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9:40 PM ET, February 11, 2011

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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
It's Facebook Vs. Twitter In the Race to Make the News Social  —  Facebook has disrupted or helped to re-engineer many businesses and markets, including the photo-sharing market and the social-gaming market.  But one thing it hasn't really focused on so far is the news business.
Discussion: paidContent and Digits, Thanks:loic
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Despite HP Deal With Time Inc., Magazines and Apple Still Stuck on iPad Subscriptions  —  The Daily's Model Might Work — If You Think Subscribers Will Opt in to Marketing Messages  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It suddenly feels like Apple and publishers must be close to a deal on selling subscriptions to magazines' iPad editions.
Discussion: Mixed Media and digiday:DAILY
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New York Post:
Sports Illustrated suits up for subscription app
Discussion: MediaFile and FishbowlNY
Nat Ives / AdAge:   Sports Illustrated to Stop Selling Print-Only Subscriptions
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Wall-to-wall coverage as Mubarak resigns  —  Cable news went wall-to-wall with special reports and broadcasters broke into their daytime programming as crowds in Egypt erupted following the news shortly after 11 a.m. EST Friday that embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned, handing over power to the nation's army.
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Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist:
When the News Gets Old  —  It's no secret that in a world of news at Twitter speed, print seems to be getting left farther and farther behind.  Like others, I've written about this a couple times previously, and of course there was the Daily Show's fabulously snarky take on “aged news” a couple of years ago.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
The Daily vanishes into the memory hole
Discussion: The Daily and magCulture.com/blog
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:   ‘The Daily’ Updates Its Glitchy App—And Shows It Can Keep Up With News
Wall Street Journal:
Chapter 11 for Borders, New Chapter for Books  —  Borders Group Inc. is in the final stages of preparing a bankruptcy filing, clinching a long fall for a company with humble beginnings that helped change the way Americans buy books but failed to keep pace with the digital transformation rocking every corner of the media landscape.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Web Words That Lure the Readers  —  The Huffington Post has hired veteran journalists to beef up its news coverage.  But a significant chunk of its readers come instead for articles like one published this week: “Chelsy Davy & Prince Harry: So Happy Together?”
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Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
How The Huffington Post Works (In Case You Were Wondering)
Discussion: The Angle and paidContent
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
gave4andy: Andy Carvin and the ad hoc pledge drive  —  One of the winners of the January 25 uprisings in Egypt — besides, of course, the people of Egypt — has been Andy Carvin.  NPR's social media guru has been doing an exemplary job of curating social media to report on a weeks-long protest …
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Can Google provide neutral news?  —  The search engine's foray into the Egypt crisis with SayNow shows how it is becoming an active ingredient in political debate  —  It is hard to think of many American business executives who have been detained for dissent against repressive regimes.
PR Newswire:
Pandora Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering  —  Pandora Media, Inc. ("Pandora") today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock.
Nat Worden / FoxBusiness.com:
News Corp CEO Murdoch Makes Largest Stock Purchase In Years  —  NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- News Corp. (NWS, NWSA) Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch acquired nearly $20.2 million worth of nonvoting stock in his media empire, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and FishbowlNY
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Tells Advertisers to Dig Deeper: “Promoted Trends” Get a Price Hike  —  Twitter's “promoted trends” ads may be the company's most consistent source of revenue.  Now the company wants to wring more money out of them: It has told buyers to expect a significant price bump for the ads in the next few months.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Gawker's Nick Denton: See, You Ingrates?  This Is What We're Trying to Do (Video)  —  Gawker Media's Nick Denton has spent much of the week responding to whiny readers and armchair Web designers who don't like his sites' new look.  —  If you didn't know any better, you'd think the publishing impresario …
Marc Settle / BBC College of Journalism Blog:
Why small devices are big news for journalists  —  The great and the good in the world of mobile devices are heading to Barcelona for their annual shindig, the Mobile World Congress.  Many are likely to be in good cheer following the news this week that sales of mobiles in 2010 had increased by some 32% on the figure for 2009.
Discussion: Disruptors
Adam Tinworth / One Man & His Blog:
Spam, technology and a bloody tough week  —  It's the end of a long working week, one that has been dominated by behavioural problems masquerading as technical ones.  We've had a number of very intense spam attacks on our blog farm here, and it's taken both a number of technical efforts …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: BBC iPlayer Boss Says All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait  —  The BBC brought its iPlayer seven-day catch-up, one of the world's most popular VOD products, to iPad and Android as apps this week - to a mostly warm response and some impatient grumbles that shows can't be stored …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why an expansion of low-power radio stations could mean good things for community news  —  The future of local radio news may involve more than just the letters N, P, and R.  —  Last month, President Obama signed the Local Community Radio Act, a new law allowing the expansion …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 
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