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1:00 PM ET, November 11, 2010

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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
‘Beast’ talks on again  —  Tweet  —  Big-name principals behind Newsweek and the Daily Beast have resumed merger talks, insiders said late today.  —  Talks between the online news firm, owned by media mogul Barry Diller and led by Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown, and Newsweek's new owner …
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Telegraph to recruit multimedia staff following site redesign  —  Tweet  —  The redesigned Telegraph site, which was launched today  —  The Telegraph is looking to recruit more multimedia staff following the redesign of its website, digital editor Edward Roussel said today.
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Newsweek Editor Search Continues Fitfully  —  Merger talks between Newsweek and The Daily Beast are back on—but then again, they were never off.  —  The New York Post's Keith Kelly reported this morning that “after a three-week cooling off period, talks are back on.”
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“Hulu for Magazines” Launching Early 2011-But Only for Android  —  Next Issue Media, the “Hulu for Magazines” joint venture, plans to have its digital storefront open early next year.  But you won't be able to shop there if you've got an iPad.  —  Next Issue's initial incarnation will only work …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Times Will Rank E-Book Best Sellers  —  In an acknowledgment of the growing sales and influence of digital publishing, The New York Times said on Wednesday that it would publish e-book best-seller lists in fiction and nonfiction beginning early next year.  —  The lists will be compiled …
Tyler Cunningham / GTVHub.com:
Fox.com now blocking Google TV devices  —  Another one bites the dust.  A couple of weeks ago, Fox.com was atop our list of Websites that could still be accessed on Google TV to stream full episodes of content.  Well, you can go ahead and cross Fox off that list, as they are now blocking Google TV devices (see the photo above).
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Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Confirmed: Fox Blocking Google TV
Discussion: GTVHub.com and GigaOM
Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Great Scott!  Over 35 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute to YouTube  —  Remember in March when we shared with you that more than 24 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute?  Well, you continue to amaze us: you've increased the amount of video uploaded to YouTube to 35 hours per minute.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Web Video Truce: Free Hulu Goes Away From Boxee, Replaced by Hulu Plus  —  The Hulu-Boxee war is over!  The terms of the truce: Boxee, which makes software that makes it easy to get Web video on TV, will remove links to Hulu's free service-but will give users the ability to use the Hulu Plus paid service.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
CEO Expects TV Networks To Block Boxee Box, Plans Payment Platform To Win Them Over
Discussion: Mediaite and Co.Design
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
AOL Restructuring Media Brands  —  AOL is currently re-organizing its media brands, a source familiar with the situation tells us, confirming rumors.  —  The restructuring is not a layoff.  —  Headcount at AOL media properties should remain the same, though some people may be replaced by others.
Discussion: The Wire
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Martha Stewart Living's iPad App Will Influence Content For Print  —  Less than two weeks after Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) released its first iPad app, it has introduced a second one that serves as both a preview of what's to come and a clearer expression of its evolving approach to digital, print and TV.
Discussion: WebNewser
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Olbermann: Policy ‘Needs to Be Adapted’ to Modern Journalism  —  Keith Olbermann returned to his MSNBC program, “Countdown,” on Tuesday after a two-day suspension with words of thanks to viewers who supported him, including about 300,000 who signed a petition calling for his reinstatement.
Discussion: Free Press and Mediaite
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt, Wendi Murdoch, And Other Huge Names Are Betting On Art.sy To Shake Up The Art Market  —  Some of the biggest names in the technology, media, and fine art worlds are coming together to invest in Art.sy, a New York-based startup that aims to disrupt the fine-art market, we hear.
Philip M. Stone / FollowTheMedia:
The Young French Are Attracted To Paid-For Newspapers - As Long As Someone Else, Like The Taxpayer, Does The Paying  —  French taxpayers subsidize newspapers to the tune of some €600 million annually - a government report said it's like keeping the press in a state of …
Discussion: Guardian
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Why Publishers Are Tracking The Costco v. Omega Supreme Court Case  —  The “first sale” doctrine in copyright law limits the rights of copyright holders to sue for infringement after they've sold their work—it allows for used and re-sale markets in books and DVDs, as well as library lending.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
When Good News Is Bad News: Google Reportedly Fires Raise Leaker  —  Some corporate memos are confidential.  —  And some memos are “confidential"-meaning there's no real expectation that they'll stay within the family.  —  You'd assume that Eric Schmidt's memo to “Googlers” announcing big raises falls in the latter category.
Katrina vanden Heuvel / The Nation:
Math Error Skews Nation Ad Numbers In Monday's New York Times Profile  —  The Nation was excited to see that we'd been profiled in Monday's New York Times, in a business section feature, “Bad News for Liberals May Be Good News for A Liberal Magazine.”  But we were surprised to read this:
Michael Oneal / Chicago Breaking Business:
Tribune judge OKs more than $40M in bonuses  —  The judge in Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy case approved more than $40 million in 2010 incentive bonuses for 635 operating managers and executives Wednesday.  —  But based on the company's projected performance through the end of the year …
Discussion: Romenesko
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter Plus TV Creates “Social Viewing”  —  Although television has become more fragmented thanks to the web, millions of people still tune in for certain shows, including the Emmys and the MTV Video Music Awards.  The real-time conversation that Twitter allows makes it a perfect companion for those events …
Discussion: WebNewser
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
The Onion Strikes Comic Gold With Biden Spoofs  —  Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has never smashed a Whac-A-Mole game in a drunken fit.  He has never invoked Freedom of Information laws to find out a female federal employee's work schedule.  And to the best of anyone's knowledge …
 
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