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June 11 2010

23:23

4 Minute Roundup: iPhone 4 vs. Android Phones

In this week's 4MR podcast I consider the new iPhone 4 announced by Apple, with a sleeker design, longer battery life, "retina display" and a front-facing camera for video calls. How will the iPhone stack up against popular Android phones such as the new 4G HTC Evo and the Motorola Droid? I talked with CNET associate editor Nicole Lee to discuss the pros and cons of the new iPhone.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo vs. Droid Incredible at Mashable

Sprint CFO - HTC EVO can take on iPhone 4 at News.com

Dialed In - iPhone 4 versus HTC Evo 4G at News.com

4 carriers and 4 super smartphones - which is your favorite? at ZDNet

HTC EVO 4G for Sprint Review at MobileCrunch

iPhone 4's 'Retina' Display Claims Are False Marketing at Wired News

iPhone 4 multitasking will disappoint at Computerworld

Apple previews iPhone OS 4, adds multitasking at Computerworld

Also, be sure to vote in our poll about choosing iPhone or Android:




iPhone or Android?survey software

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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May 29 2010

00:23

4 Minute Roundup: Facebook Privacy Update; Bay Citizen Launch

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition I look at how Facebook tried to simplify its privacy settings in the face of widespread criticism and defections. Now the 50 settings have been streamlined down to 15, but still some critics decry the opt-out nature of sharing vs. opt-in. Plus, the new Bay Citizen non-profit news site in the San Francisco area launched, with high-profile partnerships with the New York Times and UC Berkeley. I talked with editor-in-chief Jonathan Weber, who described their approach to online video and more.

[Full disclosure: Weber was my editor at the Los Angeles Times and at the Industry Standard.]

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Making Control Simple at the Facebook blog

No One Really Cares About Facebook's Privacy Flap -- Except Congress at AdAge

Privacy groups assail Facebook changes at CNET

A Guide to Facebook's New Privacy Settings at NY Times

Here's a CNET video explaining Facebook's privacy changes:

The Bay Citizen - 'Hardly Strictly News' at SFGate

The Bay Citizen makes a strong debut at the SF Bay Guardian

The Pitfalls of 'Cooperative' News at Chicago Reader

Bay Citizen nonprofit news producer launches, nabs $3.7M at SF Business Times

Is A Link More Valuable Than $25? The Bay Citizen's 'Deal' For Local Bloggers at SFAppeal

The Bay Citizen

Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think non-profit news sites:




What do you think about non-profit local news sites?online surveys

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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May 21 2010

23:21

4 Minute Roundup: A Primer on Facebook Privacy Issues

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition I focus on the recent privacy brouhaha at social networking giant Facebook. Why are prominent techies deleting their accounts and complaining? Mainly because Facebook keeps adding features that are "opt-out" instead of "opt-in" and its privacy policies are a complex mess. I talked with lawyer Michael McSunas to find out what's angering people, and learn how Facebook can turn things around.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Another Security Hole Found On Yelp, Facebook Data Once Again Put At Risk at TechCrunch

Facebook, MySpace Confront Privacy Loophole at WSJ

Facebook Needs to Find Its Voice on Privacy at GigaOm

Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking at NY Times

Facebook Staff Meets to Discuss Privacy Policy as Backlash Gains Momentum at Daily Finance

Former FTC Chair Timothy Muris to Steer Facebook Through Washington at Fast Company

Facebook's Eroding Privacy Policy - A Timeline at EFF

The Big Game, Zuckerberg and Overplaying your Hand at Calacanis.com

Facebook Backpedals on Privacy, Sort Of at ReadWriteWeb

Well, These New Zuckerberg IMs Won't Help Facebook's Privacy Problems at Business Insider

What backlash? Facebook is growing like mad at Fortune

Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think about your privacy on Facebook:




How much do you care about your privacy on Facebook?survey software

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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May 07 2010

23:18

4 Minute Roundup: FCC's 'Goldilocks' Approach to Regulating Net

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition I focus on the proposal by the FCC chairman Julius Genachowski to find a "third way" of regulating broadband providers. His "Goldilocks" approach tries to inforce fairness and Net neutrality rules, but not be too heavy-handed by avoiding setting prices for ISPs or forcing them to open up their lines. Reaction was tepid from both sides of the political aisle. I try to explain Genachowski's approach, and talk with the Investigative Reporting Workshop's John Dunbar, who thinks there's little to cheer consumer advocates in this proposal.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

The FCC's 'Third Way,' Will it Work? at CBSNews

FCC's Genachowski Tries To Carve A 'Third Way' For Regulating ISPs at PaidContent

FCC's Third Way - What You Need to Know at PC Magazine

FCC Chair Cites 'Third Way' For Neutrality at MediaPost

FCC's third way - Regulate Internet access, not Internet content at VentureBeat

How the FCC Plans to Regulate Internet Lines at WSJ Digits

FCC statement - 'Third way' legal framework at CNET

FCC Web Rules Create Pushback at WSJ

Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think the FCC's proposal:




What do you think about the FCC's "third way" of regulating broadband?online survey

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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April 09 2010

23:05

4-Minute Roundup: Apple's iAds; Journo-Programming Degree

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at Apple's plan to enter mobile advertising with its new iAd platform. Apple has been known for hardware and software but has never handled ad sales before, and now finds itself squarely in competition with Google and AdMob in that arena. Plus, Columbia University announced a new dual journalism-programming degree. And I ask Just One Question to AdAge reporter Kunur Patel about her take on the new Apple iAd platform.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Apple Launches 'iAd,' Mobile Ad Platform for iPhone and iPad at ClickZ

Steve Jobs Promises Developers That Apple's iAds Won't 'Suck' and Will Make Them Money at MediaMemo

Apple's iAd Not Game-Changing, but Will Move Market at AdAge

Apple Unveils New Ad Software for iPhone at Wall Street Journal

Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans Thursday, and Google Can't Wait to Tell the FTC at MediaMemo

Apple unveils iPhone OS 4.0 at CNET

Apple Unveils Ad Platform and Phone Software at NY Times Bits

Will Columbia-Trained, Code-Savvy Journalists Bridge the Media/Tech Divide? at Wired Epicenter

Columbia's J-School Gears Up A New Generation Of Digital Media Geeks at Business Insider

Columbia Rolls Out Joint Journalism - CompSci Grad Program at FishbowlNY

New dual-degree master's in journalism & computer science announced at Columbia University

Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think about ads on your mobile phone:




What do you think about ads on your mobile phone?surveys

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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April 02 2010

23:02

4-Minute Roundup: All Hail the iPad (Except Curmudgeons)

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's special edition, I look at the impending launch of the Apple iPad tablet. So far, reviews have been mainly positive, though there are some caveats about the missing features (Flash support, camera, USB, etc.). Media companies are falling over themselves to create apps, including paid apps, but no one knows how many will be downloaded and paid for over the next few months. Plus, I ask Just One Question to PC Magazine reviewer Tim Gideon about his biggest surprise while using the iPad.

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Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Apple iPad Review - Laptop Killer? Pretty Close at AllThingsD

Apple iPad review in PC Magazine

Apple iPad hands-on review at CNET

Being the biggest beast on the planet of the apps is what will bring success at Times Online

Why The iPad Is A Hit at MediaShift

We Have Seen The Amazing Future Of Apple's iPad And This Is It at Silicon Alley Insider

Hold the iPad opinions 'til you've used one, please at Computerworld

The Best iPad Apps at Launch at TechCrunch

Doing the iPad Math - Utility + Price + Desire at NY Times

New York Times prominent among media iPad apps at CNET

More new Apple iPad apps - BBC, Dragon Dictation, Pandora at USA Today

Apple iPad's iBooks vs Amazon's Kindle at PC World

Check out some of the write-in answers of our recent poll asking people to fill in the blank in this sentence: "The iPad will ___ the media industry."

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you would pay for iPad apps:




How much would you pay for iPad news apps?answers

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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March 26 2010

21:32

4 Minute Roundup: Google Uncensored in China; iPad Mania for Mags

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Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at Google's recent move to stop censoring its site in China and instead redirect traffic to its uncensored Hong Kong site. Google is also running real-time search results and asking Congress to punish countries that filter the Net, but will the move backfire? Plus, magazine publishers are moving quickly developing iPad apps and even selling advertising on their apps before they even exist. Will people pay for those apps? I ask Just One Question to Susan Currie Sivek about how the iPad will change the magazine business.

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Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Google's Tangled Chinese Web at WSJ

Google Shuts China Site in Dispute Over Censorship at NY Times

Google's China Temporary Redirect Shenanigans at MediaPost

Google adds Twitter feed in China, again defying that country's rules at LA Times

Google Calls for Action on Web Limits at NY Times

U.S. Push on Internet Freedom Could Backfire at WSJ's Real-Time China blog

Advertisers Show Interest in iPad at NY Times

Apple Scrambles to Secure iPad Deals at WSJ

Advertisers Break Out Checkbooks for iPad Magazine Deals at WSJ Digits

Magazines Use the iPad as Their New Barker at WSJ

WSJ on iPad for $17.99 a month, magazines to be at or near newsstand prices? at Engadget

Check out some of the write-in answers of our recent poll asking what people thought about their cable and satellite TV service:

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about how you think the iPad will affect the media industry:




Fill in the blank: The iPad will ______ the media industry.survey

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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March 19 2010

22:49

4-Minute Roundup: Google TV Disrupts; Facebook Passes Google

This episode of 4MR is brought to you by the Knight Digital Media Center, providing a spectrum of training for the 21st century journalist. Find out more at KDMC's website. It's also underwritten by GoDaddy, helping you set up your own website in a snap with domain name registration, web hosting and 24/7 support. Visit GoDaddy to learn more.

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at Google TV, the new alliance between Google, Intel, Sony and Logitech to create a new TV or set-top box that will finally connect the TV with the Net in a simple way. Plus, Facebook last week surpassed Google in traffic for the U.S., according to Experian Hitwise, and Facebook referrals to news sites were more loyal visitors than referrals from Google News or the Google search engine. And I asked Just One Question to Time magazine TV critic James Poniewozik, getting his take on Google TV.

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Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Google and Partners Seek TV Foothold at NY Times

Google TV Should Finally Push Apple TV Beyond A Hobby at TechCrunch

It's Official - Facebook Rules the Web at PC World

Facebook surpasses Google in weekly traffic at San Jose Mercury News

How Facebook overtook Google to be the top spot on the Internet at Fortune Brainstormtech

Facebook edges past Google for weekly traffic at SFGate's Tech Chronicles

Facebook Visitors Come Back Again and Again at Hitwise blog

If You Tell Them On Facebook, They Will Come...Again and Again at ReadWriteWeb

The Google giant begins to topple at Network World

Check out some of our write-in answers to last week's poll question about what people thought about geo-location services such as Foursquare:

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think about your cable or satellite service:




What do you think about your cable or satellite TV service?answers

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

This episode of 4MR is brought to you by the Knight Digital Media Center, providing a spectrum of training for the 21st century journalist. Find out more at KDMC's website. It's also underwritten by GoDaddy, helping you set up your own website in a snap with domain name registration, web hosting and 24/7 support. Visit GoDaddy to learn more.

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March 12 2010

21:53

4-Minute Roundup: The Rising Buzz of Location Services at SXSW

This episode of 4MR is brought to you by the Knight Digital Media Center, providing a spectrum of training for the 21st century journalist. Find out more at KDMC's website. It's also underwritten by GoDaddy, helping you set up your own website in a snap with domain name registration, web hosting and 24/7 support. Visit GoDaddy to learn more.

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at the growing interest in geo-location services such as Foursquare and Gowalla, especially as the South by Southwest conference begins in Austin, Texas. Now, Twitter and Facebook are both preparing to add geo-location to their services as well, and Google already has Latitude and Buzz that can show your location. But will this become a mainstream phenomenon or just a pastime for the tech-savvy in-crowd? I talk to analyst Greg Sterling to find out more.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Facebook's Coming Location Service - Feature for Users, Platform for Apps at Inside Facebook

Just In Time For The Location Wars, Twitter Turns On Geolocation On Its Website at TechCrunch

Facebook Will Allow Users to Share Location at NY Times Bits blog

Vicarious.ly - SimpleGeo's One Location-Based Stream To Visualize Them All at TechCrunch

Facebook, Twitter Ready Location-Based Features at PC World

Facebook Isn't For Real Life Friends Anymore, Says Foursquare's Dennis Crowley at Business Insider

Foursquare, Gowalla and the future of geo-location at the Telegraph

In geolocation wars, SXSWi is mere skirmish at CNET

6 Thoughts About Location Madness at ReadWriteWeb

What Are the Legal Implications of PleaseRobMe? at MediaShift

Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think geo-location services:




What do you think of geo-location services like Foursquare?surveys

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

This episode of 4MR is brought to you by the Knight Digital Media Center, providing a spectrum of training for the 21st century journalist. Find out more at KDMC's website. It's also underwritten by GoDaddy, helping you set up your own website in a snap with domain name registration, web hosting and 24/7 support. Visit GoDaddy to learn more.

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March 06 2010

00:36

4 Minute Roundup: Viacom Yanks Shows from Hulu; FT's Pay Model

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Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at the recent move by Viacom to pull "The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report" from Hulu, and run them on their own sites. Plus, the Financial Times said it would start charging for day passes and weekly passes to augment its metered pay system online. And I asked Just One Question to PEJ's Tom Rosenstiel about their recent report on the interactive news consumer.

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Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Why the Daily Show Left Hulu by Andrew Baron

Viacom Will Take 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' Off Hulu at NYT Media Decoder

Viacom's departure from Hulu comes with a bite at CNET

Hulu loses shows in pricing clash at FT

Hulu, Colbert, And The Recentralization Of Video On The Web at TechCrunch

Loss of Daily Show, Colbert puts more pressure on Hulu at Yahoo Tech blog

FT CEO says improving ad trend continues at Reuters

Financial Times Website Turns To PayPal at Fishbowl NY

FT to use PayPal for daily, weekly online access at Editors Weblog

FT Will Use PayPal For Daily, Weekly Payments at PaidContent

Understanding the Participatory News Consumer at Pew Internet

Also, be sure to vote in our poll about how you plan to experience the Oscars:




How will you experience the Oscars?answers

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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February 26 2010

23:58

4 Minute Roundup: Google's Trouble in Europe; WAC vs. Apple

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Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at the trouble Google is having in Europe, with its executives indicted in an Italian court; the European Commission investigating anti-competitive behavior; and recent privacy complaints against Street View. Plus, an alliance of rival cell phone companies wants to create a unified app store to take on Apple. Plus I ask Just One Question to Spot.us honcho David Cohn, who explains an innovative ad plan for the crowdfunding site.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Google's appeal in Italy is a blow for freedom at the Inquirer

Italy's prosecution of Google execs could hurt flow of Internet information at Seattle Times

EU regulators critical of Google Street View, report says at LA Times

Google's Italian problem has a Korean solution... at ZDNet

Google facing challenges to its bold ambitions in Europe at LA Times

Mobile Operators Unite to Take on Apple's App Store at ClickZ

Why the WAC Is Whack at GigaOm

Apple ambushed in Barcelona at the Register

Mobile Operators Unite to Fight Apple App Store - Could it Work? at PC World

Spot.Us Adds Assignments, Widgets, Story Updates in Revamp at Idea Lab

Spot.us

Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think about Google's search results:




What do you think about Google search results?poll

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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February 20 2010

00:41

4 Minute Roundup: Olympics Tape-Delay Backlash; PleaseRobMe's Geo-Scare

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Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at the backlash against NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics, with people on the West Coast angry at the network for tape-delaying the best events until prime time. Plus, a new service called PleaseRobMe.com points out the vulnerability of people who use check-in geo-location services such as Foursquare along with Twitter. And I ask Just One Question to NewTeeVee's Liz Gannes.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

What Olympic tape-delay controversy? NBC still doesn't get it at Seattle Times

Olympic Tape Delays Roil Fans, But It's Good for NBC's Business at Wired Epicenter

Query for NBC Olympics on Twitter Sentiment

Where to Watch the 2010 Winter Olympics Online at NewTeeVee

Yahoo Olympics Site Surpasses NBCOlympics.com in Traffic at NewTeeVee

Please Rob Me website causes fury for telling burglars when Twitter users are not home at the Telegraph

Foursquare Responds To Please Rob Me: Please Shut Up at TechCrunch

I'm Here, New York, Please Rob Me at NY Times City Room blog

Please Rob Me Is Not A (Successful) Lawsuit Waiting To Happen at Business Insider

Here's a graphical view of the most recent MediaShift survey results. The question was: "What do you think of Google Buzz?"

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think about NBC's Olympic tape delay:


What do you think about NBC's tape delay of the Olympics?(answers)

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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February 05 2010

15:35

4 Minute Roundup: Facebook as News Reader; Engadget Comments

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Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at the rise of Facebook as a place to find news. Hitwise found that Facebook was the #4 referrer of traffic to news sites, after Google, Yahoo, and MSN -- and above Google News. Plus, the tech blog Engadget shut down comments after an influx of trolls, before relenting to open them again. And I ask Just One Question to Google News founder Krishna Bharat, who explains how 9/11 inspired him to create the service.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Facebook Largest News Reader? at Hitwise

Facebook Could Become World's Leading News Reader at ReadWriteWeb

Creating Your Personalized News Channel at Facebook blog

Is Facebook, Not Google, the Real Global Newspaper? at The Atlantic

Facebook helps the news industry, but it's no white knight at VentureBeat

We're turning comments off for a bit in Engadget

Comments getting out of hand, Engadget turns them off at AFP

Engadget editor - Why I turned off comments at VentureBeat

Are Blog Comments Worth It? at Web Worker Daily

How Much Blog Would a Blogger Blog If a Blog Chucked Its Comments? at MediaPost

Commenting on Engadget - a human's guide at Engadget

Google News to Publishers - Let's Make Love Not War at PBS MediaShift

Here's a graphical view of the most recent MediaShift survey results. The question was: "What do you think about Apple's iPad?"

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about where you find news online:


What's your primary source for news discovery online?(polls)

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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January 29 2010

23:50

4 Minute Roundup: iPad Mania; Yelp Scores $100 Million

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Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at the hype and reality around the latest device from Apple, the iPad. While some have slammed it for what it's missing, it's too early to tell how media companies might use it to sell their content. Plus, Yelp gets up to $100 million from Elevation Partners, helping some employees cash out without an IPO. And I ask Just One Question to Google News' Josh Cohen about whether Google should have started working with publishers sooner.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

8 Things That Suck About the iPad at Gizmodo

The Anti-Hype - Why Apple's iPad Disappoints at Mashable

The Apple iPad - First Impressions at NY Times

Can iPad save media? Skeptics weigh in at Reflections of a Newsosaur

Debating the merits of Apple's iPad at News.com

Can Apple's iPad Save the Media After All? at Wired Epicenter

Taking A Deeper Look At Media's Appetite For The iPad at PaidContent

Does Apple's IPad Take a Bite Out of Web Advertising? at AdAge

The iPad Is a Multimedia Device. So Where Are the Media? Be Patient. at MediaMemo

Will the iPad Help Media? Possibly. Save Media? No. at GigaOm

Elevation Partners giving Yelp a boost at SF Chronicle

Yelp Taking Big Investment From Elevation Partners at TechCrunch

Yelp Gets Up to $100 Million From Elevation Partners at BusinessWeek

Three's A Trend - First Facebook, Then Zynga, Now Yelp at WSJ

Google Now Collecting Local Reviews From Non-Traditional Sources at Search Engine Land

Google Maps Now Adding Reviews from News Sites, Hyperlocal Blogs and Other Non Traditional Review Sources at Understanding Google Maps

Here's a graphical view of the most recent MediaShift survey results. The question was: "What do you think about Google's intent to run an uncensored site in China?"

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about the iPad:


What do you think about the Apple iPad?(poll)

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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January 16 2010

00:09

4 Minute Roundup: Text Donations to Haiti; Google.cn Uncensored

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at the way social media and text-to-donate has helped to transform charitable giving in Haiti after the earthquake. Plus, Google announced it would stop censoring its search site in China after having Gmail accounts of dissidents and free speech proponents hacked there. And I ask Just One Question to Tribune Media's Kate O'Hare (@KateOH) to see if time slots still matter for TV shows.

Check it out:

4mrbareaudio11510.mp3

Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Haiti in Rubble - Marketers, Aid Groups Rush To Help at MediaPost

Mobile giving to help Haiti exceeds $7 million at MSNBC

In Haiti earthquake coverage, social media gives victim a voice at Guardian

Haiti and New Media - How NPR is Using Twitter and Facebook To Report on the Earthquake at BayNewser

Social media help find quake survivors at CBC

Haiti - Search for missing loved ones leads friends and relatives online at LA Times

Best Online Resources for Following Haiti News, Taking Action at PBS MediaShift

A new approach to China at the Official Google Blog

What's at Stake With Google's Threat to Withdraw From China? at ClickZ

Why Google Wasn't Winning in China Anyway at AdAge

White House, Beijing Joust Over Censorship at WSJ (paid subscription required)

Why Google is quitting China at Silicon Dragon

Conan O'Brien Statement - I Will Not Follow Jay at Huffington Post

Here's a graphical view of the most recent MediaShift survey results. The question was: "What do you think about 3D TV?"

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about Google and China:


What do you think about Google's intent to run an uncensored site in China?(online surveys)

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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January 08 2010

19:41

4 Minute Roundup: 3D TV Hype at CES; Nexus One Phone

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I consider the hype around 3D TV at the Consumer Electronics Show. While many companies and even cable channels are announcing 3D TV initiatives, it seems doubtful that huge numbers of people will be drawn to the technology this year. Plus, Google unveiled its Nexus One phone to decent reviews, but it might have trouble with other phone makers who use Android and don't want to compete with Google hardware.

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

3D TV to steal scene at electronics show at Detroit Free Press

RealD signs big names for 3D TV at CNET

Experiencing 3D TV first-hand at Macworld

Let's Get Real - Why The Reporting On 3D TV Is Mostly Hype at PaidContent

Nexus One Review - The Best Android Phone To Date":http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/05/nexus-one-google-phone-to_n_390219.html at Huffington Post

Microsoft - Google's Nexus One will hurt Android at Ars Technica

Apple's War With Google Heats Up at Silicon Alley Insider

iSlate, Nexus One Kill Microsoft's 15 Minutes at InformationWeek

3 Reasons The Google Nexus One Won't Live Up To The Hype at ChannelWeb

Financial Times's content revenues set to overtake print ad income at the Guardian

LA Times Laying Off 80; Both The Monday Business Section, Paper Size To Shrink As Well at PaidContent

Tablet Fever - How Apple Could Go Where No Computer Maker Has Gone Before at Xconomy

Here's a graphical view of the most recent MediaShift survey results. The question was: "What's your wish for the new year?"

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about your thoughts on 3D TV:


What do you think about 3D TV?(trends)

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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December 18 2009

23:42

4 Minute Roundup: Google Phone and Netbook; Kindle Under Attack

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at Google's various moves into consumer electronics. Rumors abound about a Google phone, code-named Nexus One, that could be out as early as the first week of January. And Google also might be coming out with its own branded netbook with Chrome OS by Christmas 2010. Meanwhile, the Kindle is under attack from a possible Apple Tablet, News Corp. making a deal with Sony, and the consortium of magazine publishers making a "Hulu for magazines." Plus, Robert "Rosey" Rosenthal explains how he's trying to get revenues for the new California Watch project.

Check it out:

Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

What Google Wants With Its Own Phone -- Control at AdAge

Google phone with T-Mobile contract in Jan at Reuters

Get Ready For The Google Branded Chrome OS Netbook at TechCrunch

Apple, Google Rivalry Heats Up at WSJ

Google plans own Chrome OS netbook, what will Apple and Microsoft do? at 9to5 Mac

Kindle Rivals Cozying Up to Magazine, Newspaper Publishers at AdAge

Sony Recruits News Corp. to Give Its Reader Line a Boost at MediaMemo

Apple Tablet Production To Ramp In February, Analyst Says; Will It Kill The Kindle? at Barron's

WSJ, MarketWatch and NY Post Subscriptions Coming To Sony E-Reader at PaidContent

Publishers Join Forces to Save Themselves with Hulu for Magazines at Gizmodo

Now's the Time, Finally as Publishers Announce Their Hulu for Magazines. Next Up -- Building It at MediaMemo

California Watch Says 'Yes' to Open, Networked Investigative Reports at PBS MediaShift

Here's a graphical view of last week's MediaShift survey results. The question was: "What killed E&P magazine?"

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about your new year's wish.

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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December 11 2009

22:43

4 Minute Roundup: The Death of E&P; AOL's Spin-Off

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at the recent announcement that Nielsen will be shuttering Editor & Publisher magazine, which covered the newspaper business since 1884. E&P's Jennifer Saba says the loss of classified advertising was as much to blame as Romenesko. Plus, America Online was spun-off from Time Warner yesterday and has an uphill climb to make it as an independent company with dwindling dial-up subscribers.

Check it out:

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews Close at NY Times

Farewell, Editor & Publisher by Steve Outing

Media Cover Sudden Demise of 'E&P' -- Readers Express Shock and Broad Support -- Hope Remains? at E&P

Editor & Publisher, Kirkus Reviews to be shut at LA Times

While Dying, Editor & Publisher Showed Journalism How To Live by Will Bunch at Huffington Post

E&P and the emotional commitment of a subscription at Nieman Journalism Lab

AOL Spinoff Faces Not Challenges, Not Hurdles, But Steep Cliffs at BNET

AOL IPO, Take Two at WSJ

After the Divorce, AOL Faces Challenges at NY Times

AOL's Sob-Story Fooled Wall Street... And Now The Stock Is Undervalued! at Silicon Alley Insider

AOL's first day -- We want to believe at CNET

AOL shares fall on debut trading day at the Telegraph

AOL seeks a new growth strategy at BBC

AOL Completes Spin-Off From Time Warner at InformationWeek

Poll -- What Was the Worst Deal of the Decade? at WSJ

Here's the entire interview with E&P's Jennifer Saba:

Here's a graphical view of last week's MediaShift survey results. The question was: "Who will benefit most from the Comcast/NBC merger?"

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what killed E&P magazine.

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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December 04 2009

21:59

4 Minute Roundup: Comcast-NBC Deal; AOL's Robot Army

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift (the Stuffy Head Cold Edition). In this week's edition, I look at the $30 billion mega-merger between Comcast and NBC Universal. Critics already believe the deal could lead to higher cable rates and less free content on Hulu. Plus, AOL's Tim Armstrong said he would use computer algorithms to help in the editorial discovery process at AOL. And I ask Just One Question to David Nordfors of the Innovation Journalism project at Stanford University.

Check it out:

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Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Comcast-NBC Deal Won't Stop Cable Price Hikes at ABCNews.com

First Take -- Comcast-NBCU Deal Isn't About Digital at PaidContent

Comcast Hasn't Made 'Best Offer' to U.S. on NBC Deal at Bloomberg

Comcast-NBC deal raises concerns about media consolidation at LA Times

Comcast, NBC aim to ease feds' concerns at Washington Post

Surviving NBC's Upheaval at DealBook

AOL's Big Plan -- Robot Traffic Whoring at Gawker

Automated AOL News -- Heralding the Future of Online News Writing? at Fast Company

New AOL Gambit Could Undermine Premium Content Goals at ClickZ

Here's a graphical view of last week's MediaShift survey results. The question was: "What will happen because of all the media company layoffs?"

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about who will benefit most (if anyone) from the Comcast-NBC Universal merger.

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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November 20 2009

23:49

4 Minute Roundup: Media Company Layoffs; Omidyar Startup

Here's the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week's edition, I look at the deep layoffs that are planned at AOL, the AP and BusinessWeek. In the case of AOL, the company plans to shed one-third of its workforce, or 2,500 staffers. eBay founder Pierre Omidyar announced plans to launch a news startup in Hawaii that will combine citizen journalism with professional reporting to cover local civic issues. I asked Just One Question to Bayosphere founder Dan Gillmor about Omidyar's venture.

Check it out:

4mrbareaudio112009.mp3

Background music is "What the World Needs" by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Google Makes AOL's Turnaround Task Even Harder at AllThingsD

AOL Slashing A Third Of Staff; Armstrong Will Forego '09 Bonus at PaidContent

AOL shows worst not over for media job cuts at Reuters

Layoffs begin at BusinessWeek at Talking Biz News

With Latest Layoffs, AP Hits Goal Of Reducing Payroll By 10 Percent at PaidContent

Aloha at Peer News blog

Omidyar to the Rescue of Professional News? at BusinessWeek

eBay Founder Starting Online News Site at InformationWeek

Ebay Founder Omidyar Shuttering His Twitter Project Ginx, To Launch Online News Site at ReadWriteWeb

Why it Matters that Pierre Omidyar is Launching a News Startup at MediaShift Idea Lab

Here's a graphical view of last week's MediaShift survey results. The question was: "What if Rupert Murdoch takes all News Corp. content out of Google?"

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what will happen due to all the media company layoffs.

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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