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Headlines from the Week in Media

Jay-Z's TV deal, LinkedIn shares rocket, and more from the week that was

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► NBC sells nearly half of available Super Bowl XLVI spots—(potential) lockout be damned
► Condé Nast to move downtown to 1 World Trade Center
► Dow Jones battles "pink-slip" computer virus after techs laid off
► Adult Swim, Jay-Z make development deal
► Glamour hangs out help-wanted sign, looks for new publisher
► Publicis Groupe acquires U.S. digital ad agency Rosetta for $575 million
Agencytwofifteen merges back into McCann
► LinkedIn initial public offering $45 a share, shoots up to $94 for $8.9 billion valuation
Upfront: CBS to offer 5 new shows (will impact entire sked); ABC, 13 (expands to second night of comedies); NBC, 6; Fox, 8 (3 for midseason); The CW, 4 (will tweak all 5 nights)
► GS&P’s Frances Rhodes moves to StrawberryFrog as director, operations
► Current TV pushed off  Sky Italia, a News Corp. holding, reportedly due to liberal Olbermann
Next Issue Media unveils digital store with 7 titles
Lucky Branded Entertainment builds viral video database
► Hewlett-Packard, Dell report slow consumer PC sales
► Katie Couric move to ABC for afternoon talker looks likely

 

Quotes of the Week

"You can get a 30-second spot on The Office and a Thai massage for 45 bucks."
—Jimmy Kimmel, skewering NBC at the ABC Upfronts

"This is a new America. . . .  These numbers are transforming our communities."
—Don Browne, president, Telemundo, on the demographic shift toward Hispanics

"[I] applaud you for having the fortitude to challenge your less digitally adept boss. You're fired."
—Bill Keller's jokey response to NYT Bits blogger Nick Bilton, who critiqued his boss’s Luddite magazine column 

"There’s a selective outrage machine [at Fox] that pettifogs . . . when it suits the narrative that
suits them."
—Jon Stewart in a FOX interview with Bill O’Reilly

"That is indefensible."
—Sen. Jay Rockefeller at mobile privacy hearing on Facebook’s claim that 100 staffers can supervise content posted by 600 million users