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6:00 AM ET, August 18, 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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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 …
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: FishbowlNY, The Wrap and CJR
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
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
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 …
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 …
Marc Cooper / Online Journalism Review:
Choose Your Multimedia Tools Strategically: Story is Still King  —  By Marc Cooper: If everyone who has a hammer sees a world made only of nails, do reporters who know Illustrator think the world is one big infographic?  —  Choosing the right tool to tell the right story is one of the greatest challenges …
Matt / HyperlocalBlogger:
TwitZip: Twitter's Unofficial Hyperlocal News Network  —  This is brilliant.  Ever heard of TwitZip?  It's a network of hyperlocal Twitter accounts, each one based on local ZIP codes, that sends out tweets around the clock with the latest news from that zip code.
eMarketer:
Social Network Ad Spending to Approach $1.7 Billion This Year  —  6.7% of all US online ad spending to go toward social networks this year  —  Social network advertising is getting renewed attention in 2010.  The US's gradual economic recovery, combined with marketers' incessant focus …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
 
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Sam Gustin / DailyFinance:
News Corp., the Saudi Prince and the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’
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Reuters:
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Discussion: Gawker and DailyFinance