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Silicon Alley Morning News, July 17, 2007

News Corp and Dow Jones execs agree to terms; Bancrofts to debate saving journalism.  Not counting chickens yet, but it seems one of the most agonizingly self-important public decisions of recent years may finally be coming to an end.  Murdoch and Zannino have reportedly agreed that $60 a share is […]
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Silicon Alley Morning News: July 16, 2007

Vodafone to buy Verizon for $160 billion?   The FT’s Alphaville says it might.  Vodafone denies, denies, denies.  After swallowing, Vodafone will reportedly ditch the landline business for $90 billion and keep the wireless piece.  VZ up 9%, Vodafone down 2%.  Gee, wonder which side leaked?  Marketwatch
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Breakfast Reading

IAC Dumps ageing DoubleClick for aQuantive’s Atlas  Another ad win for Microsoft, another setback for NY’s DoubleClick ClickZ
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While We Slept…

Sumner Redstone and daughter Shari love each other again.  Dinner at Il Postino, bottle of Cristal, her kids, no hug.  But Philippe is still the prodigal son.  Zachary Kouey, New York Post
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Breakfast Reading, July 31

EMusic, the second-largest seller of downloadable music after iTunes, has cut a deal with AT&T to sell independent-label songs directly over cell phones.  Competing services from Sprint, Verizon, and others feature high-profile artists, such as Prince.  Robert Levine, New York Times.  Mashable wonders whether this puts AT&T and Apple at […]
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TV Not Dead! Teens Get Most News From It

In contrast to adults, who increasingly follow the news online (at the expense of the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric, et al), teens and young adults get most of their news from television, according to a new study from Harvard University.  Unfortunately, the headline implication of the study–that teens and […]
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Silicon Valley Pats Self on Back for Developing Tesla Electric Car

“Silicon Valley is the best in the world at everything it does,” says Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire who funded and is now the chairman of Tesla Motors.  This sort of smug satisfaction will no doubt only increase as the company’s $98,000 roadsters ship to celebrity mogul clients (the Governator, […]
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Microsoft’s Online Revenue Actually Growing Again (But So Are Losses)

Microsoft’s long-struggling web business got some more good news last night, when the company reported an acceleration in advertising revenue growth.  Last week, the world was abuzz with news that Microsoft’s search share had finally increased (at the expense of Yahoo’s).  Now, those who had also written off the web […]
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Silicon Alley Morning News, July 19, 2007

Proposed Google/DoubleClick marriage may be on rocks.  Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has announced a Congressional hearing.  The Senate Judiciary Committee may follow.  Two privacy watchdogs predict the merger will be nixed.  Scott Cleland, chairman of the Precursor Group and an anti-Google lobbyist (on net neutrality) argues that the FTC should […]
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