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MediaNews VP David Butler named editor  Carole Leigh Hutton, executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News, is stepping down just 7 months after she was named to the post Netflix To Stream Movies Directly To TV's Macrovision Snags TV Guide  TV Guide magazine magazine is part of a proposed $2.8 billion sale to security software specialist Macrovision New Publisher Named Feature to let news subjects respond  Google is giving the subjects of news stories a way to comment on articles written about them Paper To Cut 17% Of News Staff
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Yahoo Lands NFL’s First Internet-Only Broadcast  Jaguars-Bills game in London on Oct. 25 will be available—for free—to millions of Internet users Steve Rossi named president of Digital First Media  Steve Rossi has been named president of Digital First Media, the parent company of SJ Mercury News Katie Couric to anchor program at Yahoo  Couric to anchor an expansion of the Internet company's video news coverage to help other TV veterans make the transition into online Netflix pursues deals with cable TV operators  Netflix is in talks with major cable television operators - many that used to see it as a threat - on a distribution deal that could make it... NBC Sports, Yahoo team up Brazil papers pull out of Google  90% of the circulation in Brazil have abandoned Google News followed a recommendation to ban the search engine aggregator from using their content Yahoo, ABC joining forces in partnership  ABC News will produce original Web content to be distributed on Yahoo's online and mobile platforms under an alliance MediaNews Parent's Bankruptcy Plan  A judge approved Affiliated Media Inc.'s reorganization plan and freed the publisher of the San Jose Mercury News from most of debt Mercury News Owner Plans Ch. 11 Filing  Affiliated Media Inc., the holding company for MediaNews Group Inc. newspapers it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Yahoo Executive Joins Hearst  Neeraj Khemlani, 38, in charge of news and information is jumping ship to media conglomerate Hearst Corp. Paper chain's staffers to be furloughed  About 3,300 staffers who work at 29 daily newspapers in California run by the MediaNews Group must take an unpaid, one-week furlough Chron, Yahoo! Team On Ads  The SF Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News are partnering with Yahoo! which launched a digital ad platform called APT Netflix Offers Rebate  Netflix gave a 5% credit to customers who didn't receive their latest movie rentals on time after its computer system crashed   Google Wants TV 'White Space' for Wi-Fi  A week after losing in the spectrum auction, Google has started its plan to use TV unlicensed and unused airwaves to provide wireless Intern... Mercury News Lays Off 34


year 2015 Top ^

Jun.3   Yahoo


year 2014 Top ^

Jul.8   SJ Mercury News


year 2013 Top ^

Nov.25   Yahoo
Oct.21   Netflix


year 2012 Top ^

Dec.10   Yahoo
Oct.20   Google


year 2011 Top ^

Oct.3   Yahoo


year 2010 Top ^

Mar.4   SJ Mercury News
Jan.15   SJ Mercury News


year 2009 Top ^

Feb.24   Yahoo
Jan.28   San Jose


year 2008 Top ^

Sep.24   Yahoo
Mar.26   Netflix
Mar.24   Google
Mar.7   SJ Mercury News
  The San Jose Mercury News laid off 15 newsroom staffers and lost 5 other editors through buyouts, shaving the editorial staff by 10%
Feb.19   SJ Mercury News
  The company that operates SJ Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times may resort to layoffs
Jan.3   SJ Mercury News
Jan.2   Netflix


year 2007 Top ^

Dec.7   Santa Clara
Aug.14   SJ Mercury News
Aug.8   Google
Jun.19   SJ Mercury News
  The SJ Mercury News plans to cut its newsroom staff next month as readers and advertising dollars migrate to the Internet


year 2006 Top ^

Apr.26   SJ Mercury News MediaNews to buy Merc, CoCo Times
  Denver's group agreed to buy the SJ Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times as well as 2 other newspapers
Mar.13   SJ Mercury News McClatchy to sell San Jose, CCC papers
  McClatchy will sell the SJ Mercury News, Contra Costa Times it acquired with its purchase of the Knight Ridder   San Jose McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B
  The second-largest U.S. newspaper publisher will also assume about $2 billion in Knight Ridder's debt
 2nd largest takeover in U.S. newspaper history topped only by the Tribune $6.5 billion acquisition of Times Mirror Co. McClatchy's 32 newspapers would be 2nd nationwide in daily circulation behind Gannett, and rank 4th in revenue. McClatchy CEO G. Pruitt said that all the papers are dominant in their markets and ripe for expansions.


year 2005 Top ^

Jun.8   Google $80bn Google takes top media spot
  Internet search phenomenon become the world's biggest media company ahead of Time Warner


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4. 2013-10-21 Netflix pursues deals with cable TV operators Netflix
5. 2012-12-10 NBC Sports, Yahoo team up Yahoo
6. 2012-10-20 Brazil papers pull out of Google Google
7. 2011-10-03 Yahoo, ABC joining forces in partnership Yahoo
I. 2010-03-04 MediaNews Parent's Bankruptcy Plan SJ Mercury News
J. 2010-01-15 Mercury News Owner Plans Ch. 11 Filing SJ Mercury News


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