Rudd’s dumping. I think we have a winner for tackiest use of the Rudd political assassination — the RSVP dating website on the Fairfax network…

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Heartbeat into cardiac arrest. Being a long-running drama in Britain seems to be the most dangerous option now. ITV has killed off The Bill, after 27 years, the BBC has ended Days of Summer Wine after 37 years, now Heartbeat (which showed here on 7TWO) will disappear after 18 years (it’s a comparative youngster). ITV said in January it would “rest” Heartbeat for a while. Now its confirmed that it will not be re-commissioned. — Glenn Dyer

What our media heavyweights think

“Australia’s $12 billion media advertising market is expected to post solid growth in the coming financial year. — The Australian

The (online) Times, they are a dropping

“So, its still early days, but the conclusion so far seems to be this: since it forced users to register in order to view its content, The Times has lost market share.” — Hitwise Intelligence

Read the full story: Rolling Stone didn’t kill McChrystal

“You could say General Stanley A. McChrystal was a victim of his own hubris — the archetypal field commander who got too intemperate with the suits back at headquarters. Then again, you might not.” — New York Times

A new cocktail in Tumblr

“The New York Times and The New Yorker are among the traditional media outlets experimenting with Tumblr, the innovative blogging platform known for its sophisticated interactive features.” — iwantmedia

(Don’t) hold the phone: Apple fixes reception

“Apple has issued official guidance – and its chief executive Steve Jobs has issued unofficial guidance – on how to avoid the widely-noted reception problems with the new iPhone 4 when held from below: don’t hold it that way.” — The Guardian

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