paidContent - paidContent Quick Hits: 6.17.09

This story was written by Alex Ferreyra.
»  The main union rep for the Boston Globe is advising members to approve management’s new offer, which includes a 1.3% bigger paycheck than the last proposal, but behind the scenes he is much less supportive of the deal. [The Boston Phoenix, Poynter Online]

»  Outgoing CEO Jim Spanfeller talks about his (and online’s) future. [AdAge]

»  MSN’s is closing in on Yahoos OMG for most-popular celeb-gossip site. [NY Times]

»  One Huffington Post scribe says the site’s writers and readers are now mostly rich people—and the way to change that is to start paying the writers. [Huffington Post]

»  Macrovision (NSDQ: MVSN) has rebranded itself as Rovi, and its first product, Liquid, will make an on-screen channel guide for web-connected HDTVs and Blu-ray players. [NewTeeVee]

»  In these hard times, people are looking for cheaper entertainment than $60 video games. Sales industry wide dropped 31% from last month, or roughly $500 million, the biggest decline since 2000. [LA Times]

»  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince may already be past $100 million at the box office, but a lot of people are downloading the movie illegally—and getting a nasty surprise when they do. [NY Times]

By Alex Ferreyra