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7:35 PM ET, February 3, 2011

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Waxy.org:
The Daily: Indexed  —  Anybody else think it's weird that The Daily, News Corp's new iPad-only magazine, posts almost every article to their official website... but with no index of the articles to be found?  They spent $30M on it, but apparently forgot a homepage!  —  So I went ahead and made one for them!
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Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
The Daily, a tablet newspaper for ‘everybody,’ is as much Apple as News Corp.  —  Yesterday, at the press launch of Rupert Murdoch's new Ipad newspaper, The Daily, held in a below-grade auditorium at the Guggenheim Museum, a reporter asked Murdoch what demographic The Daily was after.  “Upmarket?
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Fake, unofficial Daily Tumblrs terrorize Murdoch's iPad pub  —  The Daily, as a full editorial package, is only available to people willing to pay $.99 cents a week or $39 a year to have Rupert Murdoch's just-launched tablet newspaper delivered to their iPads each morning.
New York Times:
Gangs Hunt Journalists and Rights Workers  —  CAIRO — Security forces and gangs chanting in favor of the Egyptian government hunted down journalists at their offices and in the hotels where many had taken refuge on Thursday in a widespread and overt campaign of intimidation aimed at suppressing reports from the capital.
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalists under physical assault in Egypt  —  Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak have begun violently attacking journalists reporting on the streets of Cairo today, a shift in tactics from recent media censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Jon Stewart's Hulu Price Tag: At Least $40 Million  —  Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were two of Hulu's biggest draws until they left the video site last March.  And it will cost Hulu at least $40 million to get them back.  —  That's according to people familiar with the new deal …
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Henry Blodget / The Wire:
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Infuriates TV Bosses/Partners With Unapproved …
Discussion: SAI
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Is Jason Kilar Trying to Get Fired?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Lost Remote
Jason Kilar / Hulu Blog:
Stewart, Colbert, and Hulu's thoughts about the future of TV
Hollywood Reporter:   Hulu, Viacom Announce Content Partnership
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Quarterly Income Fell 26% for The New York Times Co.  —  Reflecting a slow advertising recovery across the newspaper industry, The New York Times Company reported on Thursday a 26.2 percent drop in net income in the fourth quarter from the period a year before.
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New York Times will release paywall details in ‘near future’
Discussion: Poynter and Future of Journalism
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Apple, Campbell's Say iAds Twice as Effective as TV  —  A Nielsen Study Shows iPhone Users Are Paying Attention, While TV Viewers Not so Much  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It's been seven months since the first iAds — Apple's bid to reinvent mobile advertising — started popping up on iPhones and iPods …
Andrew Gauthier / mediabistro.com:
KPRC Anchor Owen Conflenti Flips the Bird On-Air  —  With the advent of HD broadcasting and the increasing popularity of widescreen TVs, the TV news industry has had to make adjustments.  Stations have erected new, HD-optimized studios, photographers have had to learn new equipment, and anchors have had to change their makeup.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
The AP's Digital News Licensing Agency Will Launch This Summer  —  The Associated Press is moving ahead with a plan to establish an independent digital news licensing agency to help news organizations make additional money off their digital content.  The AP initially announced its intention …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Amid IPO Reports, Pandora Adds Two Big Media Names To Board  —  Pandora, which is widely expected to go public this year, has added two big-name media executives to its board: Former News Corp (NSDQ: NWS).  COO Peter Chernin (who most recently has been launching a new media company targeting Asia) …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Viacom Ad Gains Canceled Out By Lower Home Video Sales  —  Viacom's cable properties benefitted from the advertising recovery of the past year, but lower DVD sales erased any of its gains in the last quarter.  The poor earnings performance comes a day after its MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA) …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK:
Rdio: Funded To The Tune Of $17.5 Million; Warner Records' Cavallo On Board  —  Last week we wrote about how social music service Rdio was picking up a round of funding from Mangrove Capital Partners.  Today the company officially announced the news.  It's a $17.5 million investment in a round being led by Mangrove.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
MTV UK Tries Charging For Online Catch-Up TV  —  If you thought that pay-per-view online catch-up TV had been replaced by the free, ad-supported model, think again - MTV has launched a dedicated UK VOD portal, MTV OD, costing £1 ($1.61) a day or £2 ($3.24) a week.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
It's An App World — Cable Companies Just Live In It  —  Two significant announcements from cable companies served to highlight the shift in power that is occurring between consumer electronics manufacturers and traditional distributors of TV content.  During this past January's CES …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
U.S. defended Egyptian activist's YouTube videos  —  U.S. State Department officials successfully pressured Google to restore a YouTube video showing torture and murder by Egypt's state police, a WikiLeaks cable reveals.  —  The Cairo embassy and the State Department's bureau of democracy …
 
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