Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:40 PM ET, January 18, 2011

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC, Justice approve Comcast and NBC joint venture  —  Federal regulators on Tuesday approved Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal, allowing for a joint venture that puts a vast library of television shows and movies under the control of the nation's biggest cable and broadband Internet service provider.
RELATED:
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
DOJ's Approval Of Comcast-NBCU Contingent On Giving Up Role In Hulu  —  Maybe it's just as well that Jeff Zucker is leaving NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) when Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) takes over.  Zucker and former News Corp (NSDQ: NWS).  COO Peter Chernin banded together for an online video joint venture …
Tom Junod / Esquire:
Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America?  —  An exclusive and unbiased investigation into the highly paid operative of a foreign-born tycoon, a man who reengineered political and media culture and fomented a revolt that threatens the very stability of our country  —  Today, here at Esquire …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Under Pay Model, Little Effect Seen on Papers' Web Traffic  —  While newspapers around the world are anxiously asking themselves what would happen if they started charging readers to view articles online, a few answers have started to emerge.  —  Steven Brill's Journalism Online experiment …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Strong Ratings for Piers Morgan's Debut  —  CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight” premiered to 2.1 million viewers on Monday, according to preliminary ratings from The Nielsen Company.  —  CNN said that Mr. Morgan's audience was 219 percent bigger than the channel's average audience during …
RELATED:
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
CNN's Piers Morgan puts Twitter to work for TV debut
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's 3rd Biggest Advertiser is a Bing Affiliate Scam (With Updates)  —  Matt Cutts is the head of Google's anti-webspam team and tonight he came across what looks like a huge trove of scammy, spammy spam - on Facebook.  And it involves Microsoft.  Advertising publication AdAge reported tonight …
RELATED:
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Facebook Books $1.86B in Advertising; Muscles In on Google Turf
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
WSJ denies rumor that editor's leaving for Australia  —  A thinly-sourced report in today's Sydney Morning Herald suggests that Robert Thomson, managing editor of News Corps' Wall Street Journal and one of Rupert Murdoch's top lieutenants, may be packing his bags for a move back to Australia.
RELATED:
Stephen Mayne / Sydney Morning Herald:
Change afoot for Murdoch's minions
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Venerable Lefties at Harper's Divided by Union  —  Harper's, one of the last bastions of old-line liberalism and a lonely defender of a certain idea of what literary culture should be, has long been supported by the largesse of its owner and patron, John “Rick” MacArthur …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
H.P. Updates TV's Old Product Demos  —  A mainstay of early television — live commercials demonstrating products like Polaroid cameras and Timex watches — is making a comeback, updated for a new century by migrating to new media.  —  Hewlett-Packard is teaming up with the YouTube …
RELATED:
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
HP Launches Live Improv Comedy Show on YouTube
Discussion: Data Central
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Ad Tech Startups Banding Together To Take On Google And Microsoft  —  As the online ad technology industry consolidates, it is becoming tougher for startups to stand out among the giants.  The 500-pound gorillas like Google and Microsoft keep integrating in new technologies …
Discussion: New York Observer
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Goldman Blames Media Attention For Killing Off Its U.S. Facebook Offering  —  Both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times are reporting this morning that Goldman Sachs has decided to limit its much ballyhooed private offering of up to $1.5 billion in Facebook shares to international investors only.
RELATED:
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
Yes, This Blog Is Leaving NYTimes.com  —  As reported in Forbes on Friday, the Freakonomics blog will be leaving NYTimes.com on or around March 1 and returning to its indie roots.  —  The Forbes piece and most of the followup coverage drew the seemingly obvious connection between …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Scribd Raises Another $13 Million, Aims To Bring Social Reading To Every Device  —  Scribd, the document sharing hub that launched as a ‘YouTube For Documents’ and has since added other key features, including an online bookstore and a publisher analytics platform, has raised another big round of funding …
The Huffington Post:
Regis: It's Over  —  Regis Philbin says he's leaving the show that bears his name.  —  “This will be my last year on this show,” the 79-year-old host said Tuesday morning on “Live! with Regis and Kelly.”  “It's been a long time, it's been 28 years since I've been here.
Market Wire:
Digital Publisher Vook Closes $5.25 Million Financing  —  Established Leader in Publishing Content for Tablets, Smartphones and E-Readers Builds on Its Momentum for 2011  —  Vook, the leading digital publisher of mixed-media reading, announced it closed $5.25 million in Series A financing …
Discussion: Beet.TV, The Vook Blog and TechCrunch
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Nielsen view of new TV just doesn't rate  —  While more viewers are getting up from the TV set and watching shows on the go, ratings giant Nielsen is stuck on the couch.  —  Video viewing on Apple's iPad and other mobile devices is exploding.  Just last week, Google's YouTube …
Lisa Bertagnoli / Chicago Business:
Bloggers quitting what they call a demanding task with few rewards  —  Jim Harbison launched a blog thinking it would be a showcase for his love of mid-century-inspired art and design—and maybe spawn a book deal or guest editorship somewhere.  —  “I wanted to participate in a world …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Atlantic Pretties Up With Photos  —  The rise of the Atlantic's Web site is a good story, but that tale doesn't have much to do with pictures, only words.  —  That's supposed to change next month, when the site adds a new “In Focus” photo blog, curated by Alan Taylor.
Sam Petulla / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New Yorker web editor: The site is “guided by what's on paper”  —  In a 2006 post at Design Observer, Michael Bierut praised what he termed the “slow design” of The New Yorker: “the patient, cautious, deliberate evolution of a nearly unchanging editorial format over decades.”  —  It's an apt description.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Entertainment News Company TheWrap Acquires ItsOnTheGrid.com  —  TheWrap, a venture capital-backed news organization focused on the business of entertainment and media, has acquired ItsOnTheGrid.com (IOTG), TechCrunch has learned.  —  TheWrap made the acquisition for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.
Discussion: paidContent and The Wrap
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
IAC's Electus Acquires Engine Entertainment, Forms Global Distribution Arm  —  Multimedia entertainment studio Electus on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Engine Entertainment.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Founded in 2009 by former NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Ex-AOL CEO Randy Falco Lands At Univision As COO  —  Nearly two years after being ousted as AOL's chairman and CEO and replaced by Tim Armstrong, Randy Falco has a new job as EVP/COO of Spanish language media network Univision Communications.  Falco, who also once served as COO of NBC Universal …
Laura Kusisto / New York Observer:
HuffPo Bloggers Will Soon Shop More at Trader Joe's  —  The lefty blog that your neighbor contributes to, The Huffington Post, plans to set up new digs in one of Chelsea's most desirable buildings.  —  Staffers have been told that the high-end aggregator is moving to 675 Sixth Avenue, the Mattel Building.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Digital Marketing Company (And Lycos Owner) Ybrant Digital Raises $48 Million  —  Looks like investors are increasingly looking at India for financing fast-growing Internet companies.  Helion, Accel Partners and Tiger Global just pumped $6 million into ecommerce site LetsBuy.com …
Discussion: MediaNama and paidContent:UK
Mercy Farm:
A Push-Button Network is Great, Until It's Not.  Ask Sarah Palin  —  Given the state-of-play in media, it comes as no surprise that we are ending the week after the tragedy in Tucson chattering about a YouTube video.  But the web video that turned heads wasn't the inchoate rantings produced …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 5:40 PM ET, January 18, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 
 
 More News: 
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Broadcast veteran Semel goes from Oprah to the Onion
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
Ads Trump Articles as Newsweek Limps Into Tina Territory
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Waviimania Continues As Investors Flock To Parade
Kim Wilson / Journalistics:
A Sure Sign News Teases Don't Work in Social Media
Mark Sweney / paidContent:
Pearson Buys Controlling Stake In TutorVista For $127 Million
Discussion: MediaNama
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!:
First Kickstarter-Funded Film Headed to Sundance
Shelly Banjo / Wall Street Journal:
Take Two for a Brooklyn Film and TV Studio
Miles Socha / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: Nina Ricci Unveils Advertising... Michael Crotty Joins Nordstrom...
 Earlier Picks: 
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Perfect Market, news ad firm, lands $9 million in funding round led by Comcast
Clint Hendler / CJR:
Shielding Reality
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Cheezburger Network Gets $30M for More LOLcats and Failpics
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu Rolls Out a Highlights Show-"The Morning After"
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Hulu Blog
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
Populis, the “European Associated Content”, acquires blog network Blogo for €6m
Discussion: paidContent:UK