WebNewser: Amazon.com has bought Zappos. Here’s hoping they don’t change the way the shoe purveyor does business. We really do need shoes that fast.
New York Times: An update on the News of the World cell phone hacking scandal: the tabloid’s editor told a parliamentary committee that Rupert Murdoch’s son James approved a $1.1 million payment to settle the allegations against the paper.
MinnPost: A look at how three newspapers – the Fargo Forum, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and the St. Paul Pioneer Press approach commenting policies for their Web sites. Interestingly, the Strib blocks comments on eight kinds of articles.
Gawker: Looks like Page Six’s Richard Johnson hasn’t found a new reporter to replace Paula Froelich yet. Any takers?
The Atlantic: Want a laugh? Have a look at some thoughts that McKinsey may have about Condé Nast, including “Is ‘A. Leibovitz’ the accounting code for a corporate jet?”