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6:25 PM ET, August 17, 2010

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Wired:
The Web Is Dead.  Long Live the Internet  —  Sources: Cisco estimates based on CAIDA publications, Andrew Odlyzko  —  Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Wired Says ‘The Web is Dead’ — On Its Increasingly Profitable Website  —  Chris Anderson will generate plenty of chatter with his “The Web is Dead” Wired cover, foretold here previously.  Fair enough; that's what a smart magazine editor does.  But all the more reason to note the rich ironies in his eulogy.
Discussion: New York Observer
Philip B. Corbett / Times Topics:
Everything Old Is Hip Again  —  Notes from the newsroom on grammar, usage and style.  (Some frequently asked questions are here.)  —  We try hard to shed our old image as stodgy and out of it.  Perhaps too hard, sometimes.  —  How else to explain our constant invocation of the old/new slang “hipster”?
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Breaking: New York Times Told to “Chill” on That “Hipster” Business
Discussion: CJR and Salon
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
AOL's Patch Aims To Quintuple In Size By Year-End  —  Patch, which has already established itself as the biggest network of neighborhood blogs in the country since being acquired by AOL last summer, plans to accelerate its growth dramatically.  Patch President Warren Webster tells us the company …
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Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on Patch's New Push: National Hyperlocal?, SEO Sauces, and the Case of the Besieged Florist  —  It's Patch day in the news news world, as AOL formally announces the expansion of its network of local sites.  It's really a ratification of what we've been hearing …
Sarah Rabil / Bloomberg:
AOL CEO Armstrong Aims for 500 News Websites in Local-Ad Bet
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Murdoch's News Corp. gives $1 mil. to Republican govs  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, the media juggernaut that owns Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in June.  —  Murdoch's firm is able to make such a hefty donation …
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Sam Gustin / DailyFinance:   News Corp., the Saudi Prince and the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
News outlets split in describing mosque
Jason Fell / Folio:
Survey: Publishers Could See as Much as $3 Billion from Interactive Periodicals Subs  —  Digital consortium Next Issue Media conducts survey with global consulting firm.  —  Digital publishing consortium Next Issue Media recently enlisted international management consulting firm Oliver Wyman …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / CJR:
Watching My Story Go Viral in Twenty-Four Hours  —  How Debrahlee Lorenzana became the banker heard 'round the world  —  Earlier this summer, I was afforded an experience that is a dream for many journalists: a story I wrote went viral.  Within the span of twenty-four hours …
Reuters:
Nielsen plans to raise $2 billion in IPO: filing  —  (Reuters) - Private equity-owned Nielsen plans to raise up to $2.01 billion through an initial public offering, more than the $1.75 billion it was originally aiming for, it said in a U.S. regulatory filing on Monday.
Discussion: Gawker and DailyFinance
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Aisle by Aisle, an App That Pushes Bargains  —  It's like the most persistent sales clerk you've ever encountered.  —  Major retailers are working with a new smartphone application that tracks and offers promotions to shoppers as they move from outside the store, to counters, to cash registers …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Fortune.com Is No Longer A “Second Class Citizen”  —  Fortune scored big with its announcement Monday that it had poached Dan Primack from Reuters' peHUB as an online senior editor.  —  Primack, who created and grew peHUB's daily morning newsletter from about 300 readers in 2002 to roughly 60,000 today …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Radio, RIAA: mandatory FM radio in cell phones is the future  —  Music labels and radio broadcasters can't agree on much, including whether radio should be forced to turn over hundreds of millions of dollars a year to pay for the music it plays.  But the two sides can agree on this …
Discussion: Techdirt, Gizmodo and rbr.com
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Video site Vimeo uses HTML5 to get more iPhone friendly  —  Video sharing site Vimeo says it's going to be the latest video company using the new HTML5 format as its path onto mobile devices.  The site plans to release a “Universal Player” later today that will detect your smartphone browser …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
ComScore: Four Out of Five Videos on Hulu Are Ads  —  Hulu has been taking a dive in comScore's monthly video metrics since the market research company recalibrated the way it is measuring online video last month.  However, comScore's new reporting methodology reveals that Hulu reigns supreme in ad viewing …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Pink Floyd Goes Offline Amid Albums-Vs-Singles Argument  —  Pink Floyd, which was fighting EMI in court to have only its full albums sold online, has now seen most of its material pulled offline anyway, after its EMI contract expired.  —  Billboard says the contract expired on June 30.
 
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