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Jon Friedman

For roughly 14 years MarketWatch published Jon Friedman's Media Web column, a widely read destination for media industry professionals. A former reporter, columnist and editor for Bloomberg, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Investors Daily and other publications, he is also the author of "Forget About Today: Bob Dylan's Genius for (ReInvention, Shunning the Naysayers, and Creating a Personal Revolution" (2012, Penguin) and the co-author of "House of Cards: INside the Troubled Empire of American Express" (1992, Putnam).

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When Hillary Clinton Tweets, People Listen

Hillary Clinton, widely expected to run for the presidency in 2016, is a Twitter force after only one day on the social-media innovation.
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  • June 11, 2013 8:54 AM
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Apple Gropes to Regain Its "Wow!"

Here's the headline Monday from Apple:
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  • June 10, 2013 5:08 PM
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Paul McCartney: The Triumph of a Musical Genius -- I Meant, Craftsman

It has been The Cute Beatle's curse that not many objective music fans have called Paul McCartney, who turns 71 on June 18 -- a musical genius.
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  • June 10, 2013 3:08 PM
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5 Secrets of Mine That The NSA Might Uncover

Much has been made of the disclosure that the NSA has been gathering phone records of millions of unsuspecting Americans in an effort to curb worldwide terrorism.
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  • June 10, 2013 12:37 PM
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For Apple, Today Is High Noon

Today is the kick-off of Apple's much-awaited Worldwide Design Conference kicks in San Francisco.
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  • June 10, 2013 11:33 AM
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Paul McCartney Rocks Brooklyn

Paul McCartney played a highly entertaining 2 1/2 hour set Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, showing why he has had the staying power to flourish for five decades. Whether he played Beatles classics or Wings favorites, he made the audience very happy.
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  • June 9, 2013 1:17 AM
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Google Glass: Overpriced! Unnecessary!! Irresistible!!!

I've been reading a lot about the new innovation Google Glass.
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  • June 8, 2013 2:17 PM
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Happy National Donut Day!

Consider this a Public Service Announcement in case you live in Hollywood and are transacting business with someone in New York City. Tread lightly.
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  • June 7, 2013 12:04 PM
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The New York Times vs. President Obama

The most powerful media voice in the United States has challenged the most powerful person in the nation.
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  • June 7, 2013 11:10 AM
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Michelle Obama: Do the Media Go Too Easy on Her?

Michelle Obama may well be the most admired person in the nation -- and deservedly so.
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  • June 6, 2013 12:57 PM
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