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»  Dow Jones (NYSE: NWS) Chief Executive Les Hinton (pictured) calls Google (NSDQ: GOOG) a ‘digital vampire’ for sucking the life out of the newspaper business, and alluded to being its Van Helsing. [Crain’s]

»  If Hinton’s plan to overtake Google fails, there’s always start-up Journalism Online, which projects that 10% of “internet readers” will pay for content. [Yahoo]

»  Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire says all is great at his company, including its cash-flow. [Business of Video]

»  For the first time in its 24-year history, Elle has taken the ad page count crown from it’s rival Vogue. [Forbes]

»  Nielsen Online CEO John Burbank thinks that web publishers need to cut the inventory they get from ad networks to better serve their brand advertisers. [Clickz]

»  Wired editor Chris Anderson says “my bad” (or in his words, “mea culpa”) for lifting entries straight from Wikipedia without attribution for his new book, Free: The Future of a Radical Price. [NY Times]

One Response to “paidContent Quick Hits”

  1. ed dunn

    Hinton must be a revisionist.

    Before Google was even around these newspapers create their own web version of their newspaper and zero-summed themselves by not have a revenue model established.

    Now they want to blame someone else in 2009…