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10:30 AM ET, April 20, 2011

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News.me, the iPad News Aggregator Blessed By Big Publishers, Gets Ready To Launch  —  News.me, Bit.ly's social news iPad app, was supposed to launch by the end of 2010.  But developers didn't submit it for Apple's approval until about a month ago.  —  Now it looks as if News.me is just about ready for public consumption.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site  —  The Washington Post Company this morning debuted its free, personalized, social news site and aggregator Trove in public beta.  —  First reported to be in the works and nearing launch by The Wall Street Journal in February 2011 …
Discussion: MediaMemo and Noted
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Byliner Launches With A Splash, Aims To Disrupt Long-Form Journalism  —  The media is buzzing with allegations that Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson fabricated his bestselling books and misused millions of dollars in donations.  —  Amazingly, within days of 60 Minutes breaking the story …
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Spreading the Wealth  —  Denting the big-paper domination of the Pulitzers.  —  Rem Rieder (rrieder@ajr.umd.edu) is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  In recent years, the Pulitzer Prize sweepstakes has often been dominated by a handful of large newspapers winning huge clusters of prizes.
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Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
‘Glenn Beck Threw Me Under the Bus’: Breakfast with Andrew Breitbart … Over crème brûlée oatmeal on Monday, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart talked sting videos.  Mr. Breitbart explained to the Transom that Breitbart blog protocol requires undercover video kingpin James O'Keefe …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Acquires Location-Based Media And Advertising Company WHERE  —  eBay has acquired location-based media company Where.com, the ecommerce giant tells us.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed and the acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2011.
Discussion: CNET News
Bloomberg:
Cuban Puts Landmark Theatres, Magnolia Pictures Up for Sale  —  Billionaire Mark Cuban has put his Landmark Theatres and Magnolia Pictures up for sale, saying entertainment companies are attracting “huge valuations.”  —  Cuban, 52, is “just testing the waters,” he said today in an e-mail in response to a question from Bloomberg News.
Discussion: Company Town, The Wrap and Deadline.com
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Are Apps Like Flipboard the Future of Media?  —  If you spend any time at all with an iPad, it soon becomes second nature to swipe through webpages, books and magazines with just a finger stroke, to the point where this has become the preferred way of consuming content for many digital natives …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and digiday:DAILY
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Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:   How Flipboard Can Bring App Makers and Publishers Together
New York Post:
Condé Nast is making customers very app-y  —  Consumers may start seeing more free downloads of tablet editions from Condé Nast magazines — at least as temporary traffic builders.  —  Industry watchers were wondering what was up last week following the appearance of a free …
Louis Gray:
Physical Media Has To Go.  I'm Digital Only From Here.  —  Moving across town last summer was a real eye opener in terms of seeing how tied we still are to physical things.  Beyond all our sundry items needed to survive, there were boxes upon boxes of nice-looking and possibly interesting books …
Discussion: Techland and Fox News
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Lebedev to launch Saturday i  —  Paper expected to hit newsstands within the next few weeks priced at 30p  —  Alexander Lebedev is poised to bring his brand of cut-price national news to the weekend market with the launch of a 30p Saturday edition of the i.
Discussion: Media Week
Mohan Ramkumar / The Next Web:
CNN App launches for Android phones  —  Following on from the launch of its Android tablet app, CNN has unveiled an official app for Android smartphones.  —  For those wondering what the big deal is about launching the same app again, unlike iOS, Android tablets and smartphones run …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com, CNN and Gizmodo
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HBO Go app set to stream its way to iPhones, iPads and Android devices  —  Are you familiar with the HBO Go online streaming service that lets subscribers catch up on HBO's award-winning and ass-kicking TV content?  Well, 'appy news for you, dear reader, for it's about to hit smartphones and tablets early next month.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Why Subscription May Not Be The Panacea In Entertainment  —  Subscription digital access is increasingly the hot business model for multi-platform entertainment distributors.  —  But, to Lovefilm, which pioneered UK DVD-by-post subscription, the same model could be increasingly second-best in its coming online era.
Reuters:
Thomson Reuters overhauls news management team  —  (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp named Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and former Dow Jones Newswires President Paul Ingrassia to the new position of deputy editor-in-chief, one of four new hires brought in to overhaul its news operations.
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Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:   EXODUS: Managing Editor Of Rupert Murdoch's ‘The Daily’ Jumps Ship For Reuters
Marika Lynch / KnightBlog:
Coming Monday: First Knight-Mozilla innovation challenge launches  —  On Monday, the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership will launch its first innovation challenge.  The contest (one of three running through May) aims to accelerate media innovation by solving technological challenges …
Kylie Davis / INMA:
Dopamine, Charlie Sheen and an addiction that is killing media  —  Media people have long joked that the industry is addictive, but new research shows that actually it is medically true.  —  The constant barrage of information, new facts, tight deadlines, demands from multiple inputs …
Discussion: Bits, FM Blog and The Daily Beast
James Gleick / Smithsonian Magazine:
What Defines a Meme?  —  Our world is a place where information can behave like human genes and ideas can replicate, mutate and evolve  —  With the rise of information theory, ideas were seen as behaving like organisms, replicating by leaping from brain to brain, interacting to form new ideas …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Chris / cdixon.org:
Experiment: blog in Kindle book form  —  There is an amazing amount of useful, free information available on tech blogs for fledgling tech entrepreneurs (this list is a great place to start).  I think sometimes we techies forget that this wealth of content is unknown to the non-startup world.
Discussion: The Next Web and eBookNewser
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Chris Dixon Turns His Blog Into a Book
Discussion: MediaMemo
 
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
GQ's New iPad App: Better, But Not by Much
Thanks:laureni
Mark Kleinman / Kleinman:
Exclusive: News Corp Mulls F1 Bid (Updated)
Discussion: The Wire
Andrew Theen / American Journalism Review:
An Encouraging Sign  —  The mother of a journalist detained …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SAY Media Acquires Dogster (And Has More Acquisitions In The Works)
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Ebersol: Versus Will Get New Name
News & Tech:
Google: One Pass to work with publishers
Discussion: The Wire and Noted
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Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
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John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
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Discussion: TVNewser and Poynter, Thanks:jaredbkeller
ABCNEWS:
Sherwood Names Fedida, Ruffolo and Mercandetti to Senior Posts at ABC News
Discussion: TVNewser and paidContent
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Advice for PR pros: ‘Tips to woo your next reporter-friend’
Discussion: Ragan.com
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The app divide between casual readers and news junkies