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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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Will Apple Honor Steve Jobs in Its Product Launch?

When you study Apple, keep October 5th in mind. It might be remembered as an epochal date, a marketing boost that a company lately afflicted by the blahs could use.
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  • April 29, 2013 12:24 PM
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Kevin Spacey is a Hero in Hollywood -- and Silicon Valley

Kevin Spacey is the smartest man in Hollywood because he has found a way to go beyond the traditional borders of Hollywood and the entertainment industry.
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  • April 29, 2013 1:03 AM
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2013: White House Correspondents Dinner: Here are the Best Lines

President Barack Obama killed it on Saturday night when he skewered everyone in Washington, the media world and Hollywood.
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  • April 27, 2013 11:04 PM
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AOL Has Buried the Past (Finally)

AOL has had a lot to live down. Perhaps no American public company has had as much of a shadow pursuing it all through these years.
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  • April 26, 2013 11:31 PM
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Friday Question of the Week: What Was the Best Sit-Com Finale Of All Time?

The finale of the sit-com is always a bittersweet program for the cast and the fans of the show.
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  • April 25, 2013 9:55 PM
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The New York Times Co.'s Bad News

The New York Times Co.'s first-quarter earnings tumbled 93% at a time when the entire traditional media industry continues to reel.
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  • April 25, 2013 2:19 PM
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Donald Trump's Secrets to Uber-Success

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  • April 25, 2013 12:18 PM
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Netflix Taking Dead Aim at HBO

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is taking dead aim at HBO.
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  • April 25, 2013 10:09 AM
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When Will Apple CEO Tim Cook Deliver on New Products?

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  • April 24, 2013 3:51 PM
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CNN Is Reviving Crossfire? Welcome to Must-Avoid TV

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  • April 24, 2013 12:50 PM
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