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This story was written by Joseph Tartakoff.


»  IAC-owned The Daily Beast has made another big name hire: LA Times TV editor Kate Aurthur is joining the online pub as its West Coast editor. [The Wrap]

»  Sports Blogger Dan Shanoff has launched timteblog.com, a site dedicated exclusively to news about Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. He says it’s an experiment in ‘hyper-topical blogging.’ [NYT]

»  Expect a big Michael Jackson documentary this fall. Sony (NYSE: SNE) just spent $60 million to buy footage of Michael Jackson’s final concert rehearsals and plans to use it in a film due out Oct. 30. [Bloomberg]

»  Will FriendFeed’s founders soon feel the same way about selling out to Facebook? Delicious founder Joshua Schachter regrets selling his startup to Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO). [Mashable]

»  Bankrupt newspaper company Tribune Co. wants to pay its executives $70 million in bonuses. [Alley Insider]


By Joseph Tartakoff

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