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Dan and Mark | Family Affair | Odd Folder

dan-rather_304x200TVNewser: Dan Rather is happy to have Mark Cuban as a boss. That felt weird to type.

FishbowlDC: John McCain wishes his daughter Meghan McCain was more like Chelsea Clinton. Well that’s not awkward at all.

 AllFacebook: Facebook’s “other” folder doesn’t make sense. We didn’t even know there was an other folder.

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A Condé Nast Widget Funded by Mark Cuban

From a New York media perspective, one of the most salient portions of Indianapolis Star business reporter Jeff Swiatek‘s excellent chronicle of the rise of 2011 startup ZergNet reads as follows:

Condé Nast began using ZergNet about a year ago and credits it for increasing monthly traffic on its websites by the hundreds of thousands of new visitors, said Peter Cheng, director of business development and innovation.

Cheng said ZergNet offers publishers “traditional traffic-trading made easy… Plus the content recommendation algorithm of an OutBrain, and the human curation and headline writing of a BuzzFeed. Their secret sauce is combining all of the above into one.”

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How did content curator ZergNet makes its way from humble beginnings to a Quantcast #48 ranking among U.S. websites and hundreds of top-flight media clients? It’s a rich, long story that principally involves Mark Cuban, a fellow alum of Indiana University. Cuban provided $30,000 in seed funding to founder Reggie Renner in 2012 and has since ponied up much more.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Ms. Magazine Editor Dies | HuffPost Live Goes Cable | AOL Music Axed

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Former Ms. Magazine Editor Mary Thom Dead at 68 (AP / Huffington Post)
Prominent feminist Mary Thom, a writer and former editor of Ms. magazine who also was an avid motorcyclist, crashed while riding on a highway and was killed, her nephew said Saturday. She was 68. NYT Thom joined Ms. magazine in 1972 as an editor, rising to become executive editor in 1990. She was known as a journalistic virtuoso who shaped the writing of many of the feminist movement’s luminaries, including Gloria Steinem.  Ms. “We who are Mary’s friends and family haven’t absorbed her loss yet; it’s too sudden,” said Women’s Media Center co-founders Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda in a statement over the weekend. “Ms. magazine, the Women’s Media Center, the women’s movement and American journalism have suffered an enormous blow. Mary was and will always be our moral compass and steady heart.” FishbowlNY Thom lived for decades in New York City and served as an editor for Ms. for nearly 20 years before leaving the feminist magazine in 1992. The glossy, which began as an insert in New York magazine, became a feminist powerhouse read in the 1970s but struggled to leverage commercial success with its ideological voice. Read more

Morning Media Newsfeed: Ms. Editor Dies | HuffPost Live Goes Cable | AOL Music Axed


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Former Ms. Magazine Editor Mary Thom Dead at 68 (AP / Huffington Post)
Prominent feminist Mary Thom, a writer and former editor of Ms. magazine who also was an avid motorcyclist, crashed while riding on a highway and was killed, her nephew said Saturday. She was 68. NYT Thom joined Ms. magazine in 1972 as an editor, rising to become executive editor in 1990. She was known as a journalistic virtuoso who shaped the writing of many of the feminist movement’s luminaries, including Gloria Steinem.  Ms. “We who are Mary’s friends and family haven’t absorbed her loss yet; it’s too sudden,” said Women’s Media Center co-founders Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda in a statement over the weekend. “Ms. magazine, the Women’s Media Center, the women’s movement and American journalism have suffered an enormous blow. Mary was and will always be our moral compass and steady heart.” FishbowlNY Thom lived for decades in New York City and served as an editor for Ms. for nearly 20 years before leaving the feminist magazine in 1992. The glossy, which began as an insert in New York magazine, became a feminist powerhouse read in the 1970s but struggled to leverage commercial success with its ideological voice.

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Mark Cuban Takes a Jab at LA Times for Bleacher Report Content

Add Dallas Mavericks owner and businessman Mark Cuban to the list of folks who are skeptical when it comes to content on Bleacher Report.

And while the sports websites has made strides towards improving their credibility by hiring writers you’ve actually heard of, they are still the king of the pointless slideshows.

This hasn’t stopped the LATimes.com from featuring Bleacher Report content on their website.

I know I can’t be the only person who has gone to LATimes.com and clicked on a story, only to discover that it wasn’t content from their website but from Bleacher Report.

And by content, I mean a list, slideshow, or article dripping of sensationalism.

Glad to know I wasn’t the only person turned off by that partnership.

Kobe Bryant Wins on the Court and Twitter

Before Sunday’s Lakers-Mavericks game, Dallas owner Mark Cuban suggested that Los Angeles should use their amnesty clause (fancy way of saying release) on Kobe Bryant in the offseason.

Kobe Bryant being Kobe Bryant, took Cuban’s comments to heart and carried the Lakers on his back in a 103-99 victory with 38 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.

If that wasn’t bad enough for Cuban to swallow, Bryant tweeted the following after the game:

Welp.

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PGA Rolls Out Another PRODUCED BY Conference

The admission prices for this weekend’s fourth PRODUCED BY Conference on the Sony Pictures lot are steep. But given the level of talent participating in the Producers Guild of America sponsored confab, attendees are willing to put forth boffo coin.

Speakers include everyone from Mark Cuban and LA Times entertainment reporter Dawn Chmielewski to Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein and produce Patrick Ward. Alongside a plethora of Saturday-Sunday events are something called Mentoring Tables. For a separate  fee of $100 per, participants get to sit down – Hollywood press junket style – and glean some more private, targeted words of advice.

If FishbowlLA was paying for an MT, we would be inclined to opt for either Snag Films CEO Rick Allen tomorrow afternoon or producer-director Gale Anne Hurd after lunch on Sunday. Organizers tell us that all but four of these ten-seat sessions have sold out.

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Internet Show Host Gives New Meaning to ‘Landing an Interview’

It honestly doesn’t get much cooler than this. To inaugurate Virgin America’s LA-Philadelphia route, What’s Trending host Shira Lazar has today bumped her usual Wednesday 10:00 a.m. PT broadcast slot to 1:30 p.m PT / 4:30 p.m. ET. So as to accommodate a live stream interview with fellow passenger Sir Richard Branson, with whom she crossed this great broadband land of ours today, west to east.

The conversation will take place on the ground at the Philadelphia end and will incorporate live viewer chat as well as questions submitted @whatstrending. Lazar will later share interviews done during the flight with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia cast members Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose and Glenn Hower.

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No, Bill Simmons Doesn’t Actually Have a Boyfriend

Bill Simmons took his B.S. Report podcast on the road earlier this week and interviewed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.

During the hour-long discussion, Cuban made a homosexual joke towards Simmons regarding in-game entertainment at basketball arenas. Carly Carioli of The Boston Phoenix has the specifics:

The atmosphere turned even weirder when Cuban began telling the story of how he’d almost fired a Mavs employee for encouraging Dallas fans to do the wave. Cuban hates the wave. “I’d rather have 60 minutes of Kiss Cam,” he said, to laughs. Simmons has long been on record as being a fan of the Kiss Cam — he’s even jokingly suggested that it become its own TV show — and piped up in favor of it. “I like the Kiss Cam,” Simmons said.

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Mark Cuban’s HDNet Gets CAA-AEG-Seacrest Makeover

Solid shared scoop late this afternoon from the gang at Broadcasting & Cable.

Per their report, Mark Cuban has decided to rebrand his HDNet channel as AXS TV (as in “Access” TV) in partnership with AEG, CAA and Ryan Seacrest Media.

The new channel is scheduled to kick off in June, with expanded DISH distribution already in place. From the B&C report:

As part of the agreement with DISH, the satellite operator will make AXS-branded concerts available on VOD starting March 15…

AXS will capitalize on AEG’s presence in live events and affiliation with more than 100 of the industry’s venues around the world to “connect audiences with the complete live experience,” from show creation to rehearsals, sound-check, performance and after-party, according to the companies involved.

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