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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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Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion

You can't no longer say that Yahoo lacks a presence in social media and on mobile devices.
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  • May 19, 2013 6:09 PM
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Facebook's Unhappy IPO Anniversary: Where Are the Stockholders' Yachts?

Happy Anniversary to Facebook (FB), which went public a year ago today.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 18, 2013 12:22 PM
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Friday Media Matrix Question: Who's Your Favorite TV Sportscaster?

U.S. sports fans have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to pondering sportscasters -- or is it just an embarrassment?
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  • May 17, 2013 2:16 PM
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For Serious Journalists the TV Upfronts Are Merely Tourist Traps

Ah, what a big week for the TV biz. The upfronts -- when the networks show their upcoming shows to Madison Avenue in the hope of attracting ad dollars -- have dominated the industry this week.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 17, 2013 11:13 AM
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Question for Cannes: Do Mainstream Hollywood Journalists Get Starstruck?

Since this is Cannes season, let me throw out this question:
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 16, 2013 10:54 AM
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Is Google the Smartest Company in the Whole World?

Google (G) may just be the smartest company in the whole world.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 15, 2013 1:23 PM
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The Bloomberg News Scandal: 10 Burning Questions and Answers

The snooping scandal erupting at Bloomberg News is filled with intrigue. Who knew what and when? Why did the reporters do something so brazen and stupid? What does it mean? Why did it happen?
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  • May 14, 2013 8:20 AM
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The Bloomberg News Scandal: What the Media Are Missing

The media are missing or overlooking the two key aspects of the scandal at Bloomberg News. They don't seem to "get" how the values of Bloomberg dominate everything and surely caused the proud company's current state of embarrassment. This is a company that expects to win -- every time.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 13, 2013 11:46 AM
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Barbara Walters of 'The View" to Announce Retirement

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 12, 2013 10:29 PM
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The Bloomberg Fiasco: How Serious Is the Hit?

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  • May 12, 2013 9:29 PM
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