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NBC News Prepares To Close Out ‘Education Nation’ Conference

Today is the final day of NBC News’ “Education Nation” conference. New York City Mayor and Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg will be a speaker, as will former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. NBC will announce a digital toolkit for parents to support their children’s academic growth, and the conference will end with a panel of education journalists (from NBC and elsewhere) talking about the challenges of covering education in America.

Earlier, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong discussed innovation in tech. Below, Armstrong is photographed with NBC News Group Chairman Pat Fili-Krushel, and NBC News president Deborah Turness.
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Ann Curry’s Lunch at Michael’s

Mediabistro’s Diane Clehane was at her usual perch yesterday at Michael’s, Midtown Manhattan’s power lunch spot. And look who she spotted at table one.

1. Ann Curry and attorney Bob Barnett. We were thrilled to see Ann happily ensconced at the best table in the room, graciously chatting with well-wishers and friends.

Barnett represented Curry during her recent contract renegotiations with NBC News which saw Curry take on the role of anchor-at-large for “Today” and correspondent for NBC News.

Diane also learned some TV trivia from table 11:

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The Re-Making of the New York Cosmos

Grant Wahl, America’s best soccer writer, posts a long interview transcript with Terry Byrne, best known as David Beckham‘s former manager and “best mate.” The self-made man has a new gig, however: Helping to bring back the New York Cosmos.

The legendary club featured Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, and other massive names. They were hugely popular in New York, dominating Studio 54 and earning themselves a much-loved documentary. In 1985, they disappeared from the field.

But now, the Cosmos are coming back. Byrne, former Tottenham Hotspurs director Paul Kelmsley, and a few other executives are intent on making the Cosmos Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise in 2013.

In essence, this is a media, marketing, and branding story. How do you transform a franchise that exists in the hearts and minds into one that appears on the field?

Byrne has some thoughts. Read more

Internet Week’s High-Speed Connections

If you haven’t heard, it’s Internet Week in New York City, put on by Mayor Bloomberg and the IADAS.

NYC companies, including ours, are putting on events, hosting parties and otherwise celebrating New York’s Internet community. There’s even an awards show Monday night. (We’ll be there to cover).

It’s a busy week. So busy, in fact, Page Six reports husband and wife Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg are throwing competing parties tonight with guest lists filled with tvnewsers.

While Diller is hosting a bash on a private roof garden overlooking Rockefeller Center to welcome new AOL boss Tim Armstrong and News Corp.’s chief digital officer Jonathan Miller to New York’s digital community, von Furstenberg will be at her downtown headquarters celebrating “Womenomics,” a new book by “Good Morning America” host Claire Shipman and the BBC’s Katty Kay. While Diller’s expecting Jeff Zucker, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers and Mike Ovitz, von Furstenberg is drawing Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson and Charlie Rose.