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ICYMI: Everyone is Leaving Everywhere - Posted March 11, 2014
Monday was a big day for getting the heck out of Dodge. Here's a run-down of all the journos who jumped ship yesterday: David Ellis ditched Bloomberg for a VP gig over at CQ Roll Call. -by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ICYMI: Everyone is Leaving Everywhere - Posted March 11, 2014
Monday was a big day for getting the heck out of Dodge. Here's a run-down of all the journos who jumped ship yesterday: David Ellis ditched Bloomberg for a VP gig over at CQ Roll Call. -by ... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook PR Really Wants Famous People to Post During the Super Bowl - Posted January 31, 2014
OK: one last Super Bowl post before the big weekend, because this one provides us with a glimpse inside the Facebook PR team's strategic manual. This morning Re/code... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Wants to Know What You Had for Breakfast This Morning - Posted March 27, 2013
Facebook's latest plan to convince brands and advertisers that its services have some real-world value involves utilizing ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Pauses Mobile Ad Network Tests - Posted December 19, 2012
Rumblings of a Facebook external ad network, where ads gathered by social data show up on sites outside of the social network, sent waves throughout the Internet. But a report from AllThi... [AllFacebook]

Major Layoffs at The Daily - Posted July 31, 2012
Is 18 months of ambitious deficit financing enough to determine it is no longer worth pursuing a particular online news gathering path? Some would say yes, and today, that is exactly what News Corp. has decided. Peter Kafka... [FishbowlLA]

Bleacher Report on the Verge of Ideal Exit Strategy - Posted June 22, 2012
Talk to any Internet content startup exec these days and they will tell you the same thing. The most realistic goal is to build a viable niche community and then wait for a moneyed M&A pal to come calling. Such appears to be the case with Bleacher Report, the gargantuan sports site... [FishbowlLA]

Unpaid HuffPo Bloggers File Class-Action Lawsuit - Posted April 12, 2011
The Huffington Post's unpaid bloggers now want a chunk of the site's $315 million sale to AOL, and today they're angling for it in the form of a class-action lawsuit. Led by blogger and union organizer Jonathan Tasini (pictured... [MediaJobsDaily]

Cutting Through the Noise at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - Posted January 6, 2011
Perhaps the grand-daddy of all trade shows, the Consumer Electronics show is in full swing here in Las Vegas, NV. It's one of those events that's big enough for media companies to issue press releases highlighting their coverage plans, which we ... [FishbowlDC]

Is CT AG's Concern About Price Fixing Warranted? - Posted August 4, 2010
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Is CT AG's Concern About Price Fixing Warranted? - Posted August 4, 2010
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Twitter Rolling Out 'Early Bird' Deals; Considering Pay For Follower Service - Posted July 12, 2010
Here's two Twitter trends to keep tabs on. First, "Twitter's first venture into online shopping is simple in its execution: The company has launched an account called @earlybird, which will Tweet special offers to its followers," reports ... [FishbowlDC]

Hulu Plus Subscription: Will You Buy It? - Posted June 25, 2010
All Things D's Peter Kafka reports that Hulu's long-rumored subscription product, Hulu Plus, could come as soon as next week for a select group of people. The details are the same, $9.95 a month for access to a deeper ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

MSNBC Readying iPad App - Posted June 23, 2010
Well this is interesting. According to Peter Kafka at All Things D, MSNBC is readying an iPad app based on one of its programs. While the network is being coy about which show it will be, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Aol Has Sold Bebo... Maybe? - Posted June 16, 2010
This is interesting. Mashable reports that Aol has found a buyer for its floundering social network Bebo. Aol said earlier this year that if it couldn't find a buyer, it would shut the site down. The only problem is that Aol won't confirm any sort of deal, but as Peter Kafka a... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Eyeing 'Promoted Trends'? - Posted June 11, 2010
According to Peter Kafka at All Thing D, Twitter is considering another revenue-generating initiative besides its already announced in-stream advertising. The idea, Kafka says, is to offer "promoted trends" to advertisers. The way it would likely work is that an advertiser could choose a term that would appear on twitter's homepage in... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Celebrates 5th Anniversary; Sends Branded Chocolate to Media - Posted May 21, 2010
YouTube turned five this week, and as part of the company's efforts around the milestone, they sent a bunch of branded chocolate to media. This picture, from Peter Kafka... [FishbowlDC]

News Corp. Looking for PR Agency To Support Subscription News Initiative - Posted May 19, 2010
News Corporation is currently readying a digital news subscription service, and the company is looking for a PR firm to help them during the process. The new service would feature News Corporation's content alongside content of other... [FishbowlDC]

Associated Content Isn't For Sale...But If It Was, Here's Who To Call - Posted February 25, 2010
Associated Content has hired media bankers Allen & Company to perhaps help sell the low-cost content site, Allthingsd's Peter Kafka ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Peter Kafka of AllThingsD on the Menu: Managing the "Big Bang" of Media Coverage Versus "Steady Flow" - Posted December 9, 2009
PRNewser joined GalleyCat editor Jason Boog on the Morning Media Menu this morning with guest Peter Kafka of Dow Jones' AllThingsD. Kafka has reported on media and technology since 1997, and... [FishbowlDC]

What's The Future For E-mail E-Commerce? - Posted December 4, 2009
E-mail newsletter company Thrillist has more than doubled its revenue, to almost $10 million, and expects to double it again next year, Silicon Alley Insider reports. Staff is up to 45 full-timers. And is now operating in 13 cities. Meanwhile, DailyCandy, the per... [MediaJobsDaily]

BW And Bloomberg Marriage Not So Bad, Relatively - Posted November 2, 2009
If you're a BusinessWeek staffer, you're on tenterhooks right now as you wait to see whether you'll still have a job after new owners Bloomberg take over. But, as Peter Kafka reports, it could have been much, much worse. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Balloon Boy And Checkbook Journalism: Is It All Bad? - Posted October 19, 2009
King-of-the-blogosphere Nick Denton paid a 25-year-old student an undisclosed sum for his story about unwittingly helping father Richard Heene plan the hoax, which involved pretending that 6-year-old ... [MediaJobsDaily]

ad:tech Apologizes for Pay-for-play Emails - Posted October 17, 2009
Yesterday Peter Kafka of AllThingsD published in its entirety, a solicitation from a person hired by ad:tech offering discounted admission in exchange for positive blog posts, Tweets, or Facebook updates about the industry conference. ad:tech's Event Director ... [FishbowlDC]

Trade Show Attempts to Barter Sponsorships For News Coverage - Posted October 16, 2009
Peter Kafka of AllThingsD is right when he said, "...there really are some sleazy marketers out there, so many that letters like this one, which popped into my inbox this morning, don't even raise an eyebrow..." He's referring to an email sent out today to key influencers in the "digital marketing... [FishbowlDC]

Who To Follow On Twitter - Posted July 7, 2009
Having a great Twitter network can lead to great things. Assuming that social media isn't a giant fad, that is. (We assume so! But sometimes we wonder.) Anyway, if you're looking to inject some media class into your followed, try AdAge's list of 25 Media People You Should Follow... [MediaJobsDaily]

Morning Reading List 07.07.09 - Posted July 7, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List 07.07.09 - Posted July 7, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlNY]

More WaPo 'Salon' Follow-Up: Kurtz Analysis, Various Responses - Posted July 3, 2009
• Howard Kurtz's 'salon' analysis is on the cover of the WaPo Style section. • Charles Kaiser: The... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More WaPo 'Salon' Follow-Up: Kurtz Analysis, Various Responses - Posted July 3, 2009
• Howard Kurtz's 'salon' analysis is on the cover of the WaPo Style section. • Charles Kaiser: The... [FishbowlNY]

The Business Model Of An Online-Only Newspaper - Posted June 24, 2009
flickr: Annie MoleThe Seattle P-I may have it right. Peter Kafka at Mediamemo ... [MediaJobsDaily]

CNET's McCarthy: Twitter Has Replaced ProfNet - Posted June 9, 2009
This PRNewser moderated the "Blogging Tech" panel at today's PRSA T3 Conference in New York, alongside Peter Kafka of AllThingsD, ... [FishbowlDC]

MediaMemo: Google Didn't Kill Newspapers, Craigslist Did - Posted May 26, 2009
Here's a chart, via MediaMemo at allthingsd, showing the precipitous drop in newspaper classified ad revenue over the past few years. Peter Kafka theorizes that the drop coincides with craigslist's becoming mainstream. It looks like the first drop came in 2000-2001, right after craigslist.org expanded into 13 cities. By 2... [MediaJobsDaily]

"All Things D" Launches App - Posted May 18, 2009
All aboard the app train. The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD.com is the latest Web pub to get its own IPhone/IPod Touch app. The application includes Kara Swisher's Boomtown, Peter Kafka's MediaMemo blogs and video and Wa... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Martha Stewart Omnimedia Co CEO 'Stepping Down' - Posted April 21, 2009
Wenda Millard, co-CEO of MSLO and "President of Media," is stepping down. The company has no plans to replace her; instead giving her workload to three other MSLO execs—Martha included. Peter Kafka at MediaMemo says it's been a long-standing rumor that ... [MediaJobsDaily]

comCast Looking For New Deals - Posted March 25, 2009
They bought Fandango, Daily Candy and Plaxo. And while every other media company is currently crying poor, Comcast told MediaMemo, it was actually still looking to acquire companies (cautiously of course). So out of a job? Have a great business you've been dying to get off the ground.... [MediaJobsDaily]

Former NBC Chief Digital Officer To Hearst - Posted March 16, 2009
George Kliavkoff, the former NBC Universal exec who helped develop Hulu, is joining the Hearst Corporation. Kliavkoff, who left his job at NBC last year, will become the executive vice president and deputy gro... [MediaJobsDaily]

Falco And Grant Out At AOL, Ex-Googler In - Posted March 13, 2009
Tim Armstrong, Google Senior Vice President, has been named chairman and CEO of AOL effective yesterday, we've learned. Current chairman/CEO Randy Falco and president/COO Ron Grant will leave the company after a transition period. Not much of a "tra... [MediaJobsDaily]

Defamer About to Be Defunct - Posted February 23, 2009
Peter Kafka off AllThingsD's Media Memo brings us this scoop: Here's what should be the last step in Nick Denton's sl... [FishbowlLA]

Madonna Breaks Up With Warner Music - Posted October 11, 2007
Warner Music waved bye-bye to Madonna, and watched as concert promotion giant Live Nation signed her to a 10 year deal for $120 million. She'll get a general advance of $17.5 million and advance payments for three albums of $50 million to $60 million, and $50 million in cash and stock in... [FishbowlLA]

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