Google reverses decision, restores several links to Guardian stories after publisher protests — Google reverses decision to delete British newspaper links — (Reuters) - Google Inc GOOGL.O GOOG.O on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper …
Discussion: RT, Gigaom, The Age, New York Times, @dannysullivan, @diodesign, @dannysullivan, @xor, @mathewi, @jledbetter, Guardian, Guardian and Engadget
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: The EU's “right to be forgotten” is a bad idea, and Google is handling it exactly the right way
Rose Powell / The Age: Media backlash on ‘Right To Be Forgotten’
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: Guardian explanation links restored makes no sense http://www.theguardian.com/... & weren't even gone http://marketingland.com/... pic.twitter.com/4h8CCPn1HR
Chris Williams / @diodesign: Oh, just like that, eh? “Google reverses decision to delete British newspaper links” http://www.reuters.com/... cc @AndrewOrlowski
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: I know Guardian mistakenly assumed links were pulled for some searches yesterday & wondering if they're seeing them back & assuming reversal
Parker Higgins / @xor: Do you think I hedged this statement enough? Jeez. http://www.reuters.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Lol — I thought it was fine RT @xor: Do you think I hedged this statement enough? Jeez. http://www.reuters.com/... http://twitter.com/...
James Ledbetter / @jledbetter: Google can't remember how to forget. http://www.reuters.com/...
Sharif Sakr / Engadget: Google forced to ‘forget’ history of Merrill Lynch CEO's incompetence (update)
Lauren Tara Lacapra / Reuters:
Ex-Merrill CEO says he has ‘no knowledge’ of Google search wipe
Ex-Merrill CEO says he has ‘no knowledge’ of Google search wipe
Discussion: Marketing Land
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
How The Weather Channel hunts for innovation — The Weather Channel has found an unlikely new application for its weather data — fitness. — OutSider, the company's new “biometeorological” app, lets runners measure and track how the weather affects their outdoor workouts …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Nigerian editor missing since Tuesday — Abuja, Nigeria, July 3, 2014—The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on Tuesday and has not been seen since. — Thomas Thomas, editor of the thrice-weekly …
Discussion: Premium Times Nigeria
Lisa Granatstein / Adweek:
Longtime Wenner Media COO John Gruber resigns; so does Rolling Stone publisher Chris McLoughlin — Longtime Wenner Media Execs Quit — On the eve of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, longtime Wenner Media executive John Gruber has resigned, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @bmorrissey, @joshsternberg and @markhor
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Anything But a (Star-Spangled) Banner Week at Wenner Media
Brian Morrissey / @bmorrissey: can't be a great feeling to get fired while on vacation bc a 23-yr-old told his dad he doesn't like you. http://www.adweek.com/...
Josh Sternberg / @joshsternberg: Rolling Stone's head of brand solutions fired bc Gus Wenner was said to have told his father that he didn't like him http://www.adweek.com/...
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Netflix Seems Headed for Australia, But Company Won't Say When — Content availability, piracy, and other priorities may be delaying the ‘Down Under’ debut — HONG KONG — It doesn't quite have the pop culture ring of “I Want My MTV,” but plenty of Australians are clamouring for Netflix to launch ‘Down Under.’
James Hutchinson / afr.com: Netflix moves focus to Europe, delays Australian roll-out
Dan Pearson / GamesIndustry International:
Twitch, the social video site for gamers, grows to 45 million unique viewers per month, 1 million broadcasters, 106 minutes watched per day by average user — Twitch - 1 million channels and rising — The Big Event: E3 — “We had to prove that this is more than just watching people, that it's really about engagement”
Discussion: TheBitbag, Softpedia News and Digital Spy
Radu Haulica / Softpedia News: Twitch Wants to Expand Its Streaming Services to the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How NPR built its Civil Rights Act interactive — Journalists usually try to cover current events, keep excess quotes to a minimum and remove their notes from the final draft. On Wednesday, journalists at NPR threw out these rules. — The result? An interactive feature born …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Seth D. Michaels / Talking Points Memo: Chris McDaniel's Election Tantrum Is More Than Sore-Loserdom
Randy Lewis / Los Angeles Times:
Music streaming up, sales down in first half of 2014 — SoundScan — Pop & Hiss — The L.A. Times music blog
Discussion: New York Times and Variety
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Despite promises, Rebekah Brooks still hasn't explained why News of the World was shuttered in 2011 — So, Rebekah Brooks, what was the reason for the News of the World's closure? — On 8 July 2011, Rebekah Brooks stood nervously before the staff of the News of the World to tell them that their newspaper was to be closed down.
Discussion: Sky News, @greenslader, @themurdochtimes and @martincloake
Roy Greenslade / @greenslader: So, Rebekah Brooks, now is the time to explain to News of the World staff your reasons for the paper's closure http://www.theguardian.com/...
The Daily Rupert / @themurdochtimes: Rebekah Brooks still hasn't explained: “You will understand why we made this decision” to close News of the World http://www.theguardian.com/...
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Journalists at Odds With Union Over Role of Voice of America — WASHINGTON — Voice of America journalists who are fighting to maintain what they say is their editorial independence are now at odds not only with Congress, but also with their own union. — The union, the American Federation …
Discussion: The Corsair, Gawker, @lauralynchcbc, @anonyops, @eldestran, @kgosztola and @jasonleopold
Ron Mwangaguhunga / The Corsair: Media-Whore D'Oeuvres — “The Islamic State, previously known …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Can Publicly Financed Journalism Ever Be Honest?
Laura Lynch / @lauralynchcbc: Propaganda v journalism in battle over the future of Voice of America http://www.nytimes.com/...
@anonyops: Freedom of Press vs State Propaganda: New House bill requires Voice of America to actively support American policy http://www.nytimes.com/...
Eldes Tran / @eldestran: PR or journalism? VOA journalists at odds with union over news agency's role http://www.nytimes.com/...
Kevin Gosztola / @kgosztola: Union @VOA_News journos are part of didn't ask them if they support bill that'd make them mouthpieces for US govt http://www.nytimes.com/...
Laura Kusisto / Wall Street Journal:
Vice moving to new HQ, adding 525 staff, may receive $6.5M tax credit — Vice Media Moving to New Williamsburg Headquarters — The online production company's move to a 60,000-square-foot former industrial building in Brooklyn will allow it to add 525 employees.
Discussion: The New York Observer, Capital New York, Gothamist, Capital New York, Gawker, Media & Entertainment, FishbowlNY, The Awl and bookforum.com
Dispatches / The New York Observer: There Goes The Neighborhood: Vice Continues its Williamsburg Takeover
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York: Vice to move headquarters, could see $6.5M tax credit
Rebecca Fishbein / Gothamist: Vice Taking Over More Of Williamsburg For New Offices
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Vice and Williamsburg Now Synonymous
Mark Fahey / Media & Entertainment: Vice Media grows in Brooklyn
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Vice Moves Brooklyn Headquarters
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
The Guardian appoints Alberto Nardelli as data editor — Tweetminster co-founder joins publisher to boost political data storytelling and election coverage — Alberto Nardelli has been appointed data editor of the Guardian. — Alberto Nardelli, the co-founder of Tweetminster, has been appointed as the Guardian's data editor.
Discussion: GNM press office, @raju and Alberto Nardelli
Raju Narisetti / @raju: Congrats @AlbertoNardelli of @electionista fame on joining @guardian as data editor. Smart hire, @janinegibson http://www.theguardian.com/...