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Chris Cuomo GFishbowlDC: Chris Cuomo writes “Closings? How not know?” on CNN’s Magic Board. Cavemen across the nation clap excitedly.

TVNewser: Willie Geist and Bradley Cooper are two giggly girlfriends. Don’t steal that idea Spielberg.

AppNewser: Google somehow finds a way to make Glass even worse than it already is.

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TVNewser: CNN’s Chris Cuomo sees nothing wrong with interviewing his brother, Andrew Cuomo. What was CNN supposed to do anyway, have someone unrelated to the family conduct the interview? Absurd.

FishbowlDC: Christina Bellantoni is joining Roll Call as its new editor.

AllFacebook: If you need to read a study to realize that the majority of your Facebook friends aren’t truly friends, it’s time to quit using social media.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Zynga Lays Off 520 | Newsweek’s Poor Stats | Chris Cuomo’s Conflict?


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Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees — 18 Percent of Staff — And Shutter New York And LA Offices (AllThingsD)
Zynga is laying off 18 percent of its workforce — which represents 520 employees — in a bid to reduce costs and more drastically restructure its troubled business toward mobile, according to sources close to the situation. Reuters One of the first firms to seize upon Facebook as a game-publishing platform years ago, Zynga has struggled to keep hold of players as people increasingly turn to their mobile devices — and games from Zynga’s rivals — for entertainment. Zynga’s chief executive, Mark Pincus, has shut studios, retired more than a dozen games and laid off hundreds of employees as part of a turnaround effort that focuses resources on developing mobile games. USA Today Two troubling trends have hit Zynga; for starters, fewer people are playing Zynga games, with the number of overall players dropping by more than 10 percent from last year. And those who are playing aren’t spending as much, with the company posting a first-quarter drop of about 30 percent from 2012. SocialTimes “None of us ever expected to face a day like today, especially when so much of our culture has been about growth… The scale that served us so well in building and delivering the leading social gaming service on the Web is now making it hard to successfully lead across mobile and multiplatform, which is where social games are going to be played,” said Pincus in an internal memo to employees. AppNewser Despite the layoffs, the company is still hiring in some positions across its locations. According to the company’s website, there are jobs available in its San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and Beijing offices, among other places. Read more

Morning Media Newsfeed: Zynga Lays Off 520 | Newsweek’s Poor Stats | Chris Cuomo’s Conflict?


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Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees — 18 Percent of Staff — And Shutter New York And LA Offices (AllThingsD)
Zynga is laying off 18 percent of its workforce — which represents 520 employees — in a bid to reduce costs and more drastically restructure its troubled business toward mobile, according to sources close to the situation. Reuters One of the first firms to seize upon Facebook as a game-publishing platform years ago, Zynga has struggled to keep hold of players as people increasingly turn to their mobile devices — and games from Zynga’s rivals — for entertainment. Zynga’s chief executive, Mark Pincus, has shut studios, retired more than a dozen games and laid off hundreds of employees as part of a turnaround effort that focuses resources on developing mobile games. USA Today Two troubling trends have hit Zynga; for starters, fewer people are playing Zynga games, with the number of overall players dropping by more than 10 percent from last year. And those who are playing aren’t spending as much, with the company posting a first-quarter drop of about 30 percent from 2012. SocialTimes “None of us ever expected to face a day like today, especially when so much of our culture has been about growth… The scale that served us so well in building and delivering the leading social gaming service on the Web is now making it hard to successfully lead across mobile and multiplatform, which is where social games are going to be played,” said Pincus in an internal memo to employees. AppNewser Despite the layoffs, the company is still hiring in some positions across its locations. According to the company’s website, there are jobs available in its San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and Beijing offices, among other places.

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FishbowlLA: Dan Rather discussed the end of the world and goats today; why haven’t you?

TVNewser: Chris Cuomo is making his CNN debut anchor tonight. It will likely involve 100 percent blizzard talk, so watch at your own risk.

TVSpy: A scandal is afoot in Fargo! No, seriously! Okay, it’s really not that exciting. We tried.

OC Woman, ABC’s 20/20 Sued Over 2011 Segment

OC Weekly reporter R. Scott Moxley has the lowdown on some defamatory accusations leveled at ABC’s 20/20.

In a June 24, 2011 report by Chris Cuomo, Internet dating background-check service provider Kelley Cahill alleged that her former boyfriend David Williams had lied about his marital status during their relationship, profited from the liaison and used Cahill to “prey” on other women. Not so, says Williams:

According to the 11-page complaint [filed in Orange County Superior Court by Beverly Hills attorney Alexander Rufus Isaacs]… Cahill was the freeloader in the relationship and Williams told her that he was separated from his wife, not divorced.

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Cristina Cuomo New EIC of Manhattan

Cristina Cuomo, wife of ABC News’ Chris Cuomo, is the new editor-in-chief of Manhattan. Cuomo was most recently editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Plum Hamptons. She was previously group editor for Niche Media’s regional publications and editor-in-chief of Gotham.

In related news, Manhattan’s publisher, Modern Luxury, has named James Aguiar its national fashion director.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in our luxury titles nationwide and are excited that Cristina will bring her editorial savvy and tremendous experience to Manhattan,” said Michael Dickey, president of Modern Luxury. “Adding James to our leadership team on the national level is a sign of our commitment to providing readers with the best and most current fashion coverage.”

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Lesbian Bloggers and Chris Cuomo’s Checkbook

Here it is everybody! This week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” which includes an interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner, a discussion about Chris Cuomo‘s stash of nudie photos, and a very special musical performance.

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

“GMA” Names New Newsreader|Living Stories|Hachette Works With MSN On New Lifestyle Site|Good Housekeeping Digs Up Archives|Huffington Criticizes Times Reporter

TVNewser: Juju Chang has been picked to be the new “Good Morning America” newsreader. She will replace Chris Cuomo, who is in negotiations to become co-anchor of “20/20″ and to report for other ABC News broadcasts.

New York Times: Google, The New York Times and The Washington Post have teamed up to present “Living Stories.”

All Things Digital: Magazine publisher Hachette Filipacchi is pairing with MSN and production company BermanBraun to launch a “lifestyle site aimed at fashion, decor, relationships and beauty.”

Mediaweek: Starting in January, Good Housekeeping will publish content from its archives to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

Huffington Post: Days after New York Times reporter Peter Baker criticized the addition of reporters from The Huffington Post and Talking Points Memo to the White House pool, Arianna Huffington shot back at him, calling his recent coverage of President Barack Obama‘s decision on Afghanistan “stenography.” “Perhaps he should spend less time worrying about that and more time worrying that his own reportorial ‘scrupulous passivity’ so easily leads to the insertion of the administration’s desired spin into the reporting on momentous decisions of war and peace,” Huffington said in response to Baker’s criticism of the pool appointments.

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