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1:15 PM ET, August 12, 2010

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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
As E-Books Gain, Barnes & Noble Tries to Stay Ahead  —  In the movie “You've Got Mail,” Tom Hanks played the aggressive big-box retailer Joe Fox driving the little bookshop owner played by Meg Ryan out of business.  —  Twelve years later, it may be Joe Fox's turn to worry.
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Wall Street Journal:
Barnes & Noble Expected to Announce Burkle Pact  —  Barnes & Noble Inc. is expected to soon announce the settlement of a lawsuit filed by investor Ronald Burkle, who challenged the legality of a “poison pill” plan that would have prevented him from buying more shares of the company, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Dan Abrams's Mediaite.com Tests the Limits of Fair Use  —  The boundaries of fair use — the legal doctrine that allows for the republishing and rebroadcasting of copyrighted material in order to encourage free speech — are awfully hazy when it comes to the Internet.
Discussion: The Wire and Romenesko
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Coupons Come to The Wall Street Journal  —  News Corp.'s SmartSource Moves Insert From Sunday Times to WSJ Weekend Edition  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The Wall Street Journal will start delivering coupons inside its Weekend Edition this Saturday, furthering its push to become a full-service newspaper …
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Internet Content Syndication Council Propose Content Guidelines  —  A group of Web content syndicators, which include the Associated Press, The Tribune Company and Procter & Gamble, believe that content quality—not to mention the actual utility of the Internet—is being seriously threatened.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
How to Mix Big-Time Ads and Content  —  Demand Media, Which Cranks Out Web Articles and Videos, Works to Draw Major Sponsors for Its Sites  —  Demand Media Inc. is nothing if not prolific.  It's next step is to spur demand from Madison Avenue heavyweights and not just Web surfers.
Discussion: Romenesko
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Dirty Apps?  How Magazines Are Handling Apple's Erratic Censorship  —  Steve Jobs' dictate that apps for Apple's iPad and iPhone contain no pornography or nudity affects plenty of major magazines, including Playboy and Cosmopolitan.  How are they dealing with it?  —  Continue reading Dirty Apps?
Erik Huggers / About the BBC blog:
BBC Online - Putting Quality First  —  In March this year, the BBC announced a new strategy - Putting Quality First.  These proposals, which are subject to BBC Trust approval, chart a new long-range direction for the BBC and would enable the BBC to deliver on its public purposes in the digital age.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Pete Hamill, Patriarch of Print, Goes Direct to Digital  —  It makes perfect sense that Pete Hamill, 75 years old, chronicler of vintage New York City and newspaper tabloids and boozy Greenwich Village literary haunts, prefers print books to electronic.  —  Far more surprising is this …
Discussion: New York Observer
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNBC Names First ‘Chief Revenue Officer’  —  CNBC is creating a new position at the network: Chief Revenue Officer, and has tapped Tom O'Brien to fill the role.  —  CNBC president Mark Hoffman made the announcement in an email to staffers this morning.  In it, he outlined why the channel was creating the position:
Discussion: AdAge
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Piers Morgan (Still) Taking Over for Larry King  —  Depite reports to the contrary, Piers Morgan is taking over as Larry King's replacement — and an official announcement is expected early next week at the latest, TheWrap has learned.  —  TheWrap broke the story on July 30 that the …
Slate:
Slate Has an iPad App!  —  Your favorite stories, videos, and podcasts, now available—free!— on your tablet.  —  IPad users rejoice!  Slate now has an iPad app, and it's available—for free—in the iTunes App Store.  (Get Slate's iPad app.)  —  The app gives Slate readers ready access …
Michael Schneider / Variety:
TV Land's generational experiment  —  Kutcher-backed reality show ‘Forever Young’ examines age gap  —  TV Land is minding the generation gap, giving a greenlight to “Forever Young,” a reality skein from 3 Ball Prods. and Katalyst.  —  Cabler has ordered six episode of the series …
Discussion: PopWatch
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Allbritton, parent of Politico and other DC media, making noise about Comcast - NBC deal  —  Allbritton Communications — the parent company of Politico, the influential Capitol Hill news operation; WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C.; and NewsChannel 8, a local cable news network …
Discussion: Multichannel and MediaPost
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY:
Playboy Hits the iPad, Sans Nudity  —  Playboy, the magazine famous for its photos of naked women, has launched an app for the iPad, with the same Apple-imposed iTunes restrictions (no nudity!) that govern its iPhone app.  —  minOnline reports: … “Gatefolds of skin”?  Sounds worse than it is.
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Jeff Rivera / mediabistro.com:
So What Do You Do, Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy Enterprises?
Discussion: UnBeige
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Here's Johnny, digitized: A searchable database created for Carson's ‘Tonight Show’  —  The search tool for existing footage will be available for professional use, but many clips will also be posted for public viewing.  —  Johnny Carson is getting an upgrade for the YouTube era.
Discussion: WebNewser
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Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
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Oliver Luft / Press Gazette:
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Rob ORegan / eMedia Vitals:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Tim Carmody / The Atlantic Online:
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Upcoming Apple TV loses 1080p playback, gains apps …
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Tribune Co. Hopes Anchorless TV Newscast Will Be Just Like Surfing the Web
Discussion: Lost Remote and NewTeeVee