles of web publishing?  Viral site BuzzFeed hopes the answer looks like the long-form feature it published last week on the history of video games.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Longform journalism morphs in print as it finds a new home online  —  As technology has renewed attention to longform journalism with platforms, apps and sites like Instapaper, LongReads, Byliner, The Atavist, Kindle Singles and The Longform iPad app to name a few, I wondered: Does longform journalism still have a place in print?
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
These Numbers Show Why The New York Times Is Firing More Journalists  —  The New York Times announced another round of newsroom cost cuts this morning, with editor Jill Abramson seeking voluntary resignations from 30 senior editors.  —  If 30 editors don't accept the buyouts, the NYT will proceed to involuntary firings.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
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Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly:
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Discussion: Fast Company and CJR
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Felix Salmon / CJR:
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Discussion: Slate, 90WPM and NetNewsCheck Latest
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
CNN set to launch syndicated Latino programming
Discussion: TVNewser and The Huffington Post
Carl Swanson / New York Magazine:
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Discussion: bookforum.com, Betabeat and The Awl
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
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