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Dow Jones, Mediabistro Play ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

• The Dow Jones board approved Murdoch’s bid, but two of the four Bancrofts on the board refused to take part. The family is expected to meet Monday to begin deliberations. [NYT]
• Jupitermedia bought for $23 million, causing critics to smell a tech bubble. [NYT]
• The new issue of Portfolio will be out soon, and rumor has it that editor Joanne Lipman is ignoring Condé protocol by poaching other books’ staff. [WWD]

• Simpson Thacher’s “Chow for Charity” program gets blasted: “The greatest desideratum of firms is to undertake publicity-generating good works that don’t require them to spend extra money or change the way they do business.” [Slate]
• Who’s the real dean of the Supreme Court press corps? Dahlia Lithwick wants a shot at the title. [Above the Law]
• Lawrence Horowitz, a former New York Supreme Court Justice, was reprimanded for using his status to protect his girlfriend and threaten her estranged husband. [New York Law Journal]

• The main character in Doug Stumpf’s Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy seems suspiciously similar to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. [NYP]
• A new Bluetooth device will keep track of how much you talk in meetings and tell you when to shut up. [Business 2.0]
• Whole Foods CEO John Mackey apologized to investors for his “error in judgment” in posting anonymously to Internet message boards. [NYP]

• Kimora Lee Simmons new reality TV show: apparently, fabulous. [WWD]
• Kate Moss is planning a party for Prince with a purple color scheme. [British Vogue]
• The Anya Hindmarch totes have sold out at Whole Foods. [Fashionista]

Dow Jones, Mediabistro Play ‘Let’s Make a Deal’