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4:00 PM ET, February 11, 2011

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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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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)  —  Hi!  In the wake of the AOL acquisition, I've been reading a lot about The Huffington Post from a lot of people who, as outsiders, don't really have any idea about what we do here.  They nevertheless have all sorts of opinions.
BBC:
Stop the presses: Facebook CTO says news next in social revolution  —  Facebook CTO Bret Taylor says news and media are set get the social treatment  —  Each week we ask chief technology officers and other high-profile tech decision-makers three questions.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TomiLaw and The Next Web
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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: Digits, Thanks:loic
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
The Daily vanishes into the memory hole  —  The Daily blog crowed about their three, count 'em, three different news covers yesterday tracking the fast-metamorphosing Egypt story.  And they got some props for it from folks like PaidContent's Stacy Kramer.  Today, they're proudly showing …
Discussion: The Daily and magCulture.com/blog
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:   ‘The Daily’ Updates Its Glitchy App—And Shows It Can Keep Up With News
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
As Many U.S. Newspapers Retrench from Online Video, New Opportunities Should Not Be Missed, The AP's Kevin Roach  —  WASHINGTON - Touted just three or four years ago as a promising editorial and business opportunity for newspapers to compete with local television stations and to grab new visitors …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Fox Follows ABC Into iPad Sync Space With ‘Bones’ App  —  Make sure to keep your iPad on when watching TV because there may be a trend developing in primetime programs that have companion content synchronized on that second screen in your lap.  Fox announced the launch today of a free app tied …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
The state of play for paid content, 2011  —  The late but not necessarily lamented 2010 was supposed to be the Year of the Pay Wall for newspapers.  —  But consumers overwhelmingly repudiated the efforts of the few publishers who dared to demand payment for access to the news …
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.
Jonathan Van Meter / Vogue.com:
Lady Gaga: Our Lady of Pop  —  How appropriate—how accurate!—her name is.  It is more of a title, really, one she bestowed upon herself mere moments before she became so insanely famous.  The Gaga half makes immediate, intuitive sense, an utterance that sounds like an infant's first word but is …
New York Post:
Sports Illustrated suits up for subscription app  —  Sports Illustrated today is expected to begin selling its first-ever digital subscription apps, which will be made available to smartphones using Google's Android system.  —  Up until now, only single issues could be purchased.
Discussion: MediaFile and FishbowlNY
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Groupon Pulls Those Super Bowl Ads, CEO Feels “Terrible That We Made You Feel Bad”  —  Groupon will stop running the ads that it ran during the Super Bowl — which inadvertently offended a bunch of people — and will run something “less polarizing” instead, CEO Andrew Mason wrote today on the company's blog.
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Can Google ever be a neutral news provider?  |  Emily Bell  —  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.
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
 
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