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3:25 AM ET, October 9, 2010

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Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Spotify crashes into Apple on way to U.S.  —  These are some swinging Swedes, the guys at Spotify.  —  Founded in Stockholm in 2006, Spotify is is an online streaming music service that has already conquered Europe with the help of a revolutionary desktop service and now desperately wants to make the jump to the United States.
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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple is changing its tune on music subs  —  Tweet  —  Apple is talking with the major record labels about a subscription music service that would give customers unlimited access to songs for a monthly fee, sources told The Post.  —  Apple iTunes boss Eddy Cue was on the phone with music honchos …
The Changing Newsroom:
Newsroom Innovation Leaders: The Sports Department  —  Groves presenting research at AEJMC in Denver  —  This post is co-authored with Dr. Jonathan Groves, an assistant professor of journalism at Drury University.  Both of us have spent several months in newspaper newsrooms …
Discussion: Mark Coddington, Romenesko and JSOnline
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies  —  Conventional wisdom tells us that if you hook up your website to Twitter and/or Facebook you should see some increase in online traffic.  —  But beyond more eyeballs and pageviews, what's the value of all those followers and “likes” to a media organization?
Discussion: WebNewser
Reuters:
Hulu prepares IPO amid battle with Netflix  —  * Morgan Stanley likely to lead underwriters -sources  —  * Hulu could file IPO plan with SEC this year -source  —  * IPO could come in first half of 2011 -sources  —  Popular U.S. Web video service Hulu is prepared to raise as much as $300 million …
Michael Shain / New York Post:
CNN courts Couric  —  Tweet  —  Friends of Katie Couric are saying the chances of her remaining at CBS are getting slimmer.  —  CNN appears especially eager to sign Couric now that the new show starring ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer is off to a stumbling start.  —  Jeff Bewkes, the CEO …
Hollywood Reporter:
Ryan Seacrest in talks to launch cable network  —  EXCLUSIVE: Teaming with CAA, AEG on joint venture  —  The reality producer, radio personality and “American Idol” host is in early talks with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG about jointly launching a new cable network.
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Groupon's Style Guide to Humor Writing  —  Groupon is a deal-of-the-day subscription service that's been getting attention for its power to sell anything from yoga classes to Flip cams incredibly quickly.  The site takes half of the revenue from each sale, but sellers are willing …
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Rick Sanchez Tells Mediaite: “I Got Greedy And I Got Mad And I Got In Trouble”  —  Rick Sanchez came to New York City today for a live interview on Good Morning America and a radio interview on WABC.  Before he left for Atlanta, I talked to Sanchez at his hotel, overlooking his former employer, CNN.
Choire / The Awl:
Of 16 ‘Observer’ Departures in the Last Year, 12 Were Women or Gay Men  —  75% of the editorial staffers whose careers at the New York Observer predate the current editor that have since departed the paper are women or gay men.  The current editor, Kyle Pope, was hired eleven months ago.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Robert Fortner / CJR:
The Web Grows Wider  —  Gates Foundation partnerships with the Guardian and ABC News further complicate global health coverage … The independence of the Guardian's global health journalism has a new guarantor: the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The Manchester, U.K.-based paper recently announced …
Discussion: rbr.com
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
WEFHamburg: Crowd-funded news site Spot.us is sticking to startup roots, says founder  —  “I still consider us a start-up.  Some people say 'you're a year-and-a-half old now so forget it.'”  —  But with a full-time team of never more than three people and a founder who is part customer service …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Economist Taking Intelligent Life To U.S. On iPad Only  —  In a sign that online distribution to tablets can take printed publications in to territories that were previously unreachable, The Economist is overcoming a distribution bottleneck by taking its Intelligent Life quarterly to the U.S. on iPad only.
Discussion: WebNewser, Poynter Online and Gizmodo
 
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Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
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Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
WEFHamburg: Invest in a more human side, Zeit online editor tells Google
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
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Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Marimow out as Philadelphia Inquirer executive editor
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Discussion: New York Post
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Megan McCarthy: “The Cyborg of News, the Borg Queen of the Blogosphere”