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Internet Stained Wretches

  1. CNN Wonders If the KKK Can Improve Its Marketing StrategyOtherwise known as a “rebrand.”
  2. Slate Makes Halfhearted Attempt at Putting Up a PaywallThey won’t even use that term.
  3. ‘Bloomberg View’ Signs Up Big-Name ColumnistsEzra Klein and Jeffrey Goldberg.
  4. Bill Simmons’s New Site Gets a Name — Grantland — and a Launch DateIn which we explain the name.
  5. U.S. State Department’s Anti-Censorship Strategy? Funding the BBCTo develop anti-jamming technology so citizens in Iran and China can access the news.
  6. The New York Observer Will Launch Its Own Tech SiteBetabeat.com.
  7. Bill Keller Tries to Take Down Arianna Huffington, FailsWhen megalomaniacal meets megalomaniacal a-comin’ through the rye.
  8. Les Moonves Buys Clicker, a TV Guide for the InternetDoes anyone need a ‘TV Guide’ for the Internet?
  9. Facebook’s One Commenting System to Rule Them AllIf you log in with Facebook, people will know more about you.
  10. Apparently the ‘AOL Way’ Involves Ice-Luge Binge DrinkingMichael Arrington strikes again.
  11. Google’s New Algorithm Cuts Off Content Farmers at the KneesYour search results, now with 12 percent less spam.
  12. Phase One of Amazon’s Plan to Destroy Netflix Is Now CompleteAmazon is starting to offer unlimited video streaming.
  13. ESPN Gives Bill Simmons His Very Own Sports and Pop-Culture SiteHe stole our Lane Brown!
  14. AOL’s Inflated Price for HuffPo Might Make Investors Think TwiceArianna Huffington is making enemies left and right.
  15. Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers: ‘Hey Arianna, Can You Spare a Dime?’Surely some of that $315 million from AOL is being shared with them, right?
  16. How Much Did Arianna Earn From the AOL-HuffPo Deal?One Wall Street analyst says at least $100 million, Drudge says $18 million.
  17. The Tim and Arianna Show Hits the RoadThe pair talk paid content with Piers Morgan.
  18. This Has Happened Before: Comparing the AOLington Post to AOL Time WarnerA handy comparison chart.
  19. The AOLington Post: AOL Buys HuffPo for $315 Million [Updated]Arianna Huffington will take control of all of AOL’s editorial content.
  20. Investors Clamor to Buy Shares in Questionable Content Farm Demand MediaNo signs of market sanity here.
  21. Michael Arrington Bites Down On the AOL Hand That Feeds Him [Update]The fight continues in the comment section!
  22. Is Google Willing to Undercut Apple in Order to Sell Newspaper and Magazine Apps?Will Apple alter its prudish ways to keep up with Google’s distribution sluttiness?
  23. Demand Media’s Questionable Accounting Over Freelance WritersThe SEC delays Demand Media’s IPO.
  24. Craigslist Leaves Global Pervs in Limbo, Shuts Down ‘Adults Services’ WorldwideSorry, pervs.
  25. Si Newhouse’s Nephew Gets a Digital Shopping Spree for ChristmasCondé Nast’s parent company gets ready to spend.
  26. Arianna Huffington Circumvents the Press, AgainDid you really think Arianna Huffington was going to wait in line?
  27. The Secrets to Writing Winning CopyMagic! Well, magic, fake aphorisms, and mixed metaphors.
  28. Expect More Ads on Your Internet, PeopleInternet advertising hit a record high of $6.4 billion in the third quarter.
  29. In Which Cooks Source’s Editor Is So Appalling, We Mistook Her For a Fake [Updated]I got lazy and went to the www.”
  30. Wikipedia Asks Public for $16 Million to Stay Free-to-UseLast year’s fund-raising drive raised only $8 million.
  31. Passive-Aggressive Notes From the Online Staff at NewsweekIt’s always nice to wake up and find out in the ‘Times’ that your job is doomed.”
  32. Cooks Source Is Sorry It Displeased You, Oh Wise and Powerful InternetWe sincerely wish to apologize.”
  33. After Plagiarizing Blogger’s Story, Cooks Source Magazine Has a (Possibly Fake) New Facebook Page [Updated]Any posts considered libelous will be removed.”
  34. The Thankless Life of a Content Farmer, or How Getting Paid $3.50 Per Article Isn’t Even the Worst PartIt’s close to the top of the list, though.
  35. Shh, No One Tell Yahoo About the Buyout — AOL Wants It to Be a SurpriseWill they or won’t they?