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4:45 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.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
2 major lessons from the demise of The Daily  —  The publisher of News Corp.'s The Daily said earlier this year that the iPad-only publication might need a few more years to be profitable.  Today the company announced it won't get that chance.  —  Although it has been one of the most-popular …
Felix Salmon:
The impossibility of tablet-native journalism  —  The Daily has reached the end of its life: as News Corp splits in two, its losses, which might have been manageable within the current behemoth, would have loomed far too large in the smaller spinoff.  —  The news is not particularly surprising …
Jim Romenesko:
Why The Daily Failed  —  Trevor Butterworth, who wrote about tech and other matters for The Daily iPad publication, writes on his Facebook wall: … * The Daily to cease publication Dec. 15 (wsj.com)
Peter Ha / Gizmodo:
What It Was Like Launching the Doomed iPad Magazine The Daily  —  I was the 19th employee hired by The Daily.  My first day as the tech editor was on November 1, 2010, and the plan was to launch the next month.  Needless to say, I was scared s**tless.  —  “You know you're going to go work for the devil, right?”
Discussion: New York Magazine and GeekWire
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
The Heiress  —  On Saturday, July 2, 2011, a high-society …
Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:   The Daily closes shop: why the news app was doomed from the start
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on the News Corp Split: The Rise of Twenty-First Century Fox and The Daily's Demise
Discussion: Guardian and Capital New York
Telegraph:   Tom Mockridge quit News Corp after major Murdoch shake-up left him with a role 'he didn't want'
George Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp.'s Entertainment Business to Be Called Fox Group After Company Split
Discussion: Deadline.com
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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Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Leveson blamed for police reluctance to identify high-profile Savile probe suspect  —  Lord Justice Leveson.  Pic: Reuters  —  Journalists are blaming the impact of Leveson for a police refusal to confirm the identity of the latest high-profile suspect questioned in relation to the Jimmy Savile child abuse investigation.
Discussion: Guardian and BBC
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Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:   British Parliament Debates Leveson Report Findings Into Press Regulation
BBC:
Leveson report: No timetable for draft legislation, says government
Discussion: Channel 4 and Virgin Media …
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
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.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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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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: Mashable!
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 …
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
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?
 
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
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Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly:
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Anna Heim / The Next Web:
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