The Morning Lowdown 12.09.10


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»  NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) CEO Jeff Zucker is considering a job in private equity as he prepares to step down following the company’s merger with Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA). [WSJ]

»  Although News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). CEO Rupert Murdoch is devoted to the idea of newspapers, COO Chase Carey believes the company needs to play down that part of the business in order to improve its stock price. [Mixed Media]

»  In a bid to get more people using the main Twitter site as opposed to clients like TweetDeck and Seesmic, the microblog is now allowing embeds for music, videos and slideshows on users’ pages. [Twitterblog]

»  Bloggers, go out and get that Pulitzer Prize: entries may use any available journalistic tool, including text reporting, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or any combination of those formats. [Romenesko]

»  Although the sex crimes charges against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange strike his supporters as spurious, it’s possible that the case could damage the whistle-blower site’s brand. [NYT]

»  CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) CEO Les Moonves thinks Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV is interesting, but if it wants access to its programming, why doesn’t just pay up? [Mediaweek]

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