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10:00 PM ET, August 11, 2010

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Mike Steib / Inside AdWords:
DIRECTV partners with Google TV Ads  —  Cross-posted from the Google TV Ads Blog  —  Today, we're announcing a strategic partnership with DIRECTV through which Google TV Ads will offer inventory on a broad selection of television networks available on DIRECTV.
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Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
GoogleTV's Next Frontier: Google's DirecTV Partnership  —  Today's news that Google is partnering with DirecTV to sell ads for cable networks could have far-reaching implications for Google and the ad business.  This could be a win-win-win for Google, DirecTV [DTV Loading...
Sheelah Kolhatkar / The Atlantic Online:
The News Merchant  —  Interested in booking Joran van der Sloot's ex-girlfriend for the morning news?  Want an exclusive?  Got a little cash to spend?  Larry Garrison's the person to call, though most news networks won't admit they call him.  The inside story of how tabloid TV news is made …
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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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
You've got friends  —  Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong are quietly discussing a strategic alliance aimed at boosting their online ad businesses, The Post has learned.  —  The two companies have been talking for several months about a partnership …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Peter Lattman Is Leaving The Wall Street Journal For The New York Times  —  The Wall Street Journal is about to lose another one of its star reporters.  —  Peter Lattman, who covered law before switching to the private equity beat, is headed to the New York Times, Business Insider has learned.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Upcoming Apple TV loses 1080p playback, gains apps... and will be renamed iTV  —  You might remember that we broke news of an updated Apple TV headed to market just a few months ago.  If your brain isn't working right, let us jog it: a trusted Engadget source asserted that the gang …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Two Days After Steve Slater's Slide Ride, JetBlue Comes Back to the Web  —  Be honest — if you ran JetBlue, you'd want to stay quiet, too.  Right?  —  But the airline, which gets lots of credit for engaging its customers on the Web, on Facebook and on Twitter, had to speak up eventually …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Still Going!  As Promised, Viacom Appeals YouTube Copyright Ruling  —  In June, Google won a huge legal victory in its three-year YouTube copyright fight with Viacom.  But that was a battle, not the entire war.  As promised, Viacom has appealed the federal court ruling, via a filing today.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Broadcom Brings Hulu to Any Connected TV  —  Consumers will soon be able to stream Hulu, YouTube or Netflix videos to any connected TV, regardless of whether that device supports Flash or not, thanks to some new technology by Broadcom, dubbed Inconcert Maestro, that combines existing …
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 …
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY:
Newsday to Hire 34 Journalists in Hyperlocal Push  —  Newsday, the Long Island daily, plans on staffing up to the tune of 34 new journalists and three others, according to a memo obtained by Ryan Derousseau at our sister site, MediaJobsDaily.  —  Derousseau reports:
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Tribune Co. Hopes Anchorless TV Newscast Will Be Just Like Surfing the Web  —  From the department of You Just Don't Get It, Do You: Tribune Co. is planning to blow the traditional TV newscast apart in an attempt to imitate the experience of Web browsing on TV.
Rob ORegan / eMedia Vitals:
Spanfeller: ‘Web advertising works’  —  Former Forbes.com CEO Jim Spanfeller believes the page view-driven, ad-supported model that helped build Forbes.com into a digital powerhouse for financial news will work in other vertical markets, beginning with the food sector.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and The Wire
Chris Ariens / WebNewser:
CBS News Boss Touts Web Growth  —  Calling it “an essential component of CBS News' future,” CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus sent an email to his entire staff today to show just how important the web is to the Tiffany network's news division.  —  In the email, obtained by WebNewser …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: HOPA Dry Erase Girl Is A Hoax, Identity Revealed  —  “Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office (33 Photos)” is indeed a hoax, say its creators John and Leo Resig.  —  I'd love to pull out some well-worn meta-media analysis about how memes are increasingly …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet the Prankster Brothers Behind “Jenny,” …
 
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Allbritton, parent of Politico and other DC media, making noise …
Discussion: MediaPost
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
Editorial Shuffle at Business Insider as Henry Blodget Hunts For New Tech Editor
Oliver Luft / Press Gazette:
Condé Nast to publish eight regional editions of Glamour
Discussion: Media Week and Media Buyer Planner
Leslie Minora / Runnin' Scared:
Columbia Journalism School Is Worth Time and Money Even Though …
Discussion: Gawker
Tim Carmody / The Atlantic Online:
A Bookfuturist Manifesto
Paul Balcerak / Tomorrow's News …:
Blogging: The skill that begets all others
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Australian newspaper sales decline began two decades ago
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Newsweek's editor exodus
Discussion: Yahoo! News
 Earlier Picks: 
Guardian:
Channel Five ‘bloodbath’ as Desmond culls seven directors
Discussion: Variety, The First Post and Media Week
Olivia Koski / Epicenter:
10 Media Takes on the Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Stefano Shows Off His Very Own Vanity Project
Discussion: New York Magazine, Romenesko and Gawker
Robert Gavin / Boston Globe:
Globe hires vice president for digital content
Discussion: Romenesko
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Did Netflix Pay Too Much for Epix Content?
Wall Street Journal:
H-P Board Surprised Hurd Didn't Go Quietly
Discussion: Deal Journal, DailyFinance and Digits