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11:10 AM ET, August 18, 2010

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Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
What's Wrong With “X Is Dead”  —  Technologies die violent deaths less often than we think.  —  This is the basic problem with the Chris Anderson-anchored Wired cover story, “The Web is Dead.”  If you think about technology as a series of waves, each displacing the last …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Infocult
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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.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
News Corp. defends $1 million donation to Republican Governors Association  —  Rupert Murdoch, who has never been shy about making his political views known, has voted with his sizable checkbook.  —  Murdoch's News Corp. has made a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association …
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV Is a Tough Sell Among Would-Be Partners  —  Google Inc. is launching a campaign to line up TV networks' support for its new Google TV software, but many remain reluctant to partner with a service that encroaches on their turf.  —  The service will allow people to watch and search cable …
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Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:   Google TV undergoes a trial by partisans
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Apple And Google Set To Capitalize (And Compete) On Internet TV
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Auton on the go at Time Inc.  —  Shakeups are already underway at Time Inc. in advance of Ann Moore's exit and Jack Griffin's arrival from Meredith as the new CEO.  —  Sylvia Auton, executive vice president in charge of Time Inc.'s Lifestyle Group, which includes Real Simple and Southern Living …
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: The Wrap, FishbowlNY and CJR
Lee Margulies / Los Angeles Times:
Dr. Laura to leave radio amid N-word controversy  —  Schlessinger, under fire since using a racial slur on her radio show, won't renew her contract.  ‘I want my 1st Amendment rights back,’ she says, citing threats.  —  “I want my 1st Amendment rights back, which I can't have on radio without …
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
EXCLUSIVE: People magazine iPad app delayed by paparazzi  —  Photo agencies want payment for photos used with new app  —  The publishing world's headlong rush to Apple's iPad has hit a big hitch.  —  More than a dozen of the photo agencies that supply celebrity snapshots from the paparazzi …
Discussion: Poynter Online
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 …
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:   Patch and Pro-Am Media by the Numbers
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Survey of viewers shows extent of TV time shifting  —  NEW YORK - If you've never time-shifted a prime-time television series — watched it later on a DVR, over the Internet or ordered it on demand — you're now in the minority.  —  A survey of viewers conducted on the eve …
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals blogs:
Gawker's media image-driven redesign  —  Gawker Media sites are in the beta version of a significant redesign.  Each redesign in beta — which at present only involves Gawker and Jalopnik — features a prominent headline over a single, dominant image while directly underneath lie three less prominent stories and a menu to the side.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Gina Lovett / New Media Age:
News of the World paywall planned for October launch  —  News International is to put News of the World content behind a paywall by October, with The Sun to follow.  —  This content is only accessible to subscribers of new media age.  Sign in below if you already subscribe to new media age or subscribe now for unrestricted access
Discussion: Guardian and paidContent:UK
E.B. Boyd / WebNewser:
5 Questions with John Byrne of BusinessWeek, Fast Company, and Now, C-Change Media  —  Last week, former BusinessWeek and Fast Company editor John Byrne's new company, C-Change Media, launched the first site in a network he says will become “the Huffington Post of business.”
Dareh Gregorian / New York Post:
Columbia grad wants to know who called her a ‘whore’ on YouTube  —  Ho no you don't!  —  A Columbia business school grad wants a judge to unmask the cowardly creep who anonymously labeled her a “whore” on YouTube.  —  In a Manhattan Supreme Court suit, Carla Franklin says she has …
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Up Close: A Founder of Vice Magazine Branches Out  —  SHANE SMITH, a founder of Vice, the streetwise, testosterone-fueled culture and fashion magazine, still chugs canned American beer.  He still listens to Bad Brains.  And he still favors tattered Vans skateboard shoes and black T-shirts.
Financial Times:
Chilling assault on South Africa's press  —  A country in which cronyism thrives unchecked is not one in which investors will find it easy to do business, writes Michael Skapinker  — More from MIchael Skapinker
Ronald Grover / Bloomberg:
Netflix Lust for ‘True Blood’ Is Unrequited as HBO Blocks Path  —  Netflix Inc.'s drive to offer its subscribers online movies from all the biggest Hollywood studios may hit a wall with HBO.  —  Time Warner Inc.'s pay-television channel, home to shows including the “The Sopranos” and …
 
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
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Marc Cooper / Online Journalism Review:
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MediaPost:
Current TV Enlarges Ad Sales Team
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Pink Floyd Goes Offline Amid Albums-Vs-Singles Argument
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Greg T. Spielberg / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Summer of (Groupon) love: Social discounting helps magazines sell …
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Romenesko
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
NewsBasis Wants To Unload 75% Of My Inbox By Changing The PR Game
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John Boitnott / The Future Buzz:
700k Reasons Why NY Times Has An RSS Feed, Not A Facebook Page
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Video site Vimeo uses HTML5 to get more iPhone friendly
Elizabeth Dwoskin / CJR:
Watching My Story Go Viral in Twenty-Four Hours
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Inlet Technologies partners with BBC to power simulcast expansion
Discussion: FierceTelecom
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Fortune.com Is No Longer A “Second Class Citizen”
Discussion: New York Observer and Romenesko
Sam Gustin / DailyFinance:
News Corp., the Saudi Prince and the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’