Leaked speech: did China doctor its space footage?
“The content of Mr. Xia’s speech, transcribed and posted online by someone who attended the May 15 lecture at Tianjin Foreign Studies University, has become something of a sensation in recent days, providing the Chinese a rare insight into how their news is stage-managed for mass consumption. — New York Times
Old media goes after new: NY Times buys blog
“Popular polling aggregation site FiveThirtyEight.com will be relaunched under the New York Times umbrella, blogger Nate Silver
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announced today.” — Inquisitr
Twitter expects hundreds of advertisers
“Twitter, the rapidly expanding microblogging service, plans to have hundreds of advertisers using its new ad system in the fourth quarter as the company ramps up plans to become a self-sustaining, profitable business.” — Reuters
Publishers see signs iPad can restore ad money
“Good news for the news business: Companies are paying newspapers and magazines up to five times as much to place ads in their iPad applications as what similar advertising costs on regular Web sites.” — Associated Press
Analyst: how to get people to pay for content
“It’s the most common question I get in my travels: Will people ever pay for content again?” — paidContent.org
Google’s camera cars off the road
“Australia’s Privacy Commissioner has decided against an interim ban on Google cars, which roam suburbs collecting data and pictures for its Street View mapping service, because the commissioner has accepted Google’s pledge not to do so.”– The Australian
Rush Limbaugh: The Movie
“He’s the country’s top-rated talk radio host, beacon of conservatives, a lightning rod for controversy. Is Rush Limbaugh movie material?” — Deadline