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6:20 AM ET, January 13, 2011

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How Media Will Relate to Facebook in the Future  —  All media will be personalized in three to five years, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in September.  One of the ways that's likely to happen everywhere just appeared on the UK Independent.  —  The site announced last night that it now offers granular subscriptions by Facebook.
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Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
The Independent's Facebook innovation  —  The Independent newspaper has introduced a fascinating new feature on the site that allows users to follow articles by individual writers and news about specific football teams via Facebook.  —  It's one of those ideas so simple you wonder …
Discussion: Future of Media
The Staggers:
Exclusive Interview: Julian Assange on Murdoch, Manning and the threat from China  —  The WikiLeaks founder talks to John Pilger.  —  In this week's New Statesman, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks to John Pilger about Bradley Manning, his “insurance” files on Rupert Murdoch and Newscorp …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
WikiLeaks: Julian Assange has Rupert Murdoch ‘insurance files’  —  Founder claims WikiLeaks has more than 500 US diplomatic cables on one broadcasting organisation  —  Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, claimed today he was in possession of “insurance” files on Rupert Murdoch and his global media company, News Corporation.
Read It Later Blog:
Is Mobile Affecting When We Read?  —  Printed media used to allow us to read in the places we found most comfortable.  When you imagine yourself reading the newspaper it's probably in your favorite chair, at the breakfast table, or at the cafe with an orange mocha frappuccino in your hand.
/ Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Curation is the New Search is the New Curation  —  In the beginning there was curation, and it was good.  People found interesting things on the web, created directories of those things, and then you found what you were looking for inside those curated lists.
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Felix Salmon:   Algo-powered curation  —  Paul Kedrosky has a great little essay today …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL'S NEW PROBLEM: Mike Arrington  —  When AOL bought TechCrunch last September, the first question on everyone's lips was, “How long could Mike Arrington possibly last as an AOL employee?”  —  Yesterday, four months after the deal, we may have begun to learn the answer to that question.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Correction on My Darrell Issa Story  —  I'd like to set the record straight on one of my stories.  —  In late November, I asked Rep. Darrell Issa's spokesman, Kurt Bardella, for an interview with the congressman.  He said he would see what he could do.  —  That afternoon my phone rang …
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Why Did Howard Kurtz Sit on an Embarrassing Correction for Six Weeks?
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Blood libel”: How language evolves and spreads within online worlds  —  When Sarah Palin used the term “blood libel” to describe purported attacks on her and the Tea Party movement in the wake of Saturday's tragic shooting in Tucson, some were left wondering why the former governor would use …
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Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
Sarah Palin Accuses Press of ‘Blood Libel’
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Conan Talks About Ratings, Leno and NBC  —  Pasadena, Ca.— Conan O'Brien had a brief message Wednesday about his relocation from NBC to the cable channel TBS: “Everything has worked out great for me.”  —  To reinforce that point - and perhaps to attempt to pre-empt any analysis from competitors …
Tracy Samantha Schmidt / Chicago Online Marketing:
Social Media Icon: @JayRosen_NYU explains how he tweets  —  Jay Rosen teaches journalism at NYU and is a leading media critic.  He blogs at Press Think and produces a weekly podcast on news and technology called Rebooting The News.  He has almost 50,000 followers on Twitter.
Discussion: Poynter
Paul Colford / ap.org:
AP and Shepard Fairey announce agreement in Obama poster case  —  The Associated Press, Shepard Fairey and Mr. Fairey's companies Obey Giant Art, Inc., Obey Giant LLC, and Studio Number One, Inc., have agreed in principle to settle their pending copyright infringement lawsuit over rights in the Obama Hope poster and related merchandise.
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Piers Morgan Debuts on the New York Cocktail Scene With Jabs at O'Reilly, Fox  —  Last week, new CNN host Piers Morgan e-mailed his old boss Rupert Murdoch, who'd helped him get his start as an editor at the London Sun and then the News of the World.  “You made me an editor at 28 and gave …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
How CNN's Piers Morgan Cut Bill O'Reilly Down to Size
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires eBook Technologies  —  Google has just acquired eBook Technologies, according to a notice that is currently appearing on the company's homepage.  —  Google confirmed the acquisition, with a spokesperson giving us this statement: … So what exactly is eBook Technologies?
Discussion: SlashGear, ReadWriteWeb and eBookNewser
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
MacWorld Publisher IDG Launches Private Advertising Exchange  —  Tech Giant Set to Prove Publishers Can Launch Ad Exchanges, Too  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — More publishers are looking to claim ownership over digital advertising to combat the growing dominance of Wall Street-like trading desks …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Bye-bye, physical media?  Sony closes CD plant  —  Sony Corp., the company that brought us the Walkman and the parent company of music label Sony Music Entertainment, plans to shut down a CD-manufacturing plant in South New Jersey in March.  —  About 300 employees will be laid off once …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Jared Loughner's supremacists tie debunked  —  An Arizona law enforcement agency is backing away from a document it produced in the aftermath of Saturday's shootings in Tucson - and which was leaked to Fox News - that linked the man accused with carrying out the crimes to a white nationalist publication.
Discussion: The Plum Line
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube Brings More Ads To Your Phone, Next To Justin Bieber and Lady GaGa  —  YouTube on your phone is popular, but until now it hasn't made Google much money.  The search giant has only been able to slap ads on the home page of its mobile version, and on search results.
Discussion: GigaOM and TechCrunch
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
First Amazon Took Down Booksellers...Are Publishers Next?  —  It's not that Amazon set out to destroy small book stores.  They just offered a better option for a large number of people.  Now, Amazon is increasingly offering small features here and there that taken together may start …
ProPublica:
What Do 50 Cent, Carmen Electra & Shaquille O'Neal Have in Common?  Touting Penny Stocks  —  Over the weekend, the popular rapper 50 Cent urged his 3.8 million Twitter followers to buy the stock of a microscopic company in Florida.  The penny stock jumped 290 percent on Monday.
Discussion: DealBook, Gawker, Dealbreaker and PopEater
The Insider / Digital Music News:
Sorry, You're Still Married to MySpace Music...  So what should your next move be with MySpace Music?  The following is a guest post from Caren Kelleher, head of business development at Songkick, manager of unsigned band The Lighthouse and the Whaler, and an HBS grad to boot.
Discussion: SAI, MediaMemo and Bloomberg
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL Partners With Reality Show Producer Endemol On Women's Programming  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) is adding another production studio to its roster of partners, as it continues to reshape and expand its content.  The company has tapped Endemol USA to collaborate on developing new, “reality-based” …
 
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Amy Wicks / WWD:
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