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eyefu.jpgStealing Its Own Thunder: So much for understanding the media. CBS Corp. announced its “rapid evolution from an old-media titan into a powerful Internet player” with a “Rolling Thunder,” a new online network that will partner with Microsoft, Comcast and Yahoo. They thought the news was all anyone would talk about. Then they fired Imus.

chinwat.jpgNewest Trend Story: Be on the lookout for more “Big Water” stories. They’ll be everywhere. They’ll be important. And no one will read them.

wocom.jpgWe’ve Come A Long Way, Not: Fewer women are trying to break into to stand-up comedy these days. Down to two from a high of three in the 80s.

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