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Matt Bourn, 26 July

Last week's worst-kept secret in media was confirmed on Friday afternoon. If you're a PR with a love for anything celebrity, this acquisition and meeting of OK!, Daily Star and Five TV has 'potential' written all over it ...

The new owners will be reliant on a continued upswing in TV revenues, as any return to revenue falls seen in 2008/2009 will seriously reduce the chances of commercial success ...


Ged Carroll, 26 July

The current Wikileaks controversy reminded me of the Pentagon Papers drama, which broke in 1971. Both leaked sets of documents were provided by insiders, both showed a very different picture to that presented to the public by the coalition governments (the German government has it a lot worse than the US government in this respect), and both were published first in liberal traditional media - The New York Times, The Guardian and Der Spiegel in Germany ...


Paul Armstrong, 25 July

When I talk to people about Foursquare, Gowalla and geo-location, I find two things are apparent. First, there's a delicious denialism that people hold on to tightly and second, people are vastly unaware of the difference between public and publicity. The denialism is that some people are utter shits and the public/publicity thing is for another post. But suffice to say that people often blur the two without knowing, with potentially disastrous effects ...

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